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Ms. Adamec from Hermantown MN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Taking Learning Outdoors!

My students need materials such as Giant Alphabet and Number Stepping Stones and a wagon that promote experiences to enhance learning in our outdoor classroom.

  • $999 goal

This project expired on August 6, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Lively, curious, adorable, shy, precocious, needy, confident, hesitant, loveable...and the list of adjectives describing my students could go on and on.

My students are different in many ways and yet all of my students learn best while actively engaged and being outdoors seems to encourage their engagement.

My students also need hands on materials to do their best learning.

These children come with very different life experiences and yet become a new type of "blended" family for the course of a school year. We love to play and learn together.

My Project

I have been blessed to teach at a school that is located in a beautiful wooded setting with an existing outdoor pavilion. What we need are student-centered learning materials that can be utilized in this natural environment including stepping stones, a wagon, binoculars, dome cones, a tent and an animal tracks game.

With these materials, our school's 150 kindergarten students will be actively learning while developing a greater appreciation for the outdoors.

The alphabet and number stepping stones and dome cone set will encourage climbing and balance skills that many children today seem to be lacking due to less unstructured outdoor play. The wagon will make it possible for our teachers to transfer these resources easily to our outdoor classroom. In the past, we have struggled to transport the materials and I feel it has limited our learning activities.

The Animal Tracks game will help our students learn about animal tracks before we search outdoors for them and also experiment making our own tracks in snow and mud with the toys we ordered. The binoculars and magnifying glasses will make exploring our outdoor environment even more exciting. The uppercase and lowercase letter pebbles will allow students to handle natural materials while practicing their literacy skills.

These materials will make our outdoor experiences even more engaging and encourage our kindergartners to explore nature in their time away from school also. We can't wait for these children to begin their adventures.

Ms. Adamec
Grades PreK-2

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 150 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LL257 - Giant Alphabet Stepping Stones • Lakeshore Learning Materials $229.00 1 $229.00
LL258 - Giant Number Stepping Stones • Lakeshore Learning Materials $179.00 1 $179.00
Radio Flyer All-Terrain 3-in-1 EZ Folding Wagon for kids and cargo • Amazon Business $84.77 1 $84.77
Woodland Footprintstm (Set of 8) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $21.21 3 $63.63
CampOutDV Kids Binoculars Set 8x21 High Resolution - Explore Nature - For Boys And Girls - Best For Bird Watching, Outdoor Exploration And Learning - With Adjustable Breakaway Neck Strap • Amazon Business $15.79 3 $47.37
Learning Resources Jumbo Magnifiers, Set of 6 • Amazon Business $22.99 2 $45.98
Champion Sports Rigid Dome Cone Sets • Amazon Business $44.99 1 $44.99
LOWERCASE ALPHABET PEBBLES • Teachers' School Supply $29.95 1 $29.95
UPPERCASE ALPHABET PEBBLES • Teachers' School Supply $29.95 1 $29.95
LEADSTAR Children Play Tent - Indoor and Outdoor Play Tent for Baby and Kids (1-6 Years Old), Foldable, Easy Set up and Pop Up, Children Game Play Toys Tent - Blue • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Animal Tracks • Kaplan Early Learning Company $12.71 1 $12.71
The Stick Book: Loads of things you can make or do with a stick (Going Wild) • Amazon Business $8.62 1 $8.62

Materials cost

$788.96

Vendor shipping charges

$18.04

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.83

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$848.83

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$149.79

Total project goal

$998.62

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$998.62

1 Donor

-$499.30

Donations toward project cost

-$424.41

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$74.89

match offer

-$499.32

Match offer toward project cost

-$424.42

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$74.90

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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