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Mrs. Kelly from Bronx NY is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Inner City Meets Mother Nature's Global Family

My students need certain materials such as aquarium filters, sand, a plant kit, science puzzles, an ink pad, and bubbles with wands for our Pre-K classroom.

  • $301 goal

This project expired on July 17, 2014.

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My Students

Children in the Big Apple do not always get a chance to see nature up close. I feel it is so important for my preschoolers to have this opportunity. Children must be made aware of the interdependence on the planet of all species. The problem is we do not always have the funding to make this possible.

I teach Pre-K to 18 wonderful children in the Bronx.

Most of the children come from low socioeconomic backgrounds and many are second language learners. In our school, 100% of the students receive free lunch. We are a large, urban school in New York City and many of the children come from families who are struggling financially. Our families value education and are excited when they see their children learning and being exposed to new things. I have noticed that many students who are coming to school for the first time, do not have a lot of prior knowledge when it comes to nature. My goal is to reveal to them the basic laws of nature and the risks to our planet posed by mankind. Children should be taught early the medical and intellectual breakthroughs in science. The children have limited outdoor play areas, and often come to school with limited knowledge of the natural world.

My Project

My main goal in Pre-K is to keep the children engaged and interested in learning. If I can keep the children engaged, I believe I will keep their interest which will lead to a strong foundation in early childhood science. I am requesting science materials that will make a big difference. Through the use of these educational tools, the children will have a magical year in Pre-K. Children learn best through experiences that are integrated and multi-sensory. The science materials I am requesting are units on early childhood themes such as animals, plants, and other things in the natural world. They will learn so much from animal habitats to preserving their planet. I am requesting new filters for our aquarium, plants, bubbles with different wands, science puzzles, an ink pad and sand. These materials will help enrich our Pre-K program. Please help us to explore science right here in our room.

The seeds of scientific intrigue must be planted early so that students can encounter the laws of nature.

These materials would enrich my teaching and give the students experiences that go considerably beyond the picture, pencil and paper activities. I try to make my classroom a constructionist one with emphasis on understanding by doing things hands-on. A strong science program in the early grades can lay the foundation for a lifetime of learning in exploration and discovery. Thank you

Mrs. Kelly
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
EA213 - Extra Filters Refill Pack • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 3 $89.97
EE604 - Lakeshore Big Bubbles Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
GR242 - See It Grow Plant Lab • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
VS318 - Clean Sand - 25-Lb. Box • Lakeshore Learning Materials $21.99 1 $21.99
FK276 - Dinosaurs Floor Puzzle • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
FK218 - Horses Floor Puzzle • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
FK228 - Four Seasons Floor Puzzles • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
WD111 - Big Bubbles • Lakeshore Learning Materials $6.99 1 $6.99
LL172GR - Lakeshore Washable Inkpad - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $3.99 1 $3.99

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