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Mrs. Cates from Wagener SC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Moving on Up: New Science and Social Studies Classroom Supplies

My students need a variety of books that will help them to be successful in a fourth grade Science and Social Studies class, as well as items to create a more welcoming classroom environment such as a rug.

  • $793 goal

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My Students

My students make up the fourth grade population at my Title I, high-poverty school. Despite the fact that almost 90% of the students in my school are from low income families, my classes are made up of an amazing group of children who love to learn. They are inquisitive, creative, and very enthusiastic. They love learning and new experiences.

A lot of excitement is in store for my class next year -- I will be teaching Science and Social Studies to all fourth grade students.

I have taught third grade for my first five years of teaching, and this is my first time changing grades. I will be moving up to fourth grade with the amazing third graders I have now. I can't wait to watch them grow next year with the help of this project.

My Project

This project will help me to have the supplies I need to set up a new Science and Social Studies classroom, as well as provide a rich library of content related texts. Moving grades is a challenge in and of itself, but the items I am requesting, such as globes, a new rug, and organization supplies will help to make that a smoother transition. These items will also help to create an atmosphere in my classroom that reflects the subjects that will be taught.

We need new books that reflect the new material I will be teaching in fourth grade Science and Social Studies.

I am asking for a variety of engaging texts that relate to Weather, Astronomy, the American Revolution, the Civil War, and much more. They will be used as read-alouds and for students to browse when they have extra time to read. These books will help students make connections to the new subjects they are learning, and they will help keep them interested.

This project will truly help our classroom to be successful. I thank you so much in advance for your support!

Mrs. Cates
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
KC CUBS Playtime Collection USA United States Map Educational Learning & Game Area Rug Carpet for Kids and Children Bedrooms and Playroom (5'0" x 6'6") • Amazon Business $54.99 1 $54.99
JM-capricorns 24pcs 9 x 4-1/2 inches Waterproof Plastic Double Layer Zipper File Bags Invoice pouches Bill Bag Pencil Pouch Pen Bag (24pcs Random Color) • Amazon Business $14.99 3 $44.97
Interactive Globe for Kids, 2 in 1, Day View World Globe and Night View Illuminated Constellation Map • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Wooden Toppling Tumbling Stacking Tower Board Games Building Blocks for Kids - 60 pieces • Amazon Business $11.99 2 $23.98
Thornton's Office Supplies Reusable Dry Erase Pockets, 8.5 x 11 Inches, Assorted Colors, 30 Pockets per Pack (61370) • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5" x 11", 24 lb/89 gsm, "Brights" 5-Color Assortment, 500 Sheets (99608) • Amazon Business $10.19 2 $20.38
Kenney 7/16" Multi-Use Adjustable Petite Cafe Magnetic Rod, 16-28", White • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
COMPONO Wall Storage Pocket Charts (2 PACK) File Organizers with FREE BONUS 6 Door Hangers- Best Pocket Chart for School, Classroom, Home or Office Use. Wall Pocket Chart Organizer (Black) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Struggle for a Continent: The French and Indian Wars: 1689-1763 (American Story Series) • Amazon Business $16.98 1 $16.98
Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $16.81 1 $16.81
Lillian's Right to Vote: A Celebration of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 • Amazon Business $14.88 1 $14.88
Hasbro Pie Face Game • Amazon Business $14.44 1 $14.44
Comets, Stars, the Moon, and Mars: Space Poems and Paintings • Amazon Business $14.40 1 $14.40
Granddaddy's Turn: A Journey to the Ballot Box • Amazon Business $13.69 1 $13.69
Next Time You See the Moon • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Earth • Amazon Business $11.00 1 $11.00
Mousetronaut: Based on a (Partially) True Story (Paula Wiseman Books) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Space (National Geographic Little Kids First Big Books) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Let It Begin Here!: Lexington & Concord: First Battles of the American Revolution • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Sound: Loud, Soft, High, and Low (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
You Wouldn't Want to Be a Civil War Soldier! • Amazon Business $8.71 1 $8.71
Once Upon a Starry Night: A Book of Constellations • Amazon Business $8.66 1 $8.66
The Atmosphere (Our Changing Earth (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $8.25 1 $8.25
The Water Cycle (Nature's Changes) • Amazon Business $8.16 1 $8.16
The Terrible, Awful Civil War: The Disgusting Details About Life During America's Bloodiest War (Disgusting History) • Amazon Business $8.04 1 $8.04
Light: Shadows, Mirrors, and Rainbows (Amazing Science) • Amazon Business $8.01 1 $8.01
Astronaut Handbook • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Hurricanes! • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
We the Kids: The Preamble to the Constitution of the United States • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Poop: A Natural History of the Unmentionable (Animal Science) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Two Miserable Presidents: Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About the Civil War • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
Eight Days Gone • Amazon Business $7.26 1 $7.26
Outus Ceiling Hook Clips Ceiling Hanger Hooks Squeeze Hanger Clips for Office, Classroom and Home Decorations, 60 Pack • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Paul Revere's Ride • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Light Is All Around Us (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
We the People: The Story of Our Constitution • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
The Water Cycle at Work (Water In Our World) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Life in a Longhouse Village (Native Nations of North America (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $6.75 1 $6.75
A More Perfect Union: The Story of Our Constitution • Amazon Business $6.71 1 $6.71
Tornadoes! • Amazon Business $6.69 1 $6.69
The Bill of Rights: Protecting Our Freedom Then and Now • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
Freddy the Frogcaster • Amazon Business $6.36 1 $6.36
Gravity Is a Mystery (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Day Light, Night Light: Where Light Comes From (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
Zoo in the Sky: A Book of Animal Constellations • Amazon Business $5.46 1 $5.46
The Fourth of July Story • Amazon Business $5.05 1 $5.05
The Magic School Bus Inside A Hurricane • Amazon Business $4.71 1 $4.71
What Is Climate? (Science Slam: Weather Wise) • Amazon Business $3.46 1 $3.46

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