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Mrs. Allshouse
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households
  • 6 donors
  • $0 still needed

Mad Scientists In The Making

My students need science books written at their level, to learn about the world around them. These include books from the National Geographic Readers, Gail Gibbons and from the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science Series.

My Students

My students are thirsting to know more about how and why the world is the way it is. The only challenge they face is having books at their level to access so they can learn the answers to the multitudes of questions they have.

My students are seven and eight years old.

They are a great group of students that always ask "why?" or "how?". They want to know everything they can about the world. Our school is located on an island in a rural area. The majority of our students receive free and reduced lunch. Our school does not receive much state funding as budgets throughout the state have been cut and stretched to their limits. Sadly, the ones that suffer the most are the students. My students come from homes where their parents work hard at minimum wage jobs around the island. The majority of students have parents who fish for a living, which means when winter comes, money is no longer there for purchases other than food and shelter.

My Project

My students constantly ask, "How does that work?" or "Why does that happen?" They are desperate to learn about the world around them. They have a multitude of questions, and cannot learn the answers quick enough to satisfy their curiosity. With these books students will be given the opportunity to learn about the world with the reading at their level. Our school uses the Reading Street basal which has a weekly theme that connects to Science or Social Studies. These books will be used to create text sets that are related to the topics we are learning throughout the school year.

My students need science books written at their level, to learn about the world around them.

Due to the donations, this project will significantly improve my classroom by giving students the opportunity to build their own learning experiences. Students will finally have the opportunity to ask a question, open a book, at their level, and answer their own question. Students will truly become masters of the material they are learning about.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin? • AKJ Books $11.67 1 $11.67
A Rainforest Habitat • AKJ Books $6.53 1 $6.53
Water Habitats Bobbie Kalman • AKJ Books $6.53 1 $6.53
A Grassland Habitat • AKJ Books $6.53 1 $6.53
The Arctic Habitat • AKJ Books $6.53 1 $6.53
A Desert Habitat • AKJ Books $6.53 1 $6.53
A Forest Habitat • AKJ Books $6.53 1 $6.53
A Wetland Habitat • AKJ Books $6.53 1 $6.53
Who''s Who in a Suburban Community Miller, Jake • AKJ Books $6.02 1 $6.02
Weather Words and What They Mean • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Weather Forecasting • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Hurricanes! Gail Gibbons, Gail Gibbons (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Tornadoes! • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Pumpkin (2nd Edition) • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Pumpkin Book • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Frogs Gail Gibbons, Gail Gibbons (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Spiders Gail Gibbons, Gail Gibbons (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
The Planets • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
The Reasons for Seasons Gail Gibbons, Gail Gibbons (Illustra • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Late for School • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
Weather • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
The Runaway Pumpkin Kevin Lewis, S.D. Schindler (Illustrator • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Spiders • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Pumpkin Soup • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Hurricanes • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Lightning • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Pumpkin Pumpkin Jeanne Titherington, Jeanne Titherington (Il • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Face to Face with Frogs Mark W. Moffett • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Too Many Pumpkins Linda White, Megan Lloyd (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Energy Makes Things Happen • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
The Planets in our Solar System • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
From Tadpole to Frog • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Forces make Things Move • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Why Frogs Are Wet • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
What Is The World Made Of? All About Solids, Liquids, And Gases (Let''s read and Find Out Science Stag • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Spinning Spiders Melvin Berger, S. D. Schindler (Illustrator • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Big Dipper Franklyn M. Branley, Molly Coxe (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
The Sky Is Full of Stars • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Floating in Space • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
From Seed to Pumpkin • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Down Comes the Rain (Let''s Read and Find Out Science) • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Flash, Crash, Rumble, and Roll • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Clouds (Let''s-Read-and-Find-Out Science Series) Anne Rockwel • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Seed, Sprout, Pumpkin, Pie Jill Esbaum • AKJ Books $4.34 1 $4.34
Communities • AKJ Books $4.34 1 $4.34
Frogs and Toads and Tadpoles, Too! Allan Fowler • AKJ Books $3.61 1 $3.61
Storms! National Geographic Readers • AKJ Books $2.91 3 $8.73
Frogs! National Geographic Readers • AKJ Books $2.91 3 $8.73
National Geographic Readers: Spiders • AKJ Books $2.91 3 $8.73
Weather • AKJ Books $2.91 3 $8.73
What''s Out There?: A Book about Space Lynn Wilson, Paige Bil • AKJ Books $2.91 3 $8.73
Spiders'' Secrets • AKJ Books $2.91 3 $8.73
Time For Kids: Frogs! • AKJ Books $2.91 3 $8.73
Frog: See How They Grow DK Publishing, Nigel Hazle (Illustra • AKJ Books $2.91 3 $8.73
From Tadpole to Frog • AKJ Books $2.91 3 $8.73
Spiders • AKJ Books $2.91 3 $8.73

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This project will reach 23 students.

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