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Ms. Howell from Houston TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Hunger Games

Help me give my students supplies for a relay race style lesson on animal adaptations, including aprons, flashlights, books, and craft materials.

  • $496 goal

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My Students

My students are leaders in their community.

We are a Leader in Me school, where we all practice the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (really there are 8) every day to set goals, achieve them, and be successful citizens.

We are also a magnet school for visual and performing arts, ensuring that all of our children receive arts-based instruction every day.

Most of our students are labeled as Title I and at-risk with a low socioeconomic status, and are minorities. Basically, they don't get enough of most things that they desperately need. Lots of them have experienced too much failure and people who have let them down. But we don't let excuses get in our way!

My Project

The Hunger Games will be played relay race style in teams. At each "event", one team will have an advantage over the other. For instance, in the first game, teams will wear backpacks while trying to run from predators - one team will have weights in their backpacks and the other cotton balls. Another game involves gathering and storing food - one team wears aprons with no pockets and the other with large pockets.

At the end of the game, we will discuss advantages and disadvantages for each task and relate that to adaptations that help animals survive and thrive.

The students will then learn what each game represented and that one team represented advantages or disadvantages of bears, the other bats.

What better way to teach a lesson on adaptations than to have the students step into the lives of the animals? It doesn't hurt that they will be having fun and coming to their own conclusions long before the class discussion.

Ms. Howell
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 375 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Paddle Perch Climb: Bird Feet are Neat • Amazon Business $8.04 6 $48.24
Homz Plastic Storage, Modular Stackable Storage Bins with Blue Latching Handles, 15.5 Quart, Clear, 4-Pack • Amazon Business $15.28 3 $45.84
20l Backpack Foldable For Women & Kids • Amazon Business $7.50 6 $45.00
Beaks! • Amazon Business $7.30 6 $43.80
What if You Had Animal Parts!? 7 Book Set • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
UV Flashlight Black Light UV Lights - 21 LED Ultraviolet Blacklight Pet Urine Detector for Dog/Cat Urine,Dry Stains,Bed Bug, Matching with Pet Odor Eliminator • Amazon Business $5.48 6 $32.88
NOBONDO 12 Pack Bib Apron - Unisex Durable Apron Bulk with 2 Roomy Pockets Machine Washable for Kitchen Crafting BBQ Drawing (Lemon) • Amazon Business $26.95 1 $26.95
GREEN LIFESTYLE 12 Pack Bib Apron - Unisex Black Apron Bulk Machine Washable for Kitchen Crafting BBQ Drawing Outdoors (Orange) • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
Foam Balls Bulk – 100 Pack White Polystyrene Foam Ball for Arts and Craft Use, Makes DIY Ornaments, Presentation, and School Projects, White, 0.9 Inch in Diameter • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Colored Masking Tape,Colored Painters Tape for Arts & Crafts, Labeling or Coding - Art Supplies for Kids - 6 Different Color Rolls - Masking Tape 1 Inch x 13 Yards (2.4cm X 12m) • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
Boao Men's Winter Warm Ski Gloves Waterproof Snowboard Gloves Cotton Windproof Thermal Gloves for Winter Outdoor Activities (Color Set 4) • Amazon Business $3.99 3 $11.97
MedPride Powder-Free Nitrile Exam Gloves, Large, Box/100 • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Uvfx Black Light Medium 250Ml Matte, White, • Amazon Business $8.87 1 $8.87

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