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Mrs. McKee from Altamont UT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Us Learn About the Environment!

My students need items to learn about conservation and our environment!

  • $514 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are from rural Utah. These students are excited about school and want to be successful. It is important for students in early grades to create a strong foundation.

Our school is focused on the core subjects (reading, writing, science and math) this school year.

We want to ensure that students are making a full year of growth. As a school, we work hard to provide an appropriate environment for our students and teach them the skills they will need later in life.

My Project

These supplies will allow us to learn about our environment, and how to conserve our resources. Our unit will begin by reading The Hobbit during reading time. There is a companion book called "Be a Hobbit, Save the Earth."

Using the students' interest in The Hobbit movie, we will transition into learning about the environment using a fictional place (The Shire).

The students will compare their environment to the fictional one. We will specifically look at using less plastic. The students will compare using a metal container, silicone food wraps, and Beeswax wraps. They will gather data, and report which one is the best substitute for Ziplock bags. They will plant their seeds, and monitor for 4 weeks.

Self-sufficiency in 21st Century, Backyard Homesteader, and Self-sufficient Life books will allow students to research a home project to demonstrate what they have learned. These books will be used for ideas. In our rural area, most families own farms. This final project will be as real-world as possible. The students must present their findings with the class.

As a review of the unit, the students will divide into groups, and watch the Disney Nature movies. They will create a flyer to explain why it is important to conserve our environment.

Mrs. McKee
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ecozoi Stainless Steel 3-in-1 Square Eco Lunch Box for Kids & Adults | Bonus Tray + Free Reusable Lunch Bag | Sustainable Zero Waste Eco Friendly Bento Box Food Storage Container • Amazon Business $22.99 4 $91.96
TickleMe Plant Classroom Science Party kit - Grow the Plant that Closes Its Leaves when You Tickle It! Includes Activity Book - Supplies 30 Students • Amazon Business $72.00 1 $72.00
Reusable Silicone Straws - MCIRCO Silicone Straws for 30 oz Tumbler Yeti/Rtic Complete Bundle - Reusable Silicone Straws and Stainless Steel Straws Extra Long Set of 10 with Cleaning Brushes and STO • Amazon Business $10.99 3 $32.97
The Hobbit: Illustrated Edition • Amazon Business $25.50 1 $25.50
Be a Hobbit, Save the Earth:: the Guide to Sustainable Shire Living • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
The Self-Sufficient Life and How to Live It • Amazon Business $22.86 1 $22.86
Beeswax Wrap - Handmade in Switzerland - PataBee Reduce Plastic to Zero Waste - Organic, Sustainable & Reusable Food Wrap - Eco-Friendly Set of 4 pcs - Natural Healthy and Biodegradable Storage Wraps • Amazon Business $21.95 1 $21.95
Disneynature: Chimpanzee (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo in Blu-ray Packaging) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
The Backyard Homestead: Produce all the food you need on just a quarter acre! • Amazon Business $16.11 1 $16.11
101 Easy Homemade Products for Your Skin, Health & Home: A Nerdy Farm Wife's All-Natural DIY Projects Using Commonly Found Herbs, Flowers & Other Plants • Amazon Business $15.63 1 $15.63
Self Sufficiency for the 21st Century, Revised & Updated • Amazon Business $14.85 1 $14.85
Disneynature: Bears (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo) • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Disneynature: Earth (Blu-ray / DVD Combo) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Disneynature: African Cats (Two-Disc Blu-ray / DVD Combo in DVD Packaging) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Grand Line Pack of 5 Reusable Eco Silicone Food Wraps • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99

Materials cost

$400.13

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$436.13

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$76.96

Total project goal

$513.09

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$513.09

5 Donors

-$292.78

Donations toward project cost

-$275.04

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.74

match offer

-$189.52

Match offer toward project cost

-$161.09

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.43

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$30.80

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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