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Mr. S. from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Science as Literacy

The cost of the 4 book bundles including titles as Life Cycles, Weather, Dinosaurs, and Amphibians is $197, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

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This project expired on March 29, 2007.

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I'm teaching for the first year in inner city Chicago at East Garfield Park. My title is the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade Science Teacher. These students have not had a chance to learn science in a tactile way in which they see the benefit and are excited by their discoveries. Although the emphasis is on tactile experiences, the students should also have a varied knowledge base for their learning. I have many students that have more knowledge than that is being taught so I am asking that my classroom library may be filled with great books to extend my science lessons. My school is at a 97% high needs rate in which the students receive free lunch. We are doing a lot with a little but there can never be too much help. As I navigate through my first year of teaching, I do not want my students to be left out on the best experience in science because I simply do not have the materials that they would be interested in crawling up on the couch to read about the wonders of space to the microorganisms that are bountiful.

Mr. S.
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Weather: Book Bundle for Grades K-3 (15 Books) • AKJ Educational Services $65.20 1 $65.20
Dinosaurs: Book Bundle for Grades K-3 (7 Books) • AKJ Educational Services $28.71 1 $28.71
Life Cycles: Book Bundle for Grades 2-4 (5 Books) • AKJ Educational Services $21.69 1 $21.69
Amphibians: Book Bundle for Grades 2-4 (3 Books) • AKJ Educational Services $11.31 1 $11.31

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