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Mrs. Cimini from Dalton MA is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We've Got the Right Stuff!

My students need a digital and print library, and resources for an integrated, multi-sensory E.L.A., Math, Social Studies/History and Science/Engineering Curriculum!

  • $2,438 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

What is your fondest memory of school? My hopes and dreams are for ALL my students to remember wanting to come to school ready to learn each day, knowing that they were cared for, trusted, believed in, and greeted each day where they are socially, emotionally, academically, and physically.

My students take on the roles of a Responsive Classroom.

They are the creators, drivers, and believers behind how our classroom looks like, feels like, and sounds like throughout our day, every day! They are the facilitators in their learning and I am their guide in their success and growth. Growth mindset! My students will be asked to stop thinking about each school subject, content area as segregated learning, instead will be challenged to see how each subject is relevant to one another and to the real world. Our reading block is not just reading the way we remember it, instead it is a cross curricular LITERACY block, learning across the genres, including Social Studies/History, Science/Engineering, Mathematics, and English Language Arts. We are a blended classroom - traditional, digital; built and based on rigorous content and application of knowledge through higher-order thinking skills!

My Project

Imagine taking the ultimate United States of America field trip. In our classroom students will do just this. The following is a description of variety of materials I am requesting and how students will use them in the classroom. It begins with book boxes that will be able to hold 60 nonfiction textbooks, picture books, National Geographic books, DK Eyewitness books on US states, national parks, national landmarks, symbols, and our democracy. Students will explore North America with the requested atlases, puzzles, games, activities, flashcards, coloring books, and more. Now imagine science without any experiments. Not in this room! I've requested science station kits where students will become weather and climate experts, build weather stations, listen to and record live meteorologist broadcasts on iPads with the new earbuds/mics I have added to our cart; science kits so students can build and understand electrical and magnetic circuits and generate light, sound, and heat energy.

In addition to content coverage, students will systematically acquire knowledge in literature and other disciplines through reading, writing, speaking, and listening.

Students will be college and career ready by focusing on complex texts outside of literature, this will also ensure students are being prepared to read, write, and research across the curriculum, including history and science.

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Mrs. Cimini
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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38 donors38 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
JJ303 - Books on Wheels Mobile Library - 12 Bins • Lakeshore Learning Materials $249.00 2 $498.00
FF770X - Grab & Play Social Studies Games - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $95.00 1 $95.00
Snap Circuits Extreme SC-750 Electronics Discovery Kit • Amazon $89.99 1 $89.99
Thames & Kosmos Electricity and Magnetism • Amazon $42.69 2 $85.38
HH172 - U.S. States & Regions Resource Box - Gr. 4-5 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
Thames & Kosmos Climate and Weather • Amazon $31.40 2 $62.80
PENCIL CRAYOLA COLORED FULL SIZE PK/12 • School Specialty $2.37 25 $59.25
JJ660X - Math Bingo Library - Gr. 3-5 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $55.00 1 $55.00
JJ689 - Privacy Partition - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 2 $49.98
BG667 - Paperback Biographies - Gr. 3-4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.50 1 $49.50
CRAYONS CRAYOLA TUCK STD SIZE SET OF 24 • School Specialty $1.89 25 $47.25
JLab JBuds Hi-Fi Noise-Reducing Ear Buds with Universal Microphone (Black / Electric Blue) • Amazon $9.27 5 $46.35
JLab JBuds Hi-Fi Noise-Reducing Ear Buds with Universal Microphone (White) • Amazon $8.23 5 $41.15
JLab JBuds Hi-Fi Noise-Reducing Ear Buds with Universal Microphone (Black) • Amazon $7.99 5 $39.95
JLab JBuds Hi-Fi Noise-Reducing Ear Buds (Black / Electric Blue) • Amazon $7.61 5 $38.05
Great States Junior • Amazon $17.21 2 $34.42
Learning Resources Super Magnet Lab • Amazon $27.99 1 $27.99
GT324 - U.S.A. Map Puzzle • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
National Geographic United States Atlas for Young Explorers, Third Edition • Amazon $19.95 1 $19.95
U. S. Symbols • Amazon $18.12 1 $18.12
A is for America • Amazon $17.56 1 $17.56
50 States: A State-by-State Tour of the USA (State Shapes) • Amazon $17.56 1 $17.56
The Liberty Bell (American Symbols) • Amazon $8.06 1 $8.06
Our American Flag (American Symbols) • Amazon $8.05 1 $8.05
Our 50 States • Amazon $15.92 1 $15.92
If America Were a Village: A Book about the People of the United States (CitizenKid) • Amazon $15.27 1 $15.27
HH974 - U.S. States & Capitals Match-Ups • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
HH974 - U.S. States & Capitals Match-Ups • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
DK Eyewitness Books: North American Indian • Amazon $13.23 1 $13.23
The United States of America: A State-by-State Guide • Amazon $6.53 1 $6.53
National Geographic Kids National Parks Guide U.S.A.: The Most Amazing Sights, Scenes, and Cool Activities from Coast to Coast! • Amazon $12.78 1 $12.78
The Everything American Government Book: From the Constitution to Present-Day Elections, All You Need to Understand Our Democratic System • Amazon $12.58 1 $12.58
Popular Playthings Magnetic Match Rings • Amazon $11.99 1 $11.99
Smead Hanging File Folders, Letter, 1/5 Cut Tab, Assorted Primary Colors, 25 Per Box (64059) • Amazon $11.69 1 $11.69
Don't Know Much About Geography: Revised and Updated Edition • Amazon $11.65 1 $11.65
Scrambled States • Amazon $10.87 1 $10.87
The Kids' Book of Weather Forecasting (Williamson Kids Can! Series) • Amazon $10.70 1 $10.70
The USA Jigsaw Puzzle • Amazon $10.63 1 $10.63
Who Pooped in the Park? Yellowstone National Park: Scat and Tracks for Kids • Amazon $9.84 1 $9.84
National Geographic Kids United States Atlas • Amazon $9.32 1 $9.32
Geography, Grade 4: Regions of the U.S.A. (Spectrum) • Amazon $8.96 1 $8.96
The Everything Kids' States Book: Wind Your Way Across Our Great Nation • Amazon $8.09 1 $8.09
The Statue of Liberty (American Symbols) • Amazon $8.06 1 $8.06
The Bald Eagle (American Symbols) • Amazon $8.05 1 $8.05
The U.S. Constitution (American Symbols) • Amazon $8.05 1 $8.05
The White House (American Symbols) • Amazon $8.05 1 $8.05
The Great Seal of the United States (American Symbols) • Amazon $8.05 1 $8.05
A Picture Book of Abraham Lincoln (Picture Book Biography) • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
America Is... • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
The Fourth of July Story • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
Don't Know Much About the 50 States • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
Where Do I Live? • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
A Picture Book of George Washington (Picture Book Biography) • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
North American Indians (Pictureback(R)) • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
The Great Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Glacier Activity Book. • Amazon $7.16 1 $7.16
D Is for Democracy: A Citizen's Alphabet (Sleeping Bear Alphabets) • Amazon $7.15 1 $7.15
Light: Shadows, Mirrors, and Rainbows (Amazing Science) • Amazon $7.15 1 $7.15
Sound: Loud, Soft, High, and Low (Amazing Science) • Amazon $7.15 1 $7.15
Heat (Energy in Action) • Amazon $7.05 1 $7.05
Light (Energy in Action) • Amazon $7.05 1 $7.05
Sound Waves (Energy in Action) • Amazon $6.35 1 $6.35
Smart About the Fifty States (Smart About History) • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Me on the Map (Dragonfly Books) • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Maps and Globes (Reading Rainbow Book) • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Presidents' Day • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Yellowstone National Parks (True Books : National Parks) • Amazon $6.26 1 $6.26
The Lincoln Memorial (American Symbols) • Amazon $6.26 1 $6.26
Petrified Forest National Park (True Books: National Parks) • Amazon $6.26 1 $6.26
The Washington Monument (Pull Ahead Books) • Amazon $6.25 1 $6.25
The Story of "the Star-Spangled Banner" • Amazon $6.25 1 $6.25
Mount Rushmore (Pull Ahead Books) • Amazon $5.95 1 $5.95
Grand Canyon National Park (True Books: National Parks) • Amazon $5.68 1 $5.68
Day Light, Night Light: Where Light Comes From (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) • Amazon $5.39 1 $5.39
What Makes a Magnet? (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) • Amazon $5.39 1 $5.39
The United States of America: A State-by-State Guide • Amazon $5.30 1 $5.30
Liberty's Kids - The Complete Series • Amazon $5.00 1 $5.00
American Presidents Coloring Book (Dover History Coloring Book) • Amazon $4.49 1 $4.49
National Parks Coloring Book (Dover Nature Coloring Book) • Amazon $4.49 1 $4.49
United States Coloring Book (Dover History Coloring Book) • Amazon $4.49 1 $4.49
All about Sound (Rookie Read-About Science) • Amazon $4.04 1 $4.04
What Magnets Can Do (Rookie Read-About Science) • Amazon $4.04 1 $4.04
All about Light (Rookie Read-About Science) • Amazon $4.04 1 $4.04
National Geographic Kids Ultimate U.S. Road Trip Atlas: Maps, Games, Activities, and More for Hours of Backseat Fun • Amazon $3.84 1 $3.84
F Is For Flag (Reading Railroad) • Amazon $3.70 1 $3.70
Historic American Landmarks (Dover History Coloring Book) • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
Exploration of North America Coloring Book (Dover History Coloring Book) • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
The Very First Americans (Reading Railroad) • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
JJ687 - Privacy Partition - Each • Lakeshore Learning Materials $2.99 5 $14.95
How the U.S. Government Works • Amazon $2.78 1 $2.78

Materials cost

$1,996.20

Vendor shipping charges

$15.64

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$29.94

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$2,071.78

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$365.61

Total project goal

$2,437.39

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$2,437.39

36 Donors

-$1,166.34

Donations toward project cost

-$1,001.89

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$164.45

Matching donations from our partners

-$1,258.69

Match offers toward project cost

-$1,069.89

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$188.80

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$12.35

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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