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Mr. Falsetti from Milwaukee WI is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Little Scientists and Big Readers!

My students need hands-on science materials, science books, earth science sets and age-appropriate fiction & non-fiction books for our class library, as well as a camera.

  • $1,394 goal

This project expired on January 31, 2012.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"Your choice. Your action. Your life. You're in charge of yourself. Be responsible for you." I teach this mantra to my students. Unfortunately, I have they are unable to make the choice to engage in science activities and experiments in our classroom because we have very few science materials.

My students in my class represent diverse backgrounds, cultures and races, but one thing that is quite common amongst the students in my urban Italian Immersion classroom is that my students often experience in poverty - our school has a student population which is over 80% free and reduced lunch.

It is amazing to work in an incredibly diverse classroom, a community of students who speak a number of languages (English, Italian, Arabic, Spanish, Armenian and Greek) and represent a number of different cultures. Above all, it is incredible to watch my students absorb the Italian language, the target language in which we teach the majority of subjects (Math, Science, Social Studies, Health, Etc...). As a new teacher in a financially strapped urban district, it's difficult to provide students with the materials that they need and deserve. I have been blessed to have the support of family and friends whom have helped support our classroom through past projects, but we still need help!

My Project

I am hoping to provide my students with hand-on scientific materials that will help them see and understand earth science, such as cycles on earth and space, how plants and animals interact and explore concepts such as matter. In addition, we have requested numerous age-appropriate fiction and non-fiction books to help fill our classroom library. We have asked for books about ancient Italy, Martin Luther King Jr., Math exploration, Poetry, Jazz music, animal life cycles and natural cycles on the earth.

My students are deserve the best education possible, but due to immense cuts to education throughout the state, they have been left with out resources & specials (such as art, computer class, a scheduled library time and music).

Although I love my job - particularly watching young students learn a foreign language while being taught their regular class subjects - we are all stressed this year & without all necessary supplies. Classroom teachers have been asked to do much more with much less.

Mr. Falsetti
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 60 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ROUND HAND HELD MAGNIFIER 3 1/2'' DIAMETER BLACK • Sportime, Inc $8.45 5 $42.25
ROCK AND CARD SET EVERYDAY USES • Sportime, Inc $28.49 1 $28.49
5140 SCIENCE/MYSTERY ROCK GEO ST • Sportime, Inc $28.49 1 $28.49
KIT ROOT VUE FARM ACCESSORIES • Sportime, Inc $17.57 1 $17.57
CARDS READING COMPREHENSION SCIENCE DESERT HABITATS SET OF 32 • Sportime, Inc $9.49 1 $9.49
ANT FARM GIANT • Sportime, Inc $28.49 1 $28.49
KIT ALL ABOUT VOLCANOES • Sportime, Inc $21.56 1 $21.56
CHART REMARKABLE EARTH SCIENCE • Sportime, Inc $33.24 1 $33.24
Plant Mounting Sheets • Nasco $14.95 2 $29.90
Plant Press • Nasco $57.50 1 $57.50
Nikon Coolpix 10.0-Megapixel Digital Camera - Plum • Best Buy $149.99 1 $149.99
Johnny Boo, Book 2: Twinkle Power, Vol. 2 James Kochalka, Ja • AKJ Books $7.76 1 $7.76
Johnny Boo, Book 1: The Best Little Ghost in the World, Vol. • AKJ Books $7.76 1 $7.76
Adventures in Burrwood Forest (Sticky Burr Series #1) John L • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
Musical, The • AKJ Books $5.45 2 $10.90
Our Hero • AKJ Books $5.45 2 $10.90
Beach Babe • AKJ Books $5.45 2 $10.90
Babymouse: Rock Star • AKJ Books $5.45 2 $10.90
Heartbreaker • AKJ Books $5.45 2 $10.90
Buzz Boy And Fly Guy Tedd Arnold • AKJ Books $5.45 2 $10.90
Day of the Dead Tony Johnston, Jeanette Winter (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $5.46 2 $10.92
Finding the Titanic • AKJ Books $3.11 2 $6.22
Jazz Walter Dean Myers, Christopher A. Myers (Illustrator), • AKJ Books $14.78 1 $14.78
Leonardo and the Flying Boy • AKJ Books $7.01 2 $14.02
Life in a Roman Villa • AKJ Books $6.23 2 $12.46
You Are in Ancient Rome • AKJ Books $6.23 2 $12.46
A Chicken''s Life Cycle • AKJ Books $6.44 2 $12.88
A Is for America: An American Alphabet Devin Scillian, Pam C • AKJ Books $20.66 1 $20.66
A Lesson for Martin Luther King, Jr. (Ready-to-Read) • AKJ Books $3.11 2 $6.22
A Seed Is Sleepy • AKJ Books $13.25 2 $26.50
Ancient Rome (Eye Wonder Series) DK Publishing • AKJ Books $8.57 2 $17.14
Ant Cities • AKJ Books $4.67 2 $9.34
Brett Favre: The All-Time Leader Laura Marchesani • AKJ Books $3.11 2 $6.22
C Is for Ciao: An Italy Alphabet (Discover the World Series) • AKJ Books $16.16 2 $32.32
Check It Out!: The Book about Libraries Gail Gibbons • AKJ Books $5.46 2 $10.92
Egypt • AKJ Books $22.83 1 $22.83
Grand Canyon National Park • AKJ Books $5.42 2 $10.84
How the Water Cycle Works Jen Green • AKJ Books $16.58 1 $16.58
If I Were a Kid in Ancient Rome (Children of the Ancient Wor • AKJ Books $14.00 1 $14.00
Italy - The People Greg Nickles • AKJ Books $6.20 2 $12.40
Fraction Action Loreen Leedy, Loreen Leedy (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $5.42 2 $10.84
Great Estimations • AKJ Books $5.45 2 $10.90
Cut Down to Size at High Noon • AKJ Books $6.20 2 $12.40
Divide and Ride • AKJ Books $4.67 2 $9.34
Because I Could Not Stop My Bike • AKJ Books $6.20 2 $12.40
Familes: Poems Celebrating the African American Experience • AKJ Books $8.96 1 $8.96
Copper • AKJ Books $10.13 1 $10.13
Haiku Patricia Donegan • AKJ Books $11.66 1 $11.66
A Kid''s Guide to African American History: More Than 70 Acti • AKJ Books $13.46 1 $13.46
Cesar Chavez: Fighting for Farmworkers Eric Braun, Al Milgro • AKJ Books $22.87 1 $22.87
Bq Wkbk: Grade 3 • AKJ Books $11.66 1 $11.66
Earth Science Rock and Learn DVD • AKJ Books $15.59 1 $15.59
Sudoko Puzzles for Kids • AKJ Books $3.86 2 $7.72
Love That Dog (Audio) • AKJ Books $10.88 1 $10.88
Hate That Cat (Audio CD) Sharon Creech, Read by Scott Wolf • AKJ Books $11.66 1 $11.66
Edition 3 - 4 with Around the World (Grades 3 and 4) TIME For Kids is a weekly classroom newsmagazine that motivates kids to read. Issues cover a wide range of real-world topics and themes kids love to learn about and it s the best nonfiction text you ll find! Edition 3 - 4 builds non-fiction literacy skills and helps students better understand their world. In addition to receiving Edition 3 - 4, subscribers will receive TFK Around the World. • Time for Kids $4.88 18 $87.84

Materials cost

$1,091.36

Vendor shipping charges

$41.70

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$16.37

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$1,184.43

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$209.02

Total project goal

$1,393.45

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,393.45

21 Donors

-$1,347.56

Donations toward project cost

-$1,184.43

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$163.13

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$45.89

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$0.00

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