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  • $313 goal

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Ms. Dunn
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

First Grade Rocks!

My students need metamorphic, sedimentary, and igneous rocks, 12 magnifiers to observe them, and books to gather information and identify them.

I am a first grade teacher in a lower socioeconomic part of Nevada. I currently have 22 students, two who are severely learning disabled and one who requires some assistance from our special education resource room teacher.

Rocks and their properties are part of the first grade curriculum in our district. The problem is, we do not have any rocks to study. This makes completing a unit of study on rocks a bit difficult, as you can imagine.

To complete our unit, we are hoping that our students will be provided with rocks to study, magnifiers to view them with, and books to learn all they can about these rocks.

Sitting in class today, there could be a child, or even children, so sparked by their interest in rocks that they pursue it further and become a geologist, a paleontologist, or possible choose a career that has not even been invented yet! Your donation could make a wonderful impact on the lives of many children.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

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Dave's Down-to-Earth Rock Shop (MathStart) Murphy, Cat Bowman Smith (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Rocky Road Trip Judith Stamper, Hope Gangloff (Illustrator), Manufactured by Inc. Scholastic • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Rocks and Fossil Hunter (Nature Activity Series) Ben Morgan, DK Publishing, Contribution by Richard H. Efthim, Manufactured by DK Publishing • Barnes and Noble $8.99 1 $8.99
Looking at Rocks Jennifer A. Dussling, Allan Drew-Brook-Cormack (Illustrator), Deborah Drew-Brook (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Rocks and Minerals (Eye Wonder Series) Caroline Bingham, DK Publishing, Manufactured by Dorling Kindersley Publishing • Barnes and Noble $8.99 1 $8.99
LC1102 - Big View Magnifier • Lakeshore Learning $9.95 1 $9.95
LA444 - Hand Magnifiers - Set of 12 • Lakeshore Learning $27.50 1 $27.50
TT981 - Rocks & Soil Activity Tub • Lakeshore Learning $59.95 1 $59.95
FE401 - Igneous Rock Collection • Lakeshore Learning $19.95 1 $19.95
FE402 - Sedimentary Rock Collection • Lakeshore Learning $19.95 1 $19.95
FE403 - Metamorphic Rock Collection • Lakeshore Learning $19.95 1 $19.95
Let's Go Rock Collecting Roma Gans, Gans, Holly Keller (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
I Love Rocks Cari Meister, Terry Sirrell (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.45 1 $4.45

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This project will reach 42 students.

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