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Mrs. Ballenger from Cincinnati OH is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Wild about the Zoo Animals

Help me give my students books, puzzles and centers materials to gain the knowledge of zoo animals before we make our trip to the Cincinnati Zoo in May.

  • $158 goal

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My Students

This year the majority of my students are encountering their first time in a school setting. They are coming from a low-income area of Ohio. They need a lot of one-on-one help, as they are three to five years old, and some with learning disabilities.

My students are very energetic and eager to learn, and they have a lot of fun doing it!

With every lesson taught, the students are expanding their minds. I have many students that will be going on to kindergarten next year, and I plan to have them equipped with all the skills that they need to be successful in their academic career.

My Project

Every year, I take advantage of a learning grant that gives us free admission to the Cincinnati Zoo in down town Cincinnati.

With these materials, my students will learn about the zoo and zoo animals prior to the field trip to the Cincinnati Zoo.

I have moved into a new center, so my book collection is weak in the zoo animal section. With these books, I will be able to educate the students on what animals they will see when we make our trip to the zoo in May.

The other materials will also support zoo animal learning. I think the students will love the body mix and match toys and the measuring item.

Thank you so much for your interest in my project.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
TT264 - Measurement Fine Motor Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $21.99 1 $21.99
AR872 - Mix& Match Magnetic Wild Animals • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
If I Ran the Zoo • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
PP194 - Wild Animals Puzzle • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
Put Me in the Zoo • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
A Night at the Zoo • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
1, 2, 3 to the Zoo • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Dear Zoo A Lift-the-Flap Book • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Feeding Time at the Zoo • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Hello, Mommy Zooborns! • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
A Trip to the Zoo • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
Max Goes to the Zoo • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88

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