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Mrs. Ocegueda from Fresno CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

From First Graders to Scientists

Help me give my students practical tools and engaging literature to participate in science based lessons.

  • $937 goal

This project expired on February 1, 2020.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach in a small rural school. My first grade class is only 1 of 2 first grade classes on campus. This is my second year teaching a single grade classroom and it has been a wonderful experience. I never realized how much I would benefit from my students. I am creating this project in an attempt to give something back to them. As everything advances we realize that science and technology are front runners in our society.

I would like to provide my students with a fighting chance to compete with the demands of today, to set them up for success.

In order to do so I we need some help. I've always hear that it takes a village to raise a child up and I truly believe it. I want to turn my classroom into a science based, technology focused, dynamic learning experience. I want to completely challenge the status quo of what classrooms are supposed to look like. I want my students to participate authentic learning because they deserve nothing less.

My Project

The bulk of what I am requesting is focused on science. I want to use these materials to encourage and promote enthusiasm towards science. In requesting these items I not only focused on practical tools needed in the classroom to carry out hands-on experiments and observations, but I also chose some literature fit just for my students. Exposing my students to science based, interesting, and engaging literature is a strategy I would like to implement to reach my overall goal. My students are not exposed to the possibilities that exist for them to pursue a future in STEM. I would like to influence and impact their dreams. I want to push them to reach for greatness and not settle for anything less.

Mrs. Ocegueda
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 19 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
BK395X - STEM Stories Hardcover Library • Lakeshore Learning Materials $105.00 1 $105.00
LA216 - Student Safety Goggles - Set of 12 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 2 $79.98
Growth Mindset Read Alouds (6 Books) • AKJ Education $78.43 1 $78.43
Amazing Women Scientists (6 Books) • AKJ Education $70.26 1 $70.26
Conservation (14 Books) • AKJ Education $68.58 1 $68.58
VR274 - Binoculars with Compass • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 5 $49.95
NGSS Grade 1- Waves and Their Applications (8 Books) • AKJ Education $44.22 1 $44.22
VR443 - Easy-View Telescope • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
LA444 - Hand Magnifiers - Set of 12 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
Seasons (8 Books) • AKJ Education $38.82 1 $38.82
Animals (8 Books) • AKJ Education $38.79 1 $38.79
Astronomy - Fun Facts (7 Books) • AKJ Education $38.28 1 $38.28

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