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Mrs. Clipper from Washington DC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Where Is the Universe? Let's Explore Space!

Help me give my students an opportunity to develop their imagination through play, while developing concepts related to the exploration of space, and the infinite possibilities of our universe, of which they are a part!

  • $589 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

The Head Start, Prekindergarten-3 students enrolled in my dual-language (English and Spanish) classroom each year, represent many languages, and countries. Most students are from South and Central America. Others represent Turkey, and Korea, to name a few.

While several students have an Individual Education Plan (IEP), still there are other students who have developmental delays.

Yet, they are all in the process of developing a self-esteem, that if cultivated properly, will propel them into the future with all kinds of positive opportunities awaiting them!

Consequently, it is imperative that my students receive plentiful opportunities to engage in rich experiences inside, and outside of the classroom. An emphasis is placed on the acquisition of English and Spanish-speaking skills. Opportunities to engage in learning experiences that enhance a positive self image, and self-esteem, are critical to the development of a young child. It is my goal to provide engaging activities for my young learners that promote an appreciation of, and positive sense of self!

My Project

These materials will make a difference in my Pre-K students' learning because they will motivate, provoke, and stimulate their imagination through play, and early literacy experiences.

One of my Pre-K students once asked "Where is the universe?" This question is profound, thoughtful, and presents the opportunity to create a learning environment where my young learners can literally explore so many possibilities in the arena of developing concepts in science.

Perhaps, after having learned about the universe through dramatic play, literature, and music - my early learners will be so inspired to propel themselves into the science of space exploration. ¿Dónde está el universo? ¡Exploremos el espacio!

Mrs. Clipper
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Melissa & Doug Astronaut Role-Play Costume Set (Pretend Play, Materials, Machine-Washable) • Amazon Business $24.99 2 $49.98
Aeromax Jr. NASA Rocket Scientist Lab Coat, White, Size 4/6 • Amazon Business $20.88 2 $41.76
Dress to Play Astronaut Pretend Costume; 2 Pc Dress up Set with Accessories • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
NARMAY Play Tent Space World Dome Tent for Kids Indoor / Outdoor Fun - 48 x 48 x 40 inch • Amazon Business $33.29 1 $33.29
Solar System Poster Science Banner 16 inches x 6 feet w/ Details | Classroom Decorations Vinyl Sign | Educational Reference, Space, Vibrant Colors, No Tearing | For Student, Teacher, Professor (Stats) • Amazon Business $27.95 1 $27.95
Hubble's Universe: Greatest Discoveries and Latest Images • Amazon Business $23.79 1 $23.79
Space: A Visual Encyclopedia • Amazon Business $19.05 1 $19.05
Fly Me to the Moon / Bossa Nova Pops • Amazon Business $18.98 1 $18.98
Space!: The Universe as You've Never Seen It Before (Knowledge Encyclopedias) • Amazon Business $18.97 1 $18.97
To the Moon and Back: My Apollo 11 Adventure • Amazon Business $18.80 1 $18.80
The Moon Book • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Smart Kids: Space: For Kids Who Really Love Space! • Amazon Business $8.28 2 $16.56
The Planets; (+ Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra) • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
The Apollo Missions for Kids: The People and Engineering Behind the Race to the Moon, with 21 Activities (For Kids series) • Amazon Business $12.78 1 $12.78
4M Solar System Planetarium • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
The Most Relaxing Classical Music in the Universe • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Space (National Geographic Little Kids First Big Books) • Amazon Business $10.00 1 $10.00
Moon: A Peek-Through Picture Book • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Teach My Preschooler The Solar System • Amazon Business $9.50 1 $9.50
On the Launch Pad: A Counting Book About Rockets (Know Your Numbers) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
There's No Place Like Space: All About Our Solar System (Cat in the Hat's Learning Library) • Amazon Business $5.00 1 $5.00
Roaring Rockets (Amazing Machines) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
My Little Golden Book About the First Moon Landing • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Pete the Cat: Out of This World • Amazon Business $4.49 1 $4.49
What's Out There?: A Book about Space (All Aboard Books) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

Materials cost

$437.73

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$26.26

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.57

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$500.56

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$88.33

Total project goal

$588.89

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$588.89

2 Donors

-$279.94

Donations toward project cost

-$257.44

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.50

match offer

-$286.02

Match offer toward project cost

-$243.12

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$42.90

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$22.93

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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