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Mrs. Livingston from Bloomington IN is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Science is Fun!

Help me give my students hands on activities to keep them engaged in learning all about science.

  • $500 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I teach in a federally funded Title I school. This means that over 40% of our students receive free or reduced-price lunches. We have students who come to school from a rich home environment and some who come with having very little and never get the life experiences such as going to the park, zoo, movies, or eating in restaurants. I try my best to create a warm and inviting space for children to have a place to grow and learn.

My Project

I am requesting specific science materials that we will learn about during Kindergarten. Children love to listen to books and see the pictures, but to get their hands on items that go along with the units we are studying will ensure that the concept is really being learned.

We learn about the life cycles of frogs, butterflies, and chickens.

I have requested a hands-on pocket chart that includes vocabulary words with pictures that the children can move and manipulate. To go along with that I have asked for actual life cycle toys the students can put in the correct order.

Other items I would like for my classroom are insects they can look at with magnifying glasses and big chunky plastic insects that they can compare and touch. We study the weather, so I have asked for a tornado in a bottle. We also have a unit we study about the farm. There is a hands-on learning kit "all about farm". At the end of the unit,​ I will take my class to actually visit a farm.

Mrs. Livingston
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
RR920X - Life Science Pocket Chart Kits - Set of 3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $139.00 1 $139.00
FF961 - Farms Theme Box • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 1 $59.99
Chick Life Cycle Exploration Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $31.46 1 $31.46
HH585 - Insects Specimen Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
GR700 - Life Cycle Sequencing Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
HH583 - Sea Life Specimen Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
Nature Tube Farm, African, and Pet Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $26.06 1 $26.06
DD646 - Real Bugs Discovery Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
Wild Republic 10 Piece Insect Collection • Kaplan Early Learning Company $11.66 1 $11.66
Pet Tornado • Kaplan Early Learning Company $5.36 1 $5.36

Materials cost

$388.49

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.83

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$424.32

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$74.88

Total project goal

$499.20

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$499.20

2 Donors

-$333.00

Donations toward project cost

-$283.05

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$49.95

match offer

-$166.20

Match offer toward project cost

-$141.27

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.93

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$0.00

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