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Mr. Cunningham from Bridgeport CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Skeletons In Our Classroom: Everyone is the Same Inside!

Help me give my students a practical replica of a human skeleton so that they can appreciate that they are alike at the anatomical level.

  • $726 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Most of our middle school students enter this year below grade level in reading and math. Our school is a neighborhood school with mostly low-income families with many students having siblings in lower grades. All of my students receive free lunch under the federal Title I program. 50 percent of my students this year are formally identified with Special Needs including ASD, SLD and many English Language Learners. Some have social anxiety and class presentations/public speaking are very hard for them.

My students, many with special needs, come from low-income households, yet they come to school every day excited to learn.

Engaging them in meaningful ways, and creating a rigorous classroom environment is a necessity -- They demand the best from me and I strive to give them the best learning experience I can.

My Project

This project is both a diversity project and a science-centered project. My students are eager urban learners and our current equipment is inadequate to provide appropriate instruction/learning about the structure and function of the human anatomy.

My students need to understand that despite, race, creed, background and financial level, they are similar on the inside, at the anatomical level, as they learn to appreciate the structure and function of the human organism.

This model will allow us to not only examine anatomical structure/function but also relate it back to our unit on heredity, genetics, ​and evolution. This model will serve to aid instruction for both 7th and 8th grades.

Mr. Cunningham
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
3B Human Skeleton, Hang-Up • Carolina Biological Supply Company $526.50 1 $526.50

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