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Ms. Casey from Cincinnati OH is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Curriculum of life: Learning through Experiences

My students need to get the most out of their learning experience because that is what they deserve. As a Montessori teacher it's my responsibility to integrate the curriculum and to bring it to life!

  • $569 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a 6-9 Montessori classroom teacher with 27 wonderful children who are always eager and excited about the learning experiences offered in my classroom daily. They are polite, bright children who not only respect each other and their teachers but the environment as well. They also assist in taking care of our classroom in areas such as cleanliness and the functionality. These students whom have developed great relationships over time, are very caring about the physical and emotional well being of each other, always lending a helping hand or offering a kind word.

My students thrive and are best motivated when they are learning through exploration.

They enjoy working in our community garden because they are aware that there efforts are helping produce fruits and vegetables, items that can be seen (or even eaten!) at a later date. Lastly, all of my students are hard working and loving, all certain to have bright futures ahead!

My Project

Educating my students daily is one of my biggest passions, and each year it gets better and better. I am seeking support through Donor's Chose because as a Montessori Teacher I believe that children learn best through exploration and hands on experiences. The Montessori curriculum is rich in Botany, Zoology, geography, etc. and it is important that children illustrate and display what they have learned in a variety of ways. I also take pride in having a orderly classroom by storing materials on shelves through the use of items such as Photo box storage cases. I will bring the curriculum to life with by allowing children to explore through painting using the watercolors and paintbrushes as well as the modeling clay. When studying rocks and minerals we won't have to simply study pictures but they can look at a class collection of rocks and minerals. In public education one of the first areas to receive budget cuts is the arts, and I am striving to keep the arts alive in my classroom. I expose children to experiences such as painting, modeling, seed exploration, etc. and they love it!

In addition to having experiences in the classroom, developing fluent readers is also necessary.

This can be offered through readers such as; Guided reading collections, literature in general math/fractions, and seasons. Literature can be found in all subject areas in our classroom and reading is always encouraged. In addition to reading I want my students to grow in the area of writing using composition books to journal and write experiences daily. In the Montessori curriculum we develop great writers through the use of metal insets and inset paper. It is my goal to develop not only great students but lifelong learners!

Ms. Casey
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Guided Reading Collection: Grade 3 Fiction/Nonfiction Paired Studies (16 books) • AKJ Education $78.84 1 $78.84
General Math (6 Books) • AKJ Education $49.22 1 $49.22
American Educational Classroom Collection of Rocks and Minerals • Amazon Business $47.49 1 $47.49
06032-1009-Richeson Slightly Imperfect Assorted Brush Set - Set of 42 • Blick Art Materials $21.92 2 $43.84
Seasons (8 Books) • AKJ Education $35.83 1 $35.83
Fractions (6 Books) • AKJ Education $33.57 1 $33.57
Paylak CNT182 Photo Box Storage Case • Amazon Business $32.95 1 $32.95
00369-1109-Blick Liquid Watercolors - Set of 10 assorted colors, 8 oz bottles • Blick Art Materials $28.49 1 $28.49
FG465X - Classic Primary Composition Book - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $27.99 1 $27.99
Inset Paper _ 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" (14cm x 14cm) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Outus 24 Pieces Plastic Paint Palettes 6 Well Rectangular Watercolor Palette Painting Tray, White • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Standard Shipping • Blick Art Materials $9.95 1 $9.95
Standard Shipping • Blick Art Materials $9.95 1 $9.95
Standard Shipping • Blick Art Materials $9.95 1 $9.95
33216-1001-Crayola Modeling Clay - 1 lb Assortment, Neutral Colors • Blick Art Materials $2.64 2 $5.28

Materials cost

$436.33

Vendor shipping charges

$10.75

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.54

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$483.62

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$85.34

Total project goal

$568.96

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$568.96

8 Donors

-$568.96

Donations toward project cost

-$483.62

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$85.34

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$0.00

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