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Mrs. Bass from Maysville NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Literacy - Not Just for Language Arts

Help me give my students books and hands on learning materials to encourage their love of science and literacy.

  • $810 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a group of students in a low-income/high poverty area, many of my students face challenges each day not only at school but also at home. Regardless of their struggles these students strive to be the best leaders they can each and every day. It is my goal to make the most of their experience in my classroom by providing them with everyday items, creating areas of comfort within the classroom, and supplying activities that will extend their learning and creativity in more ways that general lessons.

These students were severely impacted by Hurricane Florence and have had a non-traditional start to the school year.

After just 10 days of school, students spent 52 calendar days out of school due to the effects of the hurricane on our local area. Despite varying levels of destruction all students were impacted in their personal life, whether it was minimal damage to their house or a complete loss of their home. Through these hurdles students still support each other and make it their own personal goal to help each other succeed within our classroom. In order to succeed these lively, creative, and loving students need materials that will fit their own unique needs.

My Project

It is proven that students who enjoys the topic of their book will read more in depth and are more likely to complete the book. In a low income school such as ours, students are often performing at least one grade level lower than their assigned grade. By introducing higher interest books to students we can continue to close the gaps that these students have.

With hands on models and materials students will have the opportunity to expand their creative thinking skills.

We will use these materials in many different projects within the science classroom allowing us to retain more of the information being taught and to engage our learners.

Mrs. Bass
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Straw Constructor STEM Building Toys 300 pcs-Colorful Interlocking Plastic Enginnering Toys- Fun- Educational- Safe for Kids- Develops Motor Skills-Construction Blocks- Best Gift for Boys and Girls … • Amazon Business $16.99 2 $33.98
Educational Insights Sprout & Grow Window • Amazon Business $16.98 2 $33.96
Peradix Kids Building Sticks Toys 155 PCS Soft Building Blocks STEM Set Flexible Twistable Construction Theme DIY Activity Game Set- Construction and Educational Toy for Children with Storage Bag • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
T is for Tar Heel: A North Carolina Alphabet • Amazon Business $17.05 1 $17.05
Ada Twist, Scientist • Amazon Business $16.16 1 $16.16
Learning Resources Cross-Section Earth Model • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
EMIDO Building Blocks Kids Educational Toys STEM Toys Building Discs Sets Interlocking Solid Plastic for Preschool Kids Boys and Girls, Safe Material for Kids - 120 pieces with Storage Bag • Amazon Business $14.98 1 $14.98
Creative Kids Flakes - 600 Piece Interlocking Plastic Disc Set for Fun, Creative Building - Educational STEM Construction Toy for Boys & Girls - Non Toxic, Ages 3+ • Amazon Business $14.97 1 $14.97
Learning Resources Giant Magnetic Plant Life Cycle • Amazon Business $14.84 1 $14.84
Learning Resources Cross-Section Flower Model • Amazon Business $14.62 1 $14.62
Iggy Peck, Architect • Amazon Business $14.19 1 $14.19
Oscar and the Snail: A Book About Things That We Use (Start with Science) • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
Oscar and the Bird: A Book about Electricity (Start with Science) • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
Oscar and the Moth: A Book About Light and Dark (Start with Science) • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
Oscar and the Frog: A Book About Growing (Start with Science) • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
Oscar and the Cricket: A Book About Moving and Rolling (Start with Science) • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
Oscar and the Bat: A Book About Sound (Start with Science) • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
What Do You Do With a Problem? • Amazon Business $13.90 1 $13.90
Pendaflex Recycled Hanging Folders, Letter Size, Pink, 1/5 Cut, 25/BX (81609) • Amazon Business $13.82 1 $13.82
Ada Twist and the Perilous Pants: The Questioneers Book #2 • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Ada Twist's Big Project Book for Stellar Scientists • Amazon Business $12.98 1 $12.98
Rosie Revere's Big Project Book for Bold Engineers • Amazon Business $12.86 1 $12.86
What Do You Do With a Chance? • Amazon Business $12.71 1 $12.71
The Most Magnificent Thing • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters: The Questioneers Book #1 • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
American Educational Vinyl Clever Catch Food and Nutrition Ball, 24" Diameter • Amazon Business $11.25 1 $11.25
Iggy Peck's Big Project Book for Amazing Architects • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Raleigh and the State of North Carolina:: Cool Stuff Every Kid Should Know (Arcadia Kids) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
ULT-unite 120pcs Wooden Dominos Blocks Set, Kids Game Educational Play Toy, Domino Racing Toy Game • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Motion (Science Readers: Content and Literacy) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Ultimate Explorer Field Guide: Rocks and Minerals (National Geographic Kids Ultimate Explorer Field Guide) • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
National Geographic Kids Everything Rocks and Minerals: Dazzling gems of photos and info that will rock your world • Amazon Business $9.06 1 $9.06
Rosie Revere, Engineer • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Give It a Push! Give It a Pull!: A Look at Forces (Lightning Bolt Books) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Motion: Push and Pull, Fast and Slow (Amazing Science) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Rocks: Hard, Soft, Smooth, and Rough (Amazing Science) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
The Faces, Err Phases, of the Moon - Astronomy Book for Kids | Children's Astronomy Books • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
What Do You Do With an Idea? • Amazon Business $8.47 1 $8.47
Newton and Me (Arbordale Collection) • Amazon Business $8.45 1 $8.45
105-Piece Flexible Magnetic Squares for Light Everyday Use; Strong Adhesive - Just Peel & Stick • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
North Carolina: What's So Great About This State? (Arcadia Kids) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
AmazonBasics Chisel Tip Highlighters - Pack of 24 • Amazon Business $6.69 1 $6.69
Forces Make Things Move (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
WikkiStix WIK804 Art and Craft, Assorted Package • Amazon Business $5.07 1 $5.07
Savanna Showdown (Race the Wild #4) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Race the Wild #1: Rain Forest Relay • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Arctic Freeze (Race the Wild #3) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Pocket Genius: Rocks and Minerals: Facts at Your Fingertips • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Race the Wild #2: Great Reef Games • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
So That's How the Moon Changes Shape (Rookie Read-About Science Series) • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95

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