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Mr. Joseph M. Valentino from Bridgeport CT is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Science Rocks

My students need science dictionaries to look up key words and phrases to add to their science journals.

  • $319 goal

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My Students

Education is the most powerful weapon, which you can use to change the world each and every day.

I am a special education teacher servicing the needs of individuals with social and emotional behaviors in grades 1st through 12th.

My students are smart, creative, and hardworking individuals.

My students are very special to me and deserve the best. They are superstars and excel every day with smiles on their faces.

Science is a very important subject but is under-studied in school so I'm requesting materials so that my students can have access to concrete hands-on material such as the science books and dictionaries, that will expand their vocabulary and understanding of key concepts and skills.

The materials that are related to this project are very important because they relate to book handling skills in which the students can navitgate and scan for key words and concepts.

The materials requested will help the students learn about

ways in which we can study the periodic table of elements, physical science, life science and earth science. This will help in discovering the way science works throughout the world and exciting and accessible experiences.

My Project

I am requesting science dictionaries for my students so that they are able to look up key words and phrased too add to their science journals.

I want to expose my students to the many different types of sciences words and phrases so that they know their meanings, how they apply to the world around them and to be able to write the words in sentences and know the correct spellings.

These books are very important because we have limited resources and materials for our students and these books will help the students identify the words they need to know for each lesson.

Mr. Joseph M. Valentino
Grades 6-8

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Webster's New College Dictionary, Third Edition • AKJ Education $13.62 10 $136.20
The American Heritage Children's Science Dictionary • AKJ Education $6.63 10 $66.30
The Visual Dictionary of the Human Body • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Barron's Children's Visual Dictionary • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
Illustrated Dictionary of Chemistry • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48

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