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Ms. Paxton from Ward CO is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.


My students need weather stations to study weather, books to study the wildlife our area, and sketch books to record our data.

  • $3,105 goal

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My Students

A typical day in my classroom consists of the joyous pursuit of knowledge for all of us. I want my students to be confident lifelong learners that know how to use resources independently. "The good man is the friend of all living things." We should study nature so that we can all be good people.

We have a very caring and loving community at our school because our school is a multi-age school where students take care of each other.

The flood washed out all of the roads to our school, so we had to split our school up into two classrooms. My co-teacher has our displaced students in town, while I have the rest of our students in the mountains. We miss each other tremendously, therefore we would like to do a research project together that includes the environment in each of our locations.

My Project

We will use the weather stations to study the weather in each of our locations, and we will use the animal books to study the wildlife in each of our areas. We will get together regularly to compare our data. The books about Colorado will be used to study our state and relate the differences between our state and other states. I ordered the rug so that our students will have a daily reminder of how our state is situated on a map in relation to other states.

This project is very important to our students because not only will it help them understand nature and become better people for it, it will give them the opportunity to do something fun and educational together.

Our separation, because of the flood, has been really hard on all of our students, and our students need to see their friends.

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This project will reach 22 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Davis Weather Vue Weather� • Sargent-Welch $382.50 2 $765.00
LM593 - United States Carpet - 6' x 9' • Lakeshore Learning Materials $279.00 1 $279.00
FF280X - Best-Buy Listening Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $99.50 2 $199.00
RE790X - Science Stories Read-Alongs • Lakeshore Learning Materials $169.00 1 $169.00
RE720X - Social Studies Stories Read-Alongs • Lakeshore Learning Materials $159.00 1 $159.00
JJ665 - Portable CD Player • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 1 $79.99
STRATHMORE DRAW PAD/8X10 80LB 24SHT • Blick Art Materials $2.99 25 $74.75
CU660 - Portable Cassette Player/Recorder • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
Book-Golden Guide: Birds� • Sargent-Welch $10.13 10 $101.30
Book-Golden Guide: Insects� • Sargent-Welch $10.13 10 $101.30
Book-Golden Guide: Wildflowers� • Sargent-Welch $10.13 10 $101.30
Book-Golden Guide: Trees� • Sargent-Welch $9.68 10 $96.80
Colorado • AKJ Books $28.22 1 $28.22
Colorado • AKJ Books $24.42 1 $24.42
Colorado • AKJ Books $22.46 1 $22.46
Colorado • AKJ Books $20.81 1 $20.81
Colorado: The Centennial State - Ebook (single use) • Encyclopedia Britannica $10.95 1 $10.95
Colorado Jeopardy ! : Answers & Questions About Our State! (eBook) • AKJ Books $7.95 1 $7.95
Colorado Native Americans (eBook) • AKJ Books $7.95 1 $7.95
Colorado Native Americans (eBook) • AKJ Books $7.95 1 $7.95
Colorado State History Lapbook Journal (eBook) • AKJ Books $7.50 1 $7.50
Colorado State History Lapbook (eBook) • AKJ Books $7.50 1 $7.50
Colorado National Monument • AKJ Books $7.19 1 $7.19
Colorado • AKJ Books $6.02 1 $6.02
Colorado History Projects (eBook) • AKJ Books $5.95 1 $5.95
Colorado Current Events Projects (eBook) • AKJ Books $5.95 1 $5.95
Colorado Geography Projects (eBook) • AKJ Books $5.95 1 $5.95
Colorado Government Projects (eBook) • AKJ Books $5.95 1 $5.95
Colorado People Projects (eBook) • AKJ Books $5.95 1 $5.95
Colorado Symbols Projects (eBook) • AKJ Books $5.95 1 $5.95
Colorado • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
Peterson First Guide to Urban Wildlife • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Colorado Sara Bledsoe • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Colorado • AKJ Books $4.34 1 $4.34
Colorado • AKJ Books $4.34 1 $4.34
Colorado (Maps & Facts) (eBook) • AKJ Books $2.39 1 $2.39

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