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Mrs. Keller from New Orleans LA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Me Inspire a Love for Science and Nature

Help me give my students the learning experiences they crave with life-cycle specimen kits and shelving to display the items.

  • $308 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach Pre-K and Kindergarten students in a unique public Montessori school which recently opened in 2018. I marvel at my student's desire for knowledge. They devour learning like it’s cupcakes! They are in the beginning stages of reading and writing. Writing seems to be a calming, creative process for them. In fact, they would write uninterrupted for hours if allowed to.

My students are an inquisitive bunch.

They enjoy math, poetry, science, art, and crafting. Often, they can be found crafting things for each other, creating a spirit of kindness and community among themselves. It’s amazing to see the good-will expressed between them.

My Project

Nothing inspires a path of investigation for younger students more than a discussion about science and nature. Who wouldn’t want to know about the life-cycle of a turtle or what baby chicks enjoy eating?

Once the discussion starts, I often find that students love science even when they didn’t know they love science; no convincing necessary!

It is important for teachers to create lessons that engage students and spark their curiosity and nothing engages them more than having life-like models that reflects the beauty and sophistication of things found in nature.

Life-like models encourage discovery effortlessly. Natural birch shelving provides a place to show-off and displays the models at the student's eye level. Help me give my students a chance to wonder, investigate, and discover worlds larger or smaller than their own.

Mrs. Keller
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Childcraft ABC Furnishings 2-Shelf Storage Unit, 48 x 13 x 20 Inches • Amazon Business $189.95 1 $189.95
Safari Ltd Safariology the Life Cycle of a Chicken • Amazon Business $10.29 1 $10.29
Safari Ltd Life Cycle of a Green Sea Turtle • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

Materials cost

$210.23

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$18.40

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.15

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$261.78

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$46.20

Total project goal

$307.98

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$307.98

2 Donors

-$299.28

Donations toward project cost

-$261.78

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$37.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.70

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$0.00

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