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Mrs. Kennedy-Holmes from Bridgeport CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Soaring to New Heights

My students need books about the solar systems including Mars, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune! They also need giant magnetic planets to learn about characteristics and size.

  • $315 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are an amazing group of learners from disadvantaged backgrounds. 100% of our students receive free lunch and 1/3 of the students speak a language other than English at home. The students have limited experiences outside the classroom walls. They have limited exposure to current academic materials and often utilize used and donated supplies. They have limited access to cultural and extra-curricular activities as well. The children are eager learners just waiting for the right tools to help them succeed. Please help a great group of children soar high to reach their full potential!

My Project

My students need books and giant magnetic planets to help them learn all about the solar system! One of the Science topics that my students love the most is the Solar System! They love learning about the different planets and their moons. They inquisitively ask why we have night and day, what planets can we see from Earth, and why they have so many moons. The wonder why Jupiter has a big, red spot, why Saturn has rings, why Mars is red, and why Uranus spins on its side.

Sadly, we do not have the resources for them to research these questions and create meaningful projects.

With these scientific planet books and magnetic planets, the students can develop research reports, create models, design poster displays, and examine all the planets of our galaxy! They will be able to see close up pictures and diagrams. Furthermore, this will develop skills in informational comprehension, textual organization, and note taking skills. This collection of Solar System books and materials will help my students soar to new heights!

Mrs. Kennedy-Holmes
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
MAGNET SOLAR SYSTEM GIANT • School Specialty $17.17 1 $17.17
Ice Dwarfs: Pluto and Beyond • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Hot Planets: Mercury and Venus • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Saturn • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Exploring Planet Mars • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Exploring Uranus • AKJ Education $6.02 1 $6.02
Exploring Neptune • AKJ Education $6.02 1 $6.02
Exploring Pluto and Other Dwarf Planets • AKJ Education $6.02 1 $6.02
Exploring Jupiter • AKJ Education $6.02 1 $6.02
Exploring Mercury • AKJ Education $6.02 1 $6.02
Exploring Mars • AKJ Education $6.02 1 $6.02
Exploring Saturn • AKJ Education $6.02 1 $6.02
Exploring Venus • AKJ Education $6.02 1 $6.02
Jupiter The Largest Planet • AKJ Education $5.95 1 $5.95
Neptune The Stormy Planet • AKJ Education $5.95 1 $5.95
Saturn The Ringed Planet • AKJ Education $5.95 1 $5.95
Mercury The Iron Planet • AKJ Education $5.95 1 $5.95
Mars The Red Planet • AKJ Education $5.95 1 $5.95
Secrets of Venus • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Secrets of Uranus • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Mercury • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Secrets of Saturn • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Saturn • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Secrets of Mercury • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Secrets of Mars • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Secrets of Jupiter • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Jupiter • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Neptune • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Jupiter • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Saturn • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Destination: Jupiter • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Mars • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Neptune • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Venus • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Saturn • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
Neptune • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
National Geographic Readers: Mars • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
National Geographic Readers: Planets • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
Venus • AKJ Education $1.90 1 $1.90
Uranus • AKJ Education $1.75 1 $1.75
Mercury • AKJ Education $1.75 1 $1.75

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