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Mr. Galdamez from Omaha NE is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Shoot for the Moon!

Help me give my students Earth and space resources to motivate our space curriculum!

  • $166 goal

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My Students

Our school is heavily populated for its size and 91% of our students receive a free or reduced-price lunch due to income. My students are curious on how the world works. They have many questions about life science. When it comes to life science students are limited on hands on experiences.

I love that students are not just driven to find the answers in science, but the "what if curiosity trait".

The truth is some students will never be given opportunities to explore things in this world. As a teacher, I strive to engage every student in their education (in their own particular way). If they find their passion at an early stage in their education, you have given them a plethora of opportunities.

I'm extremely passionate about teaching students different methods and strategies in their academics. I want my students to lose sleep over thinking what they will learn the following day at school! Well, not really lose sleep, but that feeling you get when you discovered you just found a golden ticket!

My Project

These Smithsonian space books will help my students identify Earth and Space science properties. They can record data on planets and identify other features in our solar systems. Researching online is great but technology doesn't always work in our favor. It's important for students to know that sometimes they can pick up a book and find creditable data. Its also important for my students to have hands on experiences with inflatable planets.

Take a few minutes tonight and look up at the skies, can you explain what's going on?

I want my students to be able to describe celestial events year round. The glow in the dark stars are for them to map out the constellations within our classroom. This will help them identify the real constellations outside in the night skies.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Learning Resources Inflatable Solar System Set • Amazon Business $30.29 1 $30.29
Glow Stars Supernova: 200 of the Brightest Glow in the Dark Stars | Boxed Set with Adhesive Putty, Mesh Pouch & FREE Constellation Guide | Glow In The Dark Ceiling Star Stickers For Bedrooms • Amazon Business $21.95 1 $21.95
The Planets: The Definitive Visual Guide to Our Solar System • Amazon Business $20.06 1 $20.06
Space!: The Universe as You've Never Seen It Before (Knowledge Encyclopedias) • Amazon Business $17.49 1 $17.49
The Wondrous Workings of Planet Earth: Understanding Our World and Its Ecosystems • Amazon Business $13.51 1 $13.51

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