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Ms. Maria from Concord CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Take Our Breath Away With Sigh-Ence

My students need books, magazines, movies and games, for exposure to scientific theories through different modalities.

  • $2,591 goal

This project expired on January 5, 2014.

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My Students

I have changed positions from teaching 5th graders all subjects to teaching 1st through 5th science. I would like to have additional materials to pique their interest and reinforce my teaching. I want them to ask more questions through exploration and the exposure to new information

I teach at a lower socioeconomic school with the majority of students being English language learners.

They need exposure to subjects that are not in a 5 block radius. They are eager to learn and crave the experience. Since I can't bring them to the experience I would like to have books and DVD's for them to access this information. I will also be leading a guided reading group for lower grades that struggle with reading. I have ordered some magnetic letters for these children to make a connection with the sound and shape of the letter. I am sure my older students will find a use for them. We could use them for sounding out and spelling a complex word. Using the magnetic letters may also be an "I'm done activity".

My Project

I have ordered a wide variety of supplies. I have ordered expository books and magazines for exploration and fun. I want children to learn that reading information about something you like is fun. DVD's were ordered to front load new science topics. A double sided easel that has storage (no storage in my portable) and has rings for a flip chart. Basic supplies, like glue and stickers for rewards. I ordered ink cartridges so that I can print out pictures of the students engaged in various activities. I ordered magnetic leaders for the children I will be leading in guided reading. All of these supplies will allow these children to access the information they need while enjoying themselves during learning time.

This is my first year teaching science and I am very excited.

I plan on my excitement rubbing off on my students. These suppulies will help me to facilitate that goal. We have supplies for experiments but not added reinforcements for concepts. The supplies I have ordered will help me to achieve my goal.

Ms. Maria
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 350 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Double Sided Bamboo Teaching Easel • Teachers' School Supply $469.00 1 $469.00
BrainPOP • AKJ Books $205.00 1 $205.00
HP - 564 Ink Cartridge - Black • Best Buy for Business $11.99 15 $179.85
BrainPOP Jr. • AKJ Books $145.00 1 $145.00
HP - 564 Inkjet Cartridge Combo Pack - Cyan/Magenta/Yellow • Best Buy for Business $26.44 5 $132.20
LL600X - 3-D Science Viewers - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
RR423 - Write & Wipe Lapboard Erasers - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $13.99 3 $41.97
JJ518 - Classroom Magnetic Letters Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
Even More Picture-Perfect Science Lessons: Using Children's Books to Guide Inquiry, K 5 - PB186X3 • Amazon $36.05 1 $36.05
Let's Find Out + Science Spin, Kindergarten (min. 5 subscriptions per order) • Scholastic Classroom Magazines $6.24 5 $31.20
Bill Nye The Science Guy: Electrical Current • Amazon $29.95 1 $29.95
Bill Nye The Science Guy: Phases of Matter • Amazon $29.95 1 $29.95
Pet Tornado • Amazon $5.99 5 $29.95
Bill Nye The Science Guy: Energy • Amazon $29.95 1 $29.95
More Picture Perfect Science Lessons: Using Children's Books to Guide Inquiry, K-4 (PB186X2) • Amazon $29.43 1 $29.43
Science News • Amazon $28.00 1 $28.00
FG465X - Classic Primary Composition Book - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $27.99 1 $27.99
TT505Z - Lakeshore Glue Stick - Dozen • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.99 5 $24.95
FG445X - Classic Composition Book - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $22.99 1 $22.99
The Science of Disney Imagineering: Fluids Classroom Edition [Interactive DVD] • Amazon $22.05 1 $22.05
How Tall Was Milton? (NSTA Kids I Wonder Why series) - PB330X2 • Amazon $9.86 2 $19.72
FG722 - Glimmer Stickers - Class Pack • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
Bill Nye the Science Guy: Magnetism Classroom Edition [Interactive DVD] • Amazon $14.99 1 $14.99
Bill Nye the Science Guy: Motion Classroom Edition [Interactive DVD] • Amazon $14.99 1 $14.99
Bill Nye the Science Guy: Storms Classroom Edition [Interactive DVD] • Amazon $14.99 1 $14.99
Bill Nye the Science Guy: The Planets Classroom Edition [Interactive DVD] • Amazon $14.99 1 $14.99
Bill Nye The Science Guy: Food Web Classroom Edition • Amazon $14.99 1 $14.99
JJ603 - Word Building Magnetic Letters - Lowercase • Lakeshore Learning Materials $6.99 2 $13.98
Environments of Our Earth (NSTA Kids I Wonder Why series) PB330X10 • Amazon $10.40 1 $10.40
Up, Up in a Balloon (NSTA Kids I Wonder Why Series) PB330X9 • Amazon $10.40 1 $10.40
Sock It To Me Mad Science Grey Knee High Socks, one size • Amazon $10.00 1 $10.00
Kid Science: Gross Science • Amazon $9.99 1 $9.99
Educational Trivia Card Game - Professor Noggin's Wonders of Science • Amazon $9.95 1 $9.95
How Does the Wind Blow? (NSTA Kids I Wonder Why Series) - PB330X8 • Amazon $9.86 1 $9.86
Spenser and the Rocks (NSTA Kids I Wonder Why Series) - PB330X6 • Amazon $9.86 1 $9.86
Clouds, Rain, Clouds Again (NSTA Kids I Wonder Why Series) - PB330X7 • Amazon $9.86 1 $9.86
What Makes Different Sounds? NSTA Kids (I Wonder Why series) - PB330X4 • Amazon $9.86 1 $9.86
What Does an Animal Eat? (NSTA Kids I Wonder Why series) - PB330X1 • Amazon $9.86 1 $9.86
How Does a Plant Grow? (NSTA Kids I Wonder Why) - PB330X3 • Amazon $9.86 1 $9.86
What Can an Animal Do? (I Wonder Why series) - PB330X5 • Amazon $9.86 1 $9.86
Sid the Science Kid: Weather Kid Sid • Amazon $8.70 1 $8.70
Safety Smart Science with Bill Nye the Science Guy: Fire Classroom Edition [Interactive DVD] • Amazon $8.05 1 $8.05
JJ206 - Sight-Word Journal • Lakeshore Learning Materials $3.29 2 $6.58
Sid the Science Kid: Change Happens • Amazon $5.73 1 $5.73
Sid the Science Kid: The Bug Club • Amazon $4.99 1 $4.99

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