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Ms. Derasmo from Brooklyn NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Going Back in Time to Where It All Started!

My students need materials like magnetic money, magnetic base 10, a dip pen set, and the Declaration of Independence posters, to enhance our new Social Studies Curriculum.

  • $508 goal

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My Students

Our school is located in Williamsburg Brooklyn, New York. The children at our school are wonderful and a joy to teach. Most of our students are faced with the hardest challenges, but are always ready to tackle the tasks that await them, with smiles on their faces as they enter the school building. A majority of my students have never experienced life outside of Brooklyn, so these unique materials will help them experience history and historical events firsthand. They should know how our world was developed since they are such an important part to it!

My fourth grade students are just starting to understand their uproots and how our society all started!

My students come to school everyday prepared to learn and meet new academic challenges. They present different cultures, however, we stand together as a school community. With your help they will be given opportunities that will enhance their educational journey.

My Project

My students will be introduced to a new Social Studies Curriculum this year as they start their new school year in September. With your help, they will be able to touch, feel, and visualize history with these materials. It is imperative that the children are provided with an authentic, yet tangible learning experience so that they can understand how our society was developed. Students can be taught history, however, it becomes much more meaningful and memorable when you see what you are learning about. I have hand-picked materials that align to each unit, which will make a difference in my students' learning experience. The materials include books, items people have used in the past, and visual charts and posters to enhance their learning rather than just reading about it theough textbooks.

Ms. Derasmo
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Learning Resources Double-sided Magnetic Money • Amazon Business $25.14 2 $50.28
Learning Resources Giant Magnetic Base Ten • Amazon Business $21.78 2 $43.56
Antique Feather Dip Pen Set | Retro Feather Pen Calligraphy Pen Set Feather Writing Quill Ink Dip Pen Best Holiday Gift (Brown) • Amazon Business $14.98 2 $29.96
Declaration of Independence 16 X 14, Constitution of the U.S. 18.5 X 12.5, Bill of Rights 16 X 14 Posters • Amazon Business $13.89 2 $27.78
United States Civics - Bill Of Rights for Kids | 1787 - 2016 incl Amendments Social, Economic and Political Context (US Precontact) • Amazon Business $12.45 2 $24.90
Great Places To You Statue of Liberty Replica, Statue of Liberty Souvenirs, New York Souvenirs, 6" H • Amazon Business $11.99 2 $23.98
Spotlight on America: American Revolution • Amazon Business $11.04 2 $22.08
The Complete Book of Maps and Geography, Grades 3 - 6 • Amazon Business $10.90 2 $21.80
Tandy Leather Native Heritage Medicine Pouch Kit 4635-01 • Amazon Business $10.67 2 $21.34
Learning Resources Magnetic Rainbow Fraction Tiles, 51 Pieces • Amazon Business $10.26 2 $20.52
Immigration: The 20th Century (Primary Source Readers) • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Our Government: The Three Branches (Social Studies Readers : Content and Literacy) • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
New York (True Books: My United States) • Amazon Business $7.95 2 $15.90
The New Americans: Colonial Times: 1620-1689 (The American Story) • Amazon Business $7.48 2 $14.96
Woodland Scenics SP4443 1.5-Inch Scene Setters Figurine, Native Americans, 5/Pack • Amazon Business $6.90 2 $13.80
George vs. George: The American Revolution As Seen from Both Sides • Amazon Business $5.56 2 $11.12
National Geographic Readers: Ellis Island • Amazon Business $3.99 2 $7.98
The Very First Americans (All Aboard Books) • Amazon Business $3.58 2 $7.16

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