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Ms. LaPlaca from New Orleans LA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

We Are Scientists

My students need fossils, a stethoscope, simple machines, animal x-rays, and more science and geography materials!

  • $318 goal

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My Students

My school is one of the truly diverse public schools in New Orleans, a real reflection of the city and its people.

Our school offers the Montessori program and, therefore, we free the child's potential, aim for lasting peace and a love for learning.

My classroom is unique; it is an all kindergarten version of an early childhood Montessori classroom. However, I am AMS Early Childhood certified and incorporate and use as much of Montessori practices and ideology as possible. We have practical life, sensorial, language/reading, math, geography, and cultural studies areas in the classroom. During work time, the students are free to choose and receive lessons in all areas.

Ms. L. is my fabulous TA, and we are a community above all, respecting and taking care of one another. The students take care of the classroom environment, as well as take on responsibilities and progressive academic materials. Their curiosities are bursting at the seams and luckily, we are encouraged as teachers to invest in our students' interests.

My Project

My students need biology, zoology, and botany materials and physical science and geography books to study like scientists! Children are natural observers. They are fascinated by the phenomenon found in the natural world. Naturally attracted to science, with these science materials my young students will start to think like scientists.

These Kindergarten students will collect information and continue making observations by having these hands-on experiences with botany, biology, and physical science materials!

"A scientist experiments, seeks out the deep truth of life, to lift a veil from its fascinating secrets, and who, in this pursuit, has felt arising within him a love for the mysteries of nature, so passionate as to annihilate the thought of himself," - Maria Montessori.

Please give my kindergarten students the gift of feeding those curiosities about the mysteries of nature and learn how as scientists they can form questions, organize their data and continue the pursuit of the unknown!

Ms. LaPlaca
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 24 students.

3 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
TT731 - Easy-View Animal Skeleton Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
Post-it Self-Stick Easel Pad, 25 x 30.5 Inches, 30-Sheet Pad (2 Pack) • Amazon Business $37.04 1 $37.04
Fossil Collection (13 pc.) with ID Cards & Trilobite, Sharks teeth, Coprolite (fossilized Turtle Poop) Educational Dancing Bear Brand. • Amazon Business $26.95 1 $26.95
Roylco R5910 Animal X-Rays, 8" x 10", 28 Pieces • Amazon Business $21.35 1 $21.35
Learning Advantage 502 Lever, Student Model • Amazon Business $20.69 1 $20.69
Petit Collage Floor Puzzle, Our World, 24 pieces • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Learning Resources Stethoscope • Amazon Business $11.15 1 $11.15
What will the Weather Be Like Today? Harcourt School Publishers Storytown: Little Book, Grade K • Amazon Business $9.70 1 $9.70
OMyTea "Sakura Love" Chinese / Japanese Folding Hand Held Fan for Women - With a Fabric Sleeve for Protection - for Wedding, Dancing, Church, Party, Gifts (Brown) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Worry Dolls in a Bag • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00
Hear Your Heart (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) • Amazon Business $5.09 1 $5.09
National Geographic Readers: Water • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

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