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Ms. Witherell from Greenfield MA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Room Transformation: Digestive System BIG Enough to Play In!

Help me give my students a room transformation they will NEVER forget: creating a digestive system big enough to play in!

  • $447 goal

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My Students

Virtual second grade is so exciting! The community my students live in can be high needs and yet, you will find some of the most resilient, kind, funny, energetic, and, most importantly, eager-to-learn students who are willing to climb mountains to learn.

Our class motto this year is TRY: Take chances, Risk it, make mistakes, and Yearn to do better than yesterday.

Despite obstacles that would be too much for many adults, they remain bright, funny, and fun-loving, and they really enjoy the safety and security that school brings. Our school not only keeps the kids safe, but it's a place where learning comes alive. It's a building steeped in passion and excitement, and it is my hope to continue to create a space that is safe, exciting, and educational!

My Project

We've been hard at work on Module 4's essential question, "How does food nourish us?" We launched this unit reading about the digestive system and now, we'd love to bring it to life!

There will be four stations in the room, each representing a different part of the digestive system: Teeth/Mouth (Chomping food game and playdoh food creation), Esophagus (creating a bolus from playdoh food and fitting it down the cardboard tubes), stomach (vinegar and water in bag students will break down the bread with "stomach acid"), and finally the intestines (marble track to showcase the 7-meter tubes windy journey.

The pink tablecloths, paper, tape, and decor are to create the inside of the body - inside our classhome! I want students to enter the "mouth" at the main door and have a chance to spend time with each station to better understand the journey food makes. At the close of the activity, students will use flipgrid to make videos of their learning.

Ms. Witherell
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Glowing Marble Run – 250 Piece Construction Set with 50 Glow In The Dark Glass Marbles, Mesh Storage Bag, Great Creative Stem Toy For Girls & Boys • Amazon Business $79.99 1 $79.99
PartyWoo Hot Pink Tablecloth, 54 x 108 Inch Rectangle Tablecloth, Plastic Tablecloth for 6 to 8 Foot Table, Plastic Table Cloth, Waterproof Tablecloth for Party, Birthday, Wedding (1 Pack) • Amazon Business $3.49 20 $69.80
StarSmilez Kids Tooth Brushing Buddy Lil Allie Gator - Plush Dental Education Helper - Teach Children flossing and Overall Care for Mouth and Teeth • Amazon Business $29.88 1 $29.88
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 36 Pack Case of Colors, Non-Toxic, Assorted Colors, 3 Oz Cans (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
2 inch x 15 inch, Mailing Tubes with Caps (12 Pack) | MagicWater Supply • Amazon Business $23.75 1 $23.75
ZOMCHAIN Nitrile Gloves Kids Gloves Disposable, Nitrile Gloves for 4-10 Years - Latex Free, Food Grade, Powder Free - for Kids Festival Preparation, Crafting, Painting, Gardening, Cooking, Cleaning (100pcs, XS) • Amazon Business $23.39 1 $23.39
Ziploc 347 Variety Total Bags, 347 Pack, Piece Assortment, clear • Amazon Business $22.65 1 $22.65
Hasbro Crocodile Dentist Kids Game Ages 4 And Up (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
Scotch Heavy Duty Shipping Packaging Tape, 6 Rolls with Dispenser, 1.88" x 22.2 yd, 1.5" Core, Great for Packing, Shipping & Moving, Clear (142-6) • Amazon Business $12.92 1 $12.92
Play-Doh Kitchen Creations Taco Time Play Food Set for Kids 3 Years and Up with 4 Non-Toxic Colors • Amazon Business $11.42 1 $11.42
Lucy's Family Owned - Natural Distilled White Vinegar, 32 oz. bottle (Pack of 2) - 5% Acidity • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
2 Pack 3ft x 9.8ft Hot Pink Metallic Tinsel Foil Fringe Curtains for Birthday Bridal Shower Baby Shower Bachelorette Party Backdrop Decorations • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Riverside 3D Construction Paper, Raspberry, 9" x 12", 50 Sheets • Amazon Business $2.49 1 $2.49
SunWorks Construction Paper, Pink, 9" x 12", 50 Sheets • Amazon Business $2.22 1 $2.22

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