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Ms. Crozier from Waterford MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Life in the New England Colonies

Help me give my students replicas of items that were used in Colonial New England so they can understand through hands-on activities what life was like during colonial times.

  • $393 goal

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My Students

I teach fifth grade in a school that is approximately sixty-five percent Title I. Over half of our students come from economically disadvantaged homes. We have a diverse group of students, including African Americans, Asians, and Hispanic students. My students come with a variety of needs and reading levels.

These children come to school each day ready to learn and with smiles on their faces.

They are excited to read and love having the chance to choose books in our classroom library. They love new books and any opportunity to read.

My Project

One of the highlights of fifth grade social studies is colonial life and the American Revolution. My students love learning about this period in history. However, reading articles and a text book doesn't help make this period come alive. Looking at pictures doesn't do it justice either. This project includes many items that would have been used in the New England Colonies during the 1700's and will allow my students the opportunity to not only look at items, but be able to touch and reason as to why they were important to this region. They will be able to look at the sewing items and reason that textiles were important. They will be able to look at the rocks and make inferences that will lead them to understand that because it was rocky in this region, colonists could not farm much in this region. Every item had some significance to life in the New England Colonies. The baggies and bins will help us keep all these wonderful items organized and stored.

My students need to be able to look at, sort, and compare items used in the colonial times in order to really remember this important period in history.

Your support will help make my fifth graders colonial experts!

Ms. Crozier
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The New-England Primer: The Original 1777 Edition • Amazon Business $11.95 4 $47.80
RotoMetals Tin Metal Cut Pieces 99.9% Premium Grade • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
IRIS USA, Inc. TB-42 Stackable Clear Storage Box, 6 Pack, 12 Quart, 6 Stack and Pull • Amazon Business $28.41 1 $28.41
AmazonBasics Rubber Horseshoe Set • Amazon Business $13.99 2 $27.98
Schleich Blue Whale Toy Figurine • Amazon Business $10.00 2 $20.00
Tumble Tree Timbers Wood Building Set – 150 Pieces. Build Log Cabins. Educational STEM Toy • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Schleich Killer Whale Toy Figurine • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
American Angler Collection Toy Fish Set With Collector Case Largemouth Bass Crappie Bluegill Catfish Striped Bass Miniature Figurine Fish by Toy Fish Factory • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
2-Pack - BLACK & WHITE - Coats & Clark Dual Duty All-Purpose Thread - One 400 Yard Spool each of BLACK & White • Amazon Business $6.95 2 $13.90
Speedball 10205 Mona Lisa Genuine Copper Leaf, 25 Sheet Pack • Amazon Business $12.97 1 $12.97
WINOMO 12pcs Model Trees Train Railways Architecture Landscape Scenery Scale 1:50 (Green) • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Walden Farms Ready To Serve Pancake Syrup Packets Maple -- 12 oz • Amazon Business $11.97 1 $11.97
Singer Assorted Hand Needles , 45-Count (2 Pack) • Amazon Business $5.46 2 $10.92
Gifts & Decor 14750 Mini Mayflower Ship Model Multicolor • Amazon Business $10.55 1 $10.55
Hefty Slider Gallon Freezer Bags - 1 Gallon • Amazon Business $8.94 1 $8.94
Supply Guru SG2133 River Rocks, Pebbles, Outdoor Decorative Stones, Natural Gravel, For Aquariums, Landscaping, Vase Fillers, Succulent, Tillandsia, Cactus pot, Terrarium Plants, 2 LB. (32-Oz). • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79

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