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Mrs. Hudson from Glendale AZ is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Hands on Science for First Graders

My students need books and science materials to experience a hands on science unit about life cycles!

  • $590 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Learning science without a visual depiction or a grade level text would be like learning to read without a book or doing math without a pencil. Every year I do a life cycle unit by hatching duck eggs and discussing different concepts. However, the missing resources makes it a great challenge.

I have 24 of the most amazing first graders a teacher could ever ask for!

Each and everyone of them has a treasure within them that shines. They are apart of a public elementary school in Arizona which has many families that come from very low socioeconomic backgrounds. The school hosts grades k(half day)-8th. We are a kids at hope school and everyday the students say the kids at hope pledge that states "you are talented, smart and capable of success". They are taught that they are each a piece of a puzzle, different and unique but together, the picture is complete! My students are amazing and deserve the best education and resources available to help them love learning and become life long learners!

My Project

Gaining resources that allow my students to have a full experience that includes hands on materials as well as informative and grade level text will give my current students the ultimate science experience. It will also give each and every student I have for the next 30 years that experience as well. Unlike literacy and other "fads", life cycles is a concrete concept that will not change which allows the materials to be used year after year!

With budget cuts and a district focus on reading and math there is no funding for any additional science related materials unless students are in 8th grade.

Children should not have to wait until they are 12 before they are able to explore the world of science and the endless possibilities that it brings.

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Mrs. Hudson
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
FF881 - Life Science Discovery Box • Lakeshore Learning $59.95 1 $59.95
RR920X - Science Discoveries Pocket Chart Kits - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning $99.00 1 $99.00
LC66 - The Butterfly Nursery • Lakeshore Learning $39.95 1 $39.95
RE986 - Life Cycles Theme Book Library • Lakeshore Learning $33.50 1 $33.50
FF949 - Life Cycles Theme Box • Lakeshore Learning $49.95 1 $49.95
DD904 - Life Cycle of a Frog Specimen Set • Lakeshore Learning $49.95 1 $49.95
A New Frog: The Life Cycle of an Amphibian Pamela Hickman, Heather Collins, Heather Collins (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.93 1 $5.93
Everything Bird: What Kids Really Want to Know about Birds Cherie Winner • Barnes and Noble $8.89 1 $8.89
Science Vocabulary Readers Set: Life Cycles: Exciting Nonfiction Books That Build Kids' Vocabularies Liza Charlesworth • Barnes and Noble $68.39 1 $68.39
Discovery Kids Change and Grow: Foal to Horse Steve Parker • Barnes and Noble $3.79 1 $3.79
Discovery Kids Change and Grow: Caterpillar to Butterfly Steve Parker • Barnes and Noble $3.79 1 $3.79
A New Butterfly Pamela Hickman, Heather Collins (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.93 1 $5.93

Materials cost

$429.02

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$30.67

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.44

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$501.13

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$88.43

Total project goal

$589.56

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$589.56

9 Donors

-$294.77

Donations toward project cost

-$250.56

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$44.21

match offer

-$294.79

Match offer toward project cost

-$250.57

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$44.22

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$0.00

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