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Ms. Phoenix from New Orleans LA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

For Reel? We’re Going Fishing?

Help me give my students fishing rods and tackle boxes to become experienced anglers.

  • $756 goal

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My Students

Do you know that your intelligence and character can be developed with hard work and dedication? Ask one of our scholars and they will not only tell you that, yes, your intelligence can and will develop with hard work, but they will also teach you how.

Clever, curious, and confident, our scholars have worked enthusiastically since kindergarten to develop a growth mindset in which they know no one is born intelligent; intelligence comes with hard work and dedication.

As we say in the classroom, we, "Work Hard. Play Hard."

Providing rigorous academics and social emotional development, our school serves scholars in grades K-4 from urban, low-income communities where 98% of them receive free or reduced price lunch.

Our school's mission is to get our scholars to and through college by explicitly teaching them not only the academic skills, but also the character skills necessary to succeed in life. With scholars always at the forefront of our minds, we relentlessly develop lessons, seek hands on materials that will bring learning to life, and hold a figurative mirror up so our scholars see their best selves.

My Project

My students want to explore and engage in the natural landscape around them through the adventures of fishing. I am requesting your help in putting fishing rods and reels and tackle boxes in our young girls' and boys' hands so they can gain first hand knowledge as to why Louisiana is named the Sportsman's paradise.

Students will learn about the aquatic fauna in their community by being outdoors in their Parish's bayous, lakes, and rivers with reels and rods.

Before exploring outdoors, students will learn about native LA fish, what they are, how to identify them, the best methods to catch them, and how to effectively set up and use a fishing rod. All throughout this experience, students will learn excellent sportsmanship, teamwork, build long lasting relationships with each other, and develop a deep respect for the environment around them.

Ms. Phoenix
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Shakespeare 2017 Micro Series Spinning Combos • DICK'S Sporting Goods $24.99 15 $374.85
South Bend 88 Piece Worm Gear Kit • DICK'S Sporting Goods $8.97 15 $134.55

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