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Mrs. Michalski-Geist from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Making social sciences fun again!

The cost of these character stries and science supplement totes is $478, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $478 goal

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I currently teach first grade in a Chicago Public School. My classroom of twenty-four students usually grunt, and sigh whenever I tell them to get out their science or social studies books. The textbooks that we use are very student friendly, but we do not have the interesting and fun materials to supplement them. I feel that my students would love these subjects if they had an opportunity to try more hands-on activities. One aspect that we focus on in our school is character education. Every month our school focuses on a different character trait. The students have an opportunity to try to win breakfast celebrations with their families if they are the student chosen who has demonstrated the character trait for that month.I feel that the character education books would really give my students an opportunity to learn more about character education, and make them more interested in learning about them. We would use these books every month, dissecting the character traits and learn as much as we can about them in the short amount of time that is dedicated to eaI currently teach first grade in a Chicago Public School. My classroom of twenty-four students usually grunt, and sigh whenever I tell them to get out their science or social studies books. The textbooks that we use are very student friendly, but we do not have the interesting and fun materials to supplement them. I feel that my students would love these subjects if they had an opportunity to try more hands-on activities. One aspect that we focus on in our school is character education. Every month our school focuses on a different character trait. The students have an opportunity to try to win breakfast celebrations with their families if they are the student chosen who has demonstrated the character trait for that month. I feel that the character education books would really give my students an opportunity to learn more about character education, and make them more interested in learning about them. We would use these books every month, dissecting the character traits and learn as much as we can about them in the short amount of time that is dedicated to each trait. The science totes are perfect for supplementing our textbooks. These totes include everything that the student will need, and they cover topics that we are discussing in the first grade. Lastly, I know that my students would really enjoy the interactive map. The map is a great tool for students to understand other countries and cultures around the world. All of the students would benefit from these materials, and I know that all of them would be more excited to learn about our social sciences. ch trait. The science totes are perfect for supplementing our textbooks. These totes include everything that the student will need, and they cover topics that we are discussing in the first grade. Lastly, I know that my students would really enjoy the interactive map. The map is a great tool for students to understand other countries and cultures around the world. All of the students would benefit from these materials, and I know that all of them would be more excited to learn about our social sciences.

Mrs. Michalski-Geist
Grades PreK-2
  • Altgeld Elementary School
  • Chicago, IL
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
GG800X - Ready-To-Go Science Activity Totes - Com • Lakeshore Learning $179.00 1 $179.00
GF462 - Character Education Photo Book Series • Lakeshore Learning $69.95 1 $69.95
DT578 - Around the World Fact Finder • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 2 $59.90
GG399 - Totes Storage Rack • Lakeshore Learning $22.50 1 $22.50

Materials cost

$331.35

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$391.55

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$85.95

Total project goal

$477.50

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$477.50

6 Donors

-$457.48

Donations toward project cost

-$392.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$65.48

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$20.57

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$0.00

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