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Mrs. Houser from New Britain CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Our Indoor Camping Adventure Begins Here

My students need books about camping, themed stickers, a camping play set and glowing star stickers for our classroom ceiling to create an indoor camping adventure.

  • $277 goal

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My Students

The excitement of "Fun Friday" isn't just once a week, it's every day. This year, my students requested more STEAM such as science and art experiments, as well as computer activities. Many of our new resources are used on a daily basis during free choice time.

Our students come to school with many concerns outside of their control.

In our classroom, we utilize teamwork and social skills to the fullest potential. Our school is a small school making a big difference for students who have been placed in our building for various personal or private reasons. Many of them do not have "typical" experiences prior to entering the school system. Here, they receive additional resources and opportunities such as a smaller class size, as well as strategies for social and emotional learning in addition to academic skills.

My Project

We're going CAMPING? Yup, we've got an old large tent, headlamps and a literacy/math unit ready to roll out to students in grades K-3 this fall. Last year we studied animals and how to identify their sounds when we are "sleeping" in the tent. To start the school year off with a unique opportunity, we will have a camping "experience" with take-home sleeping bags and toaster oven s'mores to make our learning as hands-on and integrated as possible throughout all the curriculum areas!

Camping in the classroom will make this unit come to life for our urban students!

This part of our project is to request books at various reading levels that involve a camping theme and some of our favorite known characters. Each student will receive a camping-themed sticker book which can also inspire creative writing. Glowing stars for our ceiling will create an outdoor atmosphere and a camping play kit will be added to our kitchen supplies so that students can have fun with this theme all year long if desired.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Learning Resources New Sprouts Camp Out!, 11 Pieces • Amazon Business $18.39 1 $18.39
Camping Fun Sticker Activity Book (Dover Little Activity Books Stickers) • Amazon Business $1.99 9 $17.91
S Is for S'mores: A Camping Alphabet (Sleeping Bear Press Sports & Hobbies) • Amazon Business $14.36 1 $14.36
Toasting Marshmallows: Camping Poems • Amazon Business $14.32 1 $14.32
A Camping Spree With Mr. Magee • Amazon Business $12.96 1 $12.96
A Camping Spree With Mr. Magee • Amazon Business $12.96 1 $12.96
Scaredy Squirrel Goes Camping • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
Camp Out!: The Ultimate Kids' Guide • Amazon Business $10.18 1 $10.18
Goodnight, Campsite: (A children's Book on Camping Featuring RVs, Travel Trailers, Fifth-Wheels, Pop-UPs and Other Camper Options.) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Kangaroo's Ultra Glow in the Dark Stars; 200 Count w/ Bonus Moon • Amazon Business $8.88 1 $8.88
Fred and Ted Go Camping (Beginner Books(R)) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
When We Go Camping • Amazon Business $6.80 1 $6.80
Maisy Goes Camping: A Maisy First Experience Book • Amazon Business $5.89 1 $5.89
Froggy Goes to Camp • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Tacky Goes to Camp (Tacky the Penguin) • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Bailey Goes Camping • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Froggy Goes to Camp • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
The Berenstain Bears Blaze a Trail • Amazon Business $4.36 1 $4.36
Curious George Goes Camping • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
The Berenstain Bears Go to Camp • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Llama Llama Loves Camping • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Curious George Goes Camping • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
OLIVIA Goes Camping (Olivia TV Tie-in) • Amazon Business $3.83 1 $3.83
Caillou Goes Camping (Clubhouse) • Amazon Business $3.19 1 $3.19

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