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Ms. M.
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 4 donors
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The cost of a ROCK DETECTIVE 5-8 CART for this proposal is $487, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

Hi. Thanks for reading. I am a 5th grade teacher in NYC. I teach 28 students all subjects. We have spent much of this year preparing for the exhausting ELA exam which ENDED last week! As a teacher, I feel rather lousy having spent so much MANDATED time on this. Most of my students are ELL and read far below grade level. I wish to liven up our lessons with a science/math detective unit. I am sad to say that we do not have any resources available at my school for science. I spend endless hours trying to create lesson plans and making copies. I still ask my dad in Ohio to gather material for us! :) So for our upcoming unit: We will become forensic scientists and work like real detectives. I have already planned lessons on fingerprinting, chromatography, mystery powders and a culminating week long Mystery Festival. We would like to ask you to help us fund a Rock Detective unit to go along with our mystery unit. After spending two hours online this evening looking for more science lessons, I came across this program. It would FIT in with our mystery theme and the students would LOVE this activity! I would even be able to share it with another fifth grade teacher. HERE is a brief description of the program: How the "Become a Rock Detective" Program Works Rock Detective Kits contain samples, each with Mystery Questions for kids to solve and Answer Sheets for teachers. By handling and examining the samples and thinking about the Mystery Questions, students begin to solve basic earth science concepts on their own -- they get the "Oh, Wow!" of science At a "Staff Meeting" described on the Answer Sheet, all students gather to share their ideas and help solve the mysteries. This kit includes everything we need and more! I must also add that it will be used over and over again! I have been teaching for 8 years and do NOT plan on stopping. Thank you for taking your time to read this proposal. ANY help is GREATLY appreciated!

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BECOME ROCK DETECTIVE 5-8 CART Catalog Page Number: 578 ES-41 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $350.00 1 $350.00

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