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Ms. Hazen from Oakland CA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Oceans of Wonder Await!

My students need 22 materials such as ocean theme books, games, teacher guides, and real shells to spark their curiosity and help us dive deep into learning in our ocean unit.

  • $483 goal

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My Students

Imagine living less than 5 miles from the ocean, but never having a chance to explore it. During our summer learning session, we're capping our unit of science exploration with a visit to the beach! These ocean study materials will kick off our learning.

Imagine passing your childhood in a violent, crime-ridden urban neighborhood.

You're 6 years old and you just want to touch a real sea shell for the first time and learn about hermit crabs. We serve over 300 families living in poverty. Our students have made huge gains in the 3 years we've been open. We are a public school committed to achieving equitable outcomes for a long-neglected population.

My Project

With these materials, we'll be able to create an entire thematic unit that will cross curricular boundaries, weaving in math, writing and reading to create an irresistible ocean investigation experience that students will long remember. Students will have multiple books at their reading level in the subject area, allowing them to produce written reports that will knock their parents' socks off!

Do you remember that feeling of intense interest in certain subjects that you felt as a kid?

How you just had to find out about puffer fish, the amazing facts about sharks that you shared at the dinner table? My students will become experts in the aspect of ocean life that fascinates them most. Experts, at age 6. It's a pretty awesome feeling, one that will build their confidence and drive to learn in later grades. Help light that fire. Please help fund this project.

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Ms. Hazen
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 60 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Orca Song • Carolina Biological Supply Company $6.95 1 $6.95
Pelican's Catch • Carolina Biological Supply Company $6.95 1 $6.95
Puffer's Surprise • Carolina Biological Supply Company $6.95 1 $6.95
Seahorse Reef • Carolina Biological Supply Company $6.95 1 $6.95
Dancing on the Sand • Carolina Biological Supply Company $6.95 1 $6.95
Otter On His Own • Carolina Biological Supply Company $6.95 1 $6.95
GEMS: On Sandy Shores Teacher's Pack • Carolina Biological Supply Company $9.95 1 $9.95
GEMS: Terrarium Habitats Teacher Pack • Carolina Biological Supply Company $9.95 1 $9.95
GEMS: On Sandy Shores Kit Teacher's Guide • Carolina Biological Supply Company $23.00 1 $23.00
GEMS Frog Math Kit Teacher's Guide • Carolina Biological Supply Company $15.00 1 $15.00
LL657 - Science Specimens Sorting Center • Lakeshore Learning $39.95 1 $39.95
FG533 - 1, 2, 3 Treasures in the Sea Counting Game • Lakeshore Learning $9.99 1 $9.99
DD394 - Sea Life Foam Sticker Bucket • Lakeshore Learning $8.99 1 $8.99
RE977 - Sea Life Theme Book Library • Lakeshore Learning $33.50 1 $33.50
LL383 - Exploring Sea Life Science Center • Lakeshore Learning $39.95 1 $39.95
FT579 - Natural Seashells - 300 Pieces • Lakeshore Learning $6.95 1 $6.95
LL767 - Feel & Discover Ocean Bag • Lakeshore Learning $19.95 1 $19.95
EYEWITNESS: OCEAN • Sargent-Welch $14.29 1 $14.29
Oceans Book, English, Set of 6 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $26.70 1 $26.70
Habitats Book, English, Set of 6 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $26.70 1 $26.70
Lobster's Secret • Carolina Biological Supply Company $6.95 1 $6.95
Manatee Winter • Carolina Biological Supply Company $6.95 1 $6.95

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