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Mrs. Lena from Baltimore MD is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Nature Around Us

My students need branch blocks, a variety of local birds, a natural sounds musical kit, and books to engage and learn about the animals in their local environments.

  • $263 goal

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My Students

My students range from a variety of needs, from communication to sensory. We are a Title I school attempting to support the whole child in academics, social, and physical areas. We strive to give our students exposure to community jobs, roles, and real-life experiences. Our school community strives to meet all learners through a variety of engaging experiences and through hands-on learning.

My students deserve access to materials that assist them in practicing skills and allows them to engage in developmentally appropriate ways in the classroom as well as the community.

My Project

Having access to materials that allow my students to engage with their natural environment within the classroom setting will help develop compassion towards the animals and give my students experiences in how to care for animals, take care of their environment to be mindful of the living creatures that share the outdoor space.

Engaging with physical materials will teach animal compassion and habits within the classroom environment to help my students generalize how to interact and take care of living creatures in the world.

My students will be able to study local birds, their sounds, how to identify creatures as well as can create habitats with the branch blocks and a variety of other materials.

Mrs. Lena
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kinder Branch Blocks • Kaplan Early Learning Company $59.46 1 $59.46
Nature Sounds Kit • Kaplan Early Learning Company $46.71 1 $46.71
Backyard Birds (Set of 3) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $22.06 1 $22.06
Audubon North American Birds (Set of 3) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $22.06 1 $22.06
Itsy Bitsies Plush Spotted Owls - Set of 3 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $16.11 1 $16.11
Birds Need Trees, Trees Need Birds - Paperback • Kaplan Early Learning Company $6.76 2 $13.52

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