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Mr. Welsh from Auburn WA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Growing Crazy; Books Every Kindergartner Wants to Read in Life Science

My students need genre-based supporting literature to help them learn about growing plants.

  • $468 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is highly diverse with a free and reduced-price lunch rate just under 80%. About half of our students have limited English ability. We also have a high mobility rate of about 40%, which means more then a third of our students move in and out of the school each year. While we have many hurdles to overcome, we use our diversity as a strength and have set the bar high for all our students.

Each year our staff and students work to increase their successes, as evidenced by assessments and personal goals set with each student.

It is our school's goal to prepare all students to have skills needed to move on to college when they graduate from high school; Here at the elementary level we are working to build the foundation skills in Reading, Math, Writing, & Science, but also in organization, communication, problem solving and collaboration so that they can be successful in a world of constant change.

My Project

This project supports a large Plant Life Science Unit supported in collaboration between, the school librarian, our science Teacher, and all our Kindergarten teachers. Students will be learning about, and growing their own vegetables in their classes in hydroponic Areogrden planters. As they move through this 10 week unit, they will also be reading stories each week from the librarian related to the lessons they are taught in the classroom.

Specific books in this project have been chosen to support the student's learning each week as they participate in hands-on project-based learning activities.

At the end of the unit, they will have discussed many topics: parts of a seed, germination, The five needs of every plant, pollination, seed dispersal, and healthy eating. Each wee these stories help provide the schema and ideas that will build their knowledge of plants, and by the end, Kindergartners will be able to proudly celebrate their success and leaning by having a salad party where they can eat what they have grown in their classes.

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

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 70 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Nugget And Fang (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) • Amazon Business $17.20 3 $51.60
The Reason For A Flower: A Book About Flowers, Pollen, And Seeds (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Ruth Heller's World of Nature) • Amazon Business $19.65 2 $39.30
Plants Can't Sit Still (Millbrook Picture Books) • Amazon Business $18.99 2 $37.98
Pollination Power • Amazon Business $33.62 1 $33.62
The Rain Came Down • Amazon Business $12.89 2 $25.78
The Tiny Seed (The World of Eric Carle) • Amazon Business $7.94 2 $15.88
From Seed to Plant • Amazon Business $14.66 1 $14.66
The Great Kapok Tree: A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest • Amazon Business $14.45 1 $14.45
The Curious Garden • Amazon Business $14.12 1 $14.12
Sophie's Squash • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
How Martha Saved Her Parents from Green Beans • Amazon Business $12.90 1 $12.90
Sophie's Squash Go to School • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Bee & Me • Amazon Business $12.23 1 $12.23
Pollination (Science Readers: Content and Literacy) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
What is Pollination? (Big Science Ideas) • Amazon Business $7.37 1 $7.37
Bee & Me • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
La vida de una abeja (A Bee's Life) (Spanish Version) (TIME FOR KIDS® Nonfiction Readers) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
National Geographic Readers: Seed to Plant • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
La semillita (The Tiny Seed) (The World of Eric Carle) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $3.38 1 $3.38

Materials cost

$333.41

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$29.17

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$397.58

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$70.16

Total project goal

$467.74

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$467.74

1 Donor

-$198.79

Donations toward project cost

-$198.79

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$233.87

Match offer toward project cost

-$198.79

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$35.08

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$35.08

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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