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Ms. Landt from Brooklyn CTR MN is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Primary Scientists Need Life Science Sorting Manipulatives!

Help me give my students hands-on animal sorting manipulatives for a ​deeper understanding of the animal world!

  • $385 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I work in a highly diverse, low income area in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. Many of my students are first-generation American citizens from low-income areas. With this comes the struggles of bilingual education as well as dealing with poverty and systemic racism in our day to day lives. My goal is to make the science room a refuge for them.

My students are scientists, whether or not they realize it.

This is something I tell my students every day. Science is a part of everything we do, from breathing to walking to catching the morning school bus. The science room is a place of learning, but also a place of creativity and exploration. I want to foster both a safe space and love of learning in my room, and I hope that can help me do that.

My Project

In the kindergarten and first-grade science standards, there are large portions surrounding sorting different objects in different ways. While these standards can be reached using pictures and paper cutting, my students crave tangible objects to sort.

These sorting animals would give my students the opportunity to both meet their science standards and work on their fine motor skills, in a way that is fun and engaging for them.

What primary student doesn't love animal toys? By moving from cutting and gluing to sorting animal and object toys, the students will be more engaged, and able to sort in more ways than just what their papers allow. These toys are also hands-on manipulatives that will help differentiate and reach a wider variety of students, such students with special needs and students who are English Language Learners. In addition, I will be able to use these in the older grades for learning about specific habitats and life science units.

Currently, my students have some dinosaurs that we are able to use for basic sorting that they absolutely adore. By donating to this project, you are helping me expand our collection of sorting objects. I look forward to seeing the looks on their faces when I am able to introduce the new manipulatives to my students. They will be ecstatic to use them in STEAM.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Safari Ltd Wild Safari North American Wildlife TOOB With 12 Favorite Animal Toy Figurines Including a Mountain Lion, Wolf, Elk, Big Horn Ram, Bison • Amazon Business $11.99 2 $23.98
Learning Resources Farm Animals Counters, Set of 60 • Amazon Business $18.59 1 $18.59
The Land Down Under • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Safari Ltd River TOOB • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Safari Ltd. TOOB – Antarctica – Realistic Hand Painted Toy Figurine Model – Quality Construction from Phthalate, Lead and BPA Free Materials – For Ages 3 and Up • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Safari Ltd Flowers TOOB • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Safari Ltd On the Road TOOB • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Safari Ltd Desert TOOB, Pack of 11 • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Backyard Birds • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Safari 679604 Around the World TOOB, 10 Figurines • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Safari Ltd Musical Instruments TOOB • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
Funcorn Toys Ocean Sea Animal, 52 Pack Assorted Mini Vinyl Plastic Animal Toy Set, Realistic Under The Sea Life Figure Bath Toy for Child Educational Party Cake Cupcake Topper,Octopus Shark Otter • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
Safari Ltd Insects TOOB – Comes With 14 Toy Figurines – Including Caterpillar, Dragonfly, Centipede, Grasshopper, Ladybug, Spider, Butterflies, Bee, Scorpion, Praying Mantis, And More – Ages 3 And Up • Amazon Business $11.09 1 $11.09
Safari Ltd Safariology the Life Cycle of a Honey Bee • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Animals Figure,54 Piece Mini Jungle Animals Toys Set,ValeforToy Realistic Wild Vinyl Plastic Animal Learning Party Favors Toys For Boys Girls Kids Toddlers Forest Small Animals Playset Cupcake Topper • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Safari Ltd. Domestic Cats Toob Figurines, Pack of 11 • Amazon Business $10.45 1 $10.45
Safari Ltd In The Sky TOOB • Amazon Business $10.45 1 $10.45
Safari Ltd Life Cycle of a Frog • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Safari Ltd Life Cycle of a Monarch Butterfly • Amazon Business $9.66 1 $9.66
ValeforToy 72 Piece Mini Dinosaur Toy Set • Amazon Business $9.48 1 $9.48
Safari Ltd Life Cycle of a Green Sea Turtle • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Safari Ltd. Deep Sea Creatures • Amazon Business $8.89 1 $8.89
Safari Ltd In The Water TOOB • Amazon Business $8.74 1 $8.74
Safari Ltd. Fruits & Vegetables Toob • Amazon Business $8.13 1 $8.13
Safari Ltd. Good Luck Minis - Arctic Fun Pack - 8 Pieces - Quality Construction from Phthalate, Lead and BPA Free Materials - for Ages 5 and Up • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Mini Dogs (1 Dozen) - Bulk • Amazon Business $4.54 1 $4.54

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