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Mrs. Dowdy from Blacksburg VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Super Duper Science

My students need science books and books about snakes, dolphins, cheetahs and reptiles to help them learn more about the science content in 1st grade.

  • $158 goal

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My Students

My class is made up of 17 wonderful students who love school and are very excited to learn. They can't wait to get to school, and their smiles are contagious. They are the reason that I love teaching 1st grade.

Our school is located in a small town in southwest Virginia.

There are 460 students in our school, and about 60% receive free or reduced-price lunch. Many of our students are transient and move in and out of schools throughout the year. For many years, our school was a community school with 2nd and 3rd generation students. However, during the last 5 years, our population has changed and so have the needs of our students.

My Project

I love to include literacy and books in all of my teaching. By having copies of these eight different science books in my classroom, I can do a better job teaching the science curriculum. I can also share these books with the other 1st grade classes so even more students will benefit.

Books bring the content to life and the students can go back and enjoy the books on their own.

My students will be mesmerized when they see the photos of snakes, dolphins and cheetahs. I don't think they will want to put these books down.

Many of my students don't get the opportunity to take trips and experience things for themselves. These books will allow me to show them so much about what I am teaching them.

Mrs. Dowdy
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
National Geographic Kids Everything Reptiles: Snap Up All the Photos, Facts, and Fun • Amazon Business $10.26 2 $20.52
The Seasons (Science Readers: Content and Literacy) • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
Miles and Miles of Reptiles: All About Reptiles (Cat in the Hat's Learning Library) • Amazon Business $8.63 2 $17.26
What Is the World Made Of?: All About Solids, Liquids, and Gases (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
Solids, Liquids, And Gases (Rookie Read-About Science) • Amazon Business $4.95 2 $9.90
National Geographic Readers: Dolphins • Amazon Business $3.99 2 $7.98
National Geographic Readers: Snakes! • Amazon Business $3.99 2 $7.98
National Geographic Readers: Cheetahs • Amazon Business $3.19 2 $6.38

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