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Mrs. Tibbetts from Rockland ME is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Family Outdoor Adventure Pack

My students need binoculars, trail guides, field guides and magnifying glasses.

  • $249 goal

This project expired on May 22, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are a large elementary school on the coast of Maine. Our students do not have a lot of the basic comforts that many of us take for granted; a stable home environment, warm clothes, and three meals a day. Many are raised in single parent households, depend on seasonal incomes relating to tourism and fishing, and they move around a lot. But like students everywhere, they are eager to learn and are grateful for the opportunities and stability that school provides for them.

Each day our students come to school, looking for something to feel good about, a way to be successful and engaged.

Some are passionate about reading, for others it might be math or science. Most all of them love to be creative. In the learning commons, I teach them about stories and authors, poetry and folklore, about how information is organized and how we access it. We learn about how we can take what we've found and put it all together in a mixture of words and text, images and artwork, to help our audience understand it and to make it our own.

My Project

Family adventure packs will be a new addition to our library collection. Each one will have a different theme. They can be checked out from the library on Friday afternoon and returned on Monday morning. Most adventure packs will have non-consumable supplies, maybe some coupons for local business for consumable supplies, and some tip sheets or scavenger hunts.

The Outdoor Adventure pack will have everything a family needs to get outside for a nature hike.

The backpack will include a pair of binoculars, an assortment of field guides, some trail guides, and some granola bars, just add water bottles.

Mrs. Tibbetts
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 330 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kids Binoculars, Cobiz 10x25 Outdoor Binoculars for Kids, Folding Spotting Telescope For Bird Watching, Camping and Hunting ,Best Christmas Gift For Boys,Girls (white) • Amazon Business $23.99 2 $47.98
Nature Valley Granola Bars, Crunchy, Oats and Honey, 1.49 Ounce , 12 Count (Pack of 6) • Amazon Business $29.88 1 $29.88
Venture Pal Lightweight Packable Durable Travel Hiking Backpack Daypack (Navy Blue) • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
Handheld LED Magnifying Glass with 3 Replacement Lens, Insten 2.5X 6X 16X Handheld Magnifier Set with Lights for Seniors, Kids, Reading Maps, Jewellery, Watch & Computer Repairs, Inspection • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Family Friendly Hikes in Maine • Amazon Business $11.52 1 $11.52
A Walk on the Beach: Into the Field Guide • Amazon Business $9.41 1 $9.41
Ultimate Explorer Field Guide: Trees (National Geographic Kids Ultimate Explorer Field Guide) • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
Ultimate Explorer Field Guide: Insects: Find Adventure! Go Outside! Have Fun! Be a Backyard Insect Inspector! (National Geographic Kids Ultimate Explorer Field Guide) • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
Ultimate Explorer Field Guide: Birds (National Geographic Kids Ultimate Explorer Field Guide) • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
A Walk in the Woods: Into the Field Guide • Amazon Business $8.34 1 $8.34

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