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Ms. Provence from Ozone Park NY is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Travel Buddy – Australia

The cost of supplies for the Travel Buddy project is $218, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

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Growing up every child wants to travel the world and experience new things. Unfortunately this does not always happen, so why not bring a piece of the world into their classroom. For the 2005-2006 school year my fourth grade class from New York City will be taking part in a Travel Buddy program with a class in Australia. A Travel Buddy is a stuffed animal that leaves his home classroom to visit a classroom in another country. While in his new classroom the Travel Buddy spends time with the students and learns about his/her host country. In order for my students to feel an attachment to this Travel Buddy he/she will be spending time with each student individually. Every night a different student will take our Travel Buddy home and record in a journal what the Travel Buddy and he/she did for the evening. They will also be given a disposable camera to take a photo of them and the Travel Buddy to be added to the scrapbook/photo album. The Travel Buddy Program will give both my students and the students in Australia an opportunity to learn Social Studies and Geography through an interactive project. The students will also practice their writing skills through the class journal. My students will also be taking photographs of their time with the Travel Buddy, which will be placed in a scrapbook for the students, parents, and school community to view. For this project the supplies that are needed are of course a Travel Buddy, a stuffed animal no more then eight inches high and light weight. At least three marble notebooks to use as journals and six disposable cameras and a large scrapbook/photo album for the photos to be placed at the conclusion of the project. We will be sending the Travel Buddy through the mail and would love to send some souvenirs from New York and America to our new friends in Australia too. I am looking forward to the smiles on my students' faces when our Travel Buddy returns from Australia with so many stories to tell us about what he/she saw, learned and did on his/her trip to Australia. Bringing Australia into my classroom will be a great Social Studies and Geography lesson for students, some who have never even left the tri-state area.

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

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This project will reach 26 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kodak Max HQ Flash One-Time-Use Cameras, Pack Of 2 • Office Depot Inc. $21.99 4 $87.96
Stuffed Animal, Squirrel, "I'm Nuts • Highsmith Inc. $6.12 1 $6.12
4-PHOTO HOLDERS,4X6 -- Storage Sleeves For 6X4" Horizontal Photos; 4 Per Page • Quill Corporation $2.60 20 $52.00
COMPOSITION BOOK,10X7-7/8,80-SHEETS,WIDE RULED -- Ampad Composition Notebook; Wide Ruled • Quill Corporation $1.92 3 $5.76

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