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Mrs. Perlongo
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 6 donors
  • $0 still needed

Health Class Gets Real - Hurricane Sandy Students Baby Talk

My students need 5 newborn baby dolls to teach them that parenting is not as easy as they think.

My Students

Do you know what it is like to not have the right materials to work with? That is how I teach my health classes. The models that I do have are broken and anatomically incorrect.

Our Middle School is a diverse high-need school comprised of over 1,000 students in grades 6 to 8.

Half of our student population currently receives free or reduced priced lunch. Approximately half of our students receive support services in addition to their core classes. All of the students have been adversely affected by Hurricane Sandy.

My Project

All of my students are 8th graders. The district is a lower income area where most of the parents do not talk to them about their bodies. The children are all curious and interested in different content. They love learning about their bodies and have tons of difficult questions. The models I have requested will help the students learn about the needs and care of a newborn baby.

You will help my students learn about their bodies and the human reproductive system.

This is life information our kids should know about themselves. They have a genuine interest in their bodies and having these dolls to care for will enhance their learning. I have asked for models of newborn babies, some of which need constant care. In a society that glorifies teen moms with television shows I need to teach my students that reality is different than reality TV.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Basic Ready-or-Not Tot® - White Manikin • Nasco $129.95 2 $259.90
Newborn Baby Dolls - Brown Baby Boy and Girl • Nasco $94.95 1 $94.95
Newborn Baby Doll - African-American Boy • Nasco $17.95 1 $17.95
Newborn Baby Doll - Hispanic Girl • Nasco $17.95 1 $17.95

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This project will reach 333 students.

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This classroom project was brought to life by Ham Rove Memorial Fund and 5 other donors.

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