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  • $440 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Dunn
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 7 donors
  • $0 still needed

Scientifically Speaking - Accelerated Learning Model

My students need books about various parts of the world, a Science Tools Supply Center for examining things from around the world and around home, blank slides, a LadyBug Land and more.

My Students

We're off on a brand new adventure! As part of a new program, my second graders will be part of an Accelerated Learning Model (ALM). Science and social studies will drive a large part of our curriculum as we "travel" around the world to discover new places that will enrich our learning.

Our school is AMAZING!

Our students come from a variety of backgrounds. They come from a high-poverty area, but most of them have tremendous family support. Family members are often seen helping out in classrooms and with school projects. We have a high Hispanic population with many of our students coming from homes where Spanish is the main language spoken. We house many special education programs and have received awards for our inclusive practices. We have many co-teaching models, but all teachers embrace the "all means all" philosophy. Now, we have been selected to be one of a handful of schools that will have an ALM in each grade level. Students who are selected for this program are chosen using a variety of criteria. Studies have shown that while there is much done for struggling students, our accelerated students are plateauing. This model allows the students to not only learn the required Common Core materials, but to take them further and deeper and at a faster pace.

My Project

The goal for the school year is to take a "trip" around the world, stopping in each continent and exploring the surrounding oceans to guide their learning. Students will be studying habitats, earth formations, environments, cultures, ecology and animals, as well as many other scientific and social studies-related curriculum. To facilitate the students' learning, we need materials to allow us to discover the world around us. To do this, we are requesting a set of science materials that will allow the students to participate in a variety of learning activities. They will need beakers, microscopes and slides, magnets, magnifying glasses, and habitats for observation. These materials will enhance the materials that are already in place in our classroom. Students will also need books that they can learn and study from to enrich their learning. These books are centered around habitats, environments and earth formations.

I hope that you will join us on our "trip" around the world and support these exceptional students as they work to enrich their learning.

My principal always says that we are preparing our students for a future that has not even been invented yet. We could possibly be "growing" the next Albert Einstein, Steve Jobs or Amelia Earhart. Who knows what road these young ones could pave in the future.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
EE759 - Science Tools Supply Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $229.00 1 $229.00
CS447 - Ladybug Land • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
Tropical Rainforests • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
FT452 - Blank Slides - Set of 18 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.99 2 $9.98
Arctic and Antarctic (DK Eye Wonder Series) DK Publishing, L • AKJ Books $8.02 1 $8.02
Volcano (Eye Wonder Series) DK Publishing • AKJ Books $8.02 1 $8.02
Rain Forest (DK) • AKJ Books $8.02 1 $8.02
Water Habitats Bobbie Kalman • AKJ Books $6.53 1 $6.53
A Rainforest Habitat • AKJ Books $6.53 1 $6.53
A Desert Habitat • AKJ Books $6.53 1 $6.53
A Saguaro Cactus Jen Green • AKJ Books $6.53 1 $6.53
Cactus Hotel • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Desert Food Chains ( Food Chain Series) Bobbie Kalman, Kelle • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
Polar Lands • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Nature''s Green Umbrella: Tropical Rain Forests • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10

Materials cost

$338.38

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.08

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$373.46

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$65.90

Total project goal

$439.36

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$439.36

5 Donors

-$169.68

Donations toward project cost

-$144.23

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.45

Matching donations from our partners

-$269.68

Match offers toward project cost

-$229.23

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$40.45

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 22 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by Lincy Foundation and 6 other donors.

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