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Ms. Francis from San Francisco CA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Science Exploration Linked to State Curriculum & Standards

My students need science materials, such as a greenhouse and weather books, aligned to the state standards.

  • $453 goal

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I am first grade teacher in an urban school in northern California. My 22 students are wonderfully diverse. We are also an inclusive school serving a child with special needs in every class.

Many of my underperforming students have such a high need for learning to read and write that much of curriculum is spent on those subjects, trying to get them ready for the next grade. Often science is pushed aside. This is what I want to change. I want to bring science connected to the state standards to my classroom in fun and engaging ways.

The first grade science curriculum and standards include weather, growing things, and solids and liquids. We can have so much fun growing plants. We need 22 individual greenhouse plant bags that show the root system and hang in the window. We also need super engaging literature that will strengthen children's understanding of plants and weather. What fun the children will have exploring measurement and solids and liquids. We need measuring materials and solid and liquid discovery tubes. The children also need GEARS exploration manipulatives. All the materials I found are going to excite the children and give them the ability to explore science while covering the state standards.

With your generous donation you can bring science to our 22 children and those in the coming years. Help make me a better teacher of science to children so eager to learn. Thank you for considering my proposal.

Ms. Francis
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 22 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
RE313 - Lakeshore Liquid Measurement Kit • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95
GG869 - Weather Book Library - Gr. 1-3 • Lakeshore Learning $32.50 1 $32.50
RE978 - Seasons & Weather Theme Book Library • Lakeshore Learning $32.50 1 $32.50
RE982 - Growing Things Theme Book Library • Lakeshore Learning $34.50 1 $34.50
RR465 - Watch-It-Grow Window Greenhouse - Each • Lakeshore Learning $2.95 2 $5.90
RR469 - Watch-It-Grow Window Greenhouse - Set of 20 • Lakeshore Learning $49.95 1 $49.95
LM615 - Lakeshore Liquid Discovery Tubes • Lakeshore Learning $59.95 1 $59.95
GEARS! SUPER SET 150 PIECES- - --*Comments* • Teachers' School Supply Inc. $59.49 1 $59.49

Materials cost

$304.74

Vendor shipping charges

$30.47

State sales tax

$22.09

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.57

Fulfillment labor & materials

$9.00

Total project cost

$370.89

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$81.41

Total project goal

$452.30

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$452.30

2 Donors

-$452.30

Donations toward project cost

-$370.89

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$81.41

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$0.00

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