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Mrs. Erickson from Fishers IN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

It's All Greek to Me! Mythology Literacy Stations

Help me give my students LEGO StoryTales, books, earbuds, and strategy games to learn about Greek Mythology through inquiry and play.

  • $462 goal

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My Students

My students are passionate learners. Many days they learn by exploration and play. As much as possible I try to choose inquiry-driven activities where students can learn through discovery. When we read books, we become a part of the literary universe. When we engage in math activities, we apply it to real life. Outside of academic content, we are a classroom family who all share our triumphs and our struggles. Every Monday I call on volunteers who share their "highs and lows"- the highlight of the weekend, and the lowlight. If I forget to bring it up, they make sure to remind me! That's how much they love to share with each other.

Every day I try to show my students that learning can be, and very much is, FUN.

My teaching strategies are all about engagement and connecting with students. In my room relationships come first. I try to make sure that every day my kiddos come to my room feeling both identity safe and excited to find out what we will dive into next.

My Project

This is my fifth year teaching Greek Mythology to my students, and every year I try to keep things fresh. This year I was inspired by my love of inquiry and play to create Greek Myth learning stations. Students will play mythology-inspired strategy board games. They will use quality earbuds to listen to the retelling of myths through audiobooks. LEGO StoryTales will allow students to recreate scenes from famous myths, practicing the importance of story elements. Lastly, they will both read about and act as famous figures from the mythological stories.

Students learn best through play and exploration, and this project will allow students to do both.

Making learning fun every day is my goal, and these materials will allow me to continue improving my Greek Mythology unit resulting in deeper learning, while also meeting my "learning is fun" goal!

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This project will reach 26 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
StoryTales • LEGO Education $120.95 1 $120.95
National Geographic Kids Everything Mythology: Begin Your Quest for Facts, Photos, and Fun Fit for Gods and Goddesses • Amazon Business $12.17 6 $73.02
Greek Myth Plays: 10 Readers Theater Scripts Based on Favorite Greek Myths That Students Can Read and Reread to Develop Their Fluency (Best Practices in Action) • Amazon Business $10.19 6 $61.14
Panasonic ErgoFit In-Ear Earbud Headphones RP-HJE120-K (Black) Dynamic Crystal Clear Sound, Ergonomic Comfort-Fit • Amazon Business $8.49 6 $50.94
Santorini - Strategy-Based Board Game • Amazon Business $26.49 1 $26.49
Zeus on the Loose • Amazon Business $9.78 1 $9.78

Materials cost

$342.32

Vendor shipping charges

$15.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.13

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$392.45

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$69.26

Total project goal

$461.71

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$461.71

2 Donors

-$461.71

Donations toward project cost

-$392.45

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$69.26

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$0.00

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