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Mrs. Koch. from Garland TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Putting Materials in Students' Hands and Extending Learning Through Literature!

My students need life cycle hands on models, books to extend content taught, models of planets, and organization materials to make materials easier to use independently.

  • $683 goal

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My Students

My students are 1st and 2nd graders that are learning in a Montessori environment. They are self motivated learners who are eager to get their hands on good quality materials to learn concepts. The students use a work plan and progress in their education at their own pace. They learn by being introduced to concepts with concrete experiences and gradually move to more abstract work.

By learning in an environment that promotes practical life skills, incorporates materials that are aesthetically pleasing, and provides rich learning materials, these students are excited about learning and try hard to do their best so that they can move forward to the next lesson and material.

My Project

The materials that I am requesting for my students already have a place on our classroom shelves. I need your help to get them here! I'm requesting various life cycle models and books to compliment them for living things such as frogs, chickens, sea turtles, and insects. I am also requesting a series of language books to compliment our grammar works in which students will study types of words and parts of speech. This includes Parts of Speech Collection, Grammar Tales Collection, and Phonics Tales Collection. I am requesting a model of a solar system so that students can further research and understand planets beyond the cards that we already have. There are many books that I am requesting to add to our classroom library that students will have access to year round and will help students make connections to lesson content. All of the wonderful materials requested will need to be organized on the shelves which is why I am requesting organization materials such as folder holders, clear CD sleeves, and file sorters. I would love to give my students more literature to extend learning about rocks, oviparous creatures, insects, and habitats. Some of the books requested provide both information and a beautiful presentation of these topics. These books include: A Butterfly is Patient, A Nest Is Noisy, A Beetle Is Shy, and An Egg is Quiet.

Students will use these materials to build a firm understanding of concepts being taught about life cycles, the rock cycle, parts of speech, and mechanics of writing.

Part of the writing curriculum that we use involves cursive handwriting. The cursive moveable alphabet will present students with cursive lettering to create words as they practice spelling and reading new words.

Thank you for considering this project!

Mrs. Koch.
Grades PreK-2

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Phonics Tales!: 25 Read-Aloud Storybooks That Teach Key Phonics Skills • Amazon Business $79.99 1 $79.99
Montessori Cursive Moveable Alphabets with Box • Amazon Business $65.99 1 $65.99
OfficemateOIC Blue Glacier Standard Sorter, 7 Compartments, Transparent Blue (23214) • Amazon Business $6.59 8 $52.72
Insect Lore Life Cycle Stages Complete Set Insect Figurines • Amazon Business $32.99 1 $32.99
Parts-of-Speech Tales: A Motivating Collection of Super-Funny Storybooks That Teach the Eight Parts of Speech • Amazon Business $29.55 1 $29.55
Grammar Tales Box Set: A Rib-Tickling Collection of Read-Aloud Books That Teach 10 Essential Rules of Usage and Mechanics • Amazon Business $28.58 1 $28.58
Learning Resources Cross-Section Earth Model • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Great Explorations 3-D Solar System • Amazon Business $19.85 1 $19.85
Punctuation Tales: A Motivating Collection of Super-Funny Storybooks That Help Kids Master the Mechanics of Writing • Amazon Business $19.13 1 $19.13
Over and Under the Pond • Amazon Business $14.86 1 $14.86
A Nest Is Noisy • Amazon Business $14.48 1 $14.48
A Beetle Is Shy • Amazon Business $14.48 1 $14.48
A Butterfly Is Patient • Amazon Business $13.75 1 $13.75
TekNmotion Single CD/DVD 100 Clear Plastic Sleeves • Amazon Business $13.11 1 $13.11
Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt • Amazon Business $11.06 1 $11.06
Over and Under the Snow • Amazon Business $10.43 1 $10.43
Safari Ltd Life Cycle of a Frog • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Safari Ltd Life Cycle of a Green Sea Turtle • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Safari Ltd Safariology the Life Cycle of a Chicken • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Great Explorations 3-D Planets In a Tube • Amazon Business $9.07 1 $9.07
My Book of Rocks and Minerals • Amazon Business $8.93 1 $8.93
National Geographic Kids Everything Rocks and Minerals: Dazzling gems of photos and info that will rock your world • Amazon Business $8.65 1 $8.65
The Life Cycle of a Sea Turtle (Nature's Life Cycles) • Amazon Business $8.15 1 $8.15
An Egg Is Quiet • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
What Is a Life Cycle? (The Science of Living Things) • Amazon Business $7.26 1 $7.26
Sparco SPR11875 Incline Desk Sorter, 6 Compartment, 8 x 7-3/4 x 6-1/2 Inches, Black • Amazon Business $7.18 1 $7.18
One Tiny Turtle: Read and Wonder • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Planet Earth/Inside Out • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64

Materials cost

$541.79

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.13

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$579.92

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$102.34

Total project goal

$682.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$682.26

10 Donors

-$537.26

Donations toward project cost

-$456.67

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$80.59

Matching donations from our partners

-$145.00

Match offers toward project cost

-$123.25

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$21.75

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$0.00

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