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Ms. Lee from Los Angeles CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Zoo Project

My students need nonfiction books, notebooks and craft materials including clay and beads.

  • $478 goal

This project expired on February 11, 2016.

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My Students

Our typical day of kindergarten is unlike any other. We are problem solvers ready to fix any situation that is at hand. Our students are excited to create a zoo in the middle of Downtown Los Angeles, so that people that live in the city can be transported to a different surrounding.

My students are a driven group of kindergarteners.

They are curious for more in every subject but especially in science. They are so easily fascinated, which encourages me to want to bring more to the classroom. Our school is a Title I school in Los Angeles that is driven by project-based learning as a core principle in our everyday teaching and learning.

My Project

My kindergarteners will be using the nonfiction readers to research. The notebooks will be to write about different animals in different habitats. The craft materials will be used to create models of different animals. Our end project will be using our research and creativity to create a class zoo, which we will present to the Mayor.

This donation will improve our classroom by bringing in something that the students can take ownership of.

They will have their research notebook like a real zoologist. Also, they will be collaborating with fellow kindergarteners to create a zoo.

Ms. Lee
Grades PreK-2
  • Metro Charter Elementary School
  • Los Angeles, CA
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mead Primary Composition Book • Staples Advantage $3.58 25 $89.50
Animals, Scholastic News Nonfiction Readers: Grades 1 - 2 - Box of 6 titles, 6 copies each title / - / Grades 1–2 • Scholastic Classroom Magazines $89.00 1 $89.00
Science Vocabulary Readers: Animal Groups • Kaplan Early Learning Company $59.46 1 $59.46
Crayola Llc - Crayola Air Dry Clay 25 Lb White Pk • Teachers' School Supply $46.44 1 $46.44
Zoo Animals and Babies Mini Set (Set of 24) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $20.36 1 $20.36
Manuscript Letter Beads • Kaplan Early Learning Company $14.41 1 $14.41
Wonderfoam(r) Shapes • Kaplan Early Learning Company $5.91 1 $5.91
100 Pack Pipe Cleaners • Kaplan Early Learning Company $1.69 1 $1.69

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