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Mrs. Stonick from Pittsburgh PA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Realia Rockstars

Help me give my students hands on experiences that connect to our unit themes!

  • $298 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I have the privilege of working with a highly diverse group of thoughtful and creative students. Our school is in the heart of Pittsburgh where one-third of our population are emergent multilingual learners who represent 18 countries and speak 14 different languages.

I am inspired every day by my students’ willingness to take risks in order to grow personally and as global citizens.

I am their teacher, but my students have taught me many lessons through their patience, persistence, and innovation.

My Project

Every student that I teach is a multilingual learner. Some of them have never been in school before, and we are on a journey together to learn how to read, write, listen, and speak in English.

The focus of this project is on providing hands on realia and experiences to help students make connections to our learning.

These materials will help my students make sense of our units and interact with the content and language simultaneously.

I chose them specifically for their tactile nature and visual supports. With your help, my students will continue to grow their love of learning!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Delta Education Planting Starter Set - 110-8349 • Amazon Business $33.95 2 $67.90
Insect Lore Live Butterfly Garden Kit with Two Cups of Caterpillars • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Insect Lore Life Cycle Figurines 24 Pc Set • Amazon Business $32.99 1 $32.99
Science Vocabulary Readers Set: Life Cycles: Exciting Nonfiction Books That Build Kids' Vocabularies (Scholastic Science Vocabulary Readers) by Elizabeth Bennett (2013-05-03) • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
Guided Science Readers Parent Pack: Levels E-F: 12 Fun Nonfiction Books That Are Just Right for New Readers • Amazon Business $18.89 1 $18.89
Animal Groups: Science Vocabulary Readers Set: Exciting Nonfiction Books That Build Kids' Vocabularies: Mammals, Birds, Reptiles, Amphibians, Fish, Insects (Science Vocabulary Readers) (2010-05-03) • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
Learning Resources Cross-Section Flower Model, Classroom Foam Demonstration Model, Teaching Aids, 2 Piece Model, Grades 2+, Ages 7+ • Amazon Business $14.74 1 $14.74
Animal Skin & Scales (Look Once, Look Again Science Series) • Amazon Business $3.49 1 $3.49
Animal Feathers and Fur (Look Once, Look Again Science Series) • Amazon Business $3.49 1 $3.49

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