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Mrs. Tibbetts from Rockland ME is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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My students need outdoor adventures. Help us expand our Parent Lending Library.

  • $212 goal

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My Students

We are a large elementary school on the coast of Maine. Our students do not have a lot of the basic comforts that many of us take for granted; a stable home environment, warm clothes, and three meals a day. Many are raised in single parent households, depend on seasonal incomes relating to tourism and fishing, and they move around a lot. But like students everywhere, they are eager to learn and are grateful for the opportunities and stability that school provides for them.

Each day our students come to school, looking for something to feel good about, a way to be successful and engaged.

Some are passionate about reading, for others it might be math or science. Most all of them love to be creative. In the learning commons, I teach them about stories and authors, poetry and folklore, about how information is organized and how we access it. We learn about how we can take what we've found and put it all together in a mixture of words and text, images and artwork, to help our audience understand it and to make it our own.

My Project

Our Parent Lending Library is open on Friday afternoons and includes educational board games and family weekend adventure packs. To provide additional family support, we would like to add books to our collection. We will also reach out to the public library and area organizations for their expertise.

Help us make our Parent Lending Library grow.

This selection of books is all about outdoor adventures. Parents can check them out and borrow them for as long as they need. We are hopeful that these books will encourage family interaction and healthy outdoor activities.

Each week in the library we will focus on a new topic ranging from Favorite Read Alouds to Podcasts. We are hoping to build relationships and encourage family interaction with our school. We believe that good family relationships will lead to better student behaviors and more successful learners. Please help us to better support our families.

Mrs. Tibbetts
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 330 students.

6 donors have given to this project.

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Outdoor Science Lab for Kids: 52 Family-Friendly Experiments for the Yard, Garden, Playground, and Park (Lab Series) • Amazon Business $16.07 1 $16.07
Geology Lab for Kids: 52 Projects to Explore Rocks, Gems, Geodes, Crystals, Fossils, and Other Wonders of the Earth's Surface (Lab Series) • Amazon Business $15.63 1 $15.63
Nature Anatomy: The Curious Parts and Pieces of the Natural World (Julia Rothman) • Amazon Business $15.17 1 $15.17
Balanced and Barefoot: How Unrestricted Outdoor Play Makes for Strong, Confident, and Capable Children • Amazon Business $14.40 1 $14.40
The Down and Dirty Guide to Camping with Kids: How to Plan Memorable Family Adventures and Connect Kids to Nature • Amazon Business $13.71 1 $13.71
Kids' Outdoor Adventure Book: 448 Great Things to Do in Nature Before You Grow Up • Amazon Business $13.60 1 $13.60
Camp Out!: The Ultimate Kids' Guide • Amazon Business $11.73 1 $11.73
How to Raise a Wild Child: The Art and Science of Falling in Love with Nature • Amazon Business $10.84 1 $10.84
Fifteen Minutes Outside: 365 Ways to Get Out of the House and Connect with Your Kids • Amazon Business $10.43 1 $10.43
The Nature Connection: An Outdoor Workbook for Kids, Families, and Classrooms • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79
I Love Dirt!: 52 Activities to Help You and Your Kids Discover the Wonders of Nature • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49

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