Kamishibai, 3D learning journals, and safety goggles

PROJECT #1

projects Kamishibai storytelling

Resources: Help me give my students a class set of books, and school supplies.

Economic needs: On Equity Focus School; nearly all students from low‑income households.

Location: Salem Middle School, Lithonia, Georgia

Total: $497.08 (2x matching fund)

Still Needed: $497.08 ($249 from us)

Deadline: July 31, 2022

Project description by Ms Walker:

I am planning to teach my students about a story-telling art called Kamishibai. We will utilize the book “THe Boy WHo Harnessed the Wind”. This will be a fun way to combine literacy and science considering that we are on the weather and climate unit.

Kamishibai is a form of storytelling from Japan.

Students will be grouped into 6 and the book will be broken down into 6 parts. Each student will have a written script. At the end of the story, they will speak all their parts again. thanks

Donations of ANY size can make a BIG difference!

belinda ridgewood ended up posting 4 projects last week because the first 3 were completed so quickly! This one has a triple match, so we should be able to help push it across the finish line before the deadline in late August.

PROJECT #2

projects Tech Savvy in Pre-K Land

Resources: Help me give my students science and reading hands on activities in a 21st century world using Alive 3D style.

Economic needs: On Equity Focus School; nearly all students from low‑income households.

Location: AG Hilliard Elementary School, Houston, Texas

Total: $684.84 (3x matching fund)

Still Needed: $279.84 ($94 from us)

Deadline: August 29, 2022

Project description by Ms. Searles:

Reading can be fun and exciting to learn for little learners but what better way than to bring a 3D learning style to a classroom.

3D animals that pop on the screen will create learners of reading, writing and science, while teaching the young learners to use technology for learning not just entertainment.

This interactive learning tool will allow my students to take pictures, practice letters and sounds and create online journals to support reading by scanning a bar code. What better way to start a journey of learning than using tools that adults use everyday. Please help my young learners to use technology to grow their learning.

Donations of ANY size can make a BIG difference!

Finally, here’s our long-term project. Almost half of the requested funds will purchase safety goggles for a science classroom that doesn’t have any (aaagh!), and the remaining funds will purchase things like earth science books and an earth model.

PROJECT #3

projects Just a Few Scientists, with No Resources…Safety First?…Oh Boy

Resources: Help me give my students the necessary safety equipment and resources needed in a lab, to increase student productivity and generate higher-order thinking daily in the classroom.

Economic needs: On Equity Focus School; nearly all students from low‑income households.

Location: Mundy’s Mill Middle School, Jonesboro, Georgia

Total: $412.12

Still Needed: $412.12

Project description by Ms. Monday:

With year one almost coming to an end and next year on the horizon. I would like to provide my students with the most accelerated, STEAM-focused, mind-stimulating version of my earth science curriculum. I have realized within my first year of teaching, I lack tons of necessary safety materials and resources. How can we conduct labs? With NO safety goggles! Some requested materials and resources are basic and others related to earth science.

The purpose of this project will give me the resources needed to provide daily stimulating instruction and meet the needs of all my Kinesthetic, Visual, and Auditory learners.

Donations of ANY size can make a BIG difference!

DonorsChoose has developed the designation Equity Focus Schools to describe some Schools that submit projects. They meet two criteria: at least 50% of students are Black, Latinx, Native American, Pacific Islander, or multiracial, and at least 50% of students qualify for free or reduced price lunch, the standard measure for school economic need. You can read more at the link about their efforts to address the longstanding inequity in education.

Founded in 2009, The Inoculation Project Combats the anti-science, anti-education push in conservative America by funding science, math, and literacy projects in red-state public school classrooms and libraries. Our conduit is DonorsChoose, a crowdfunding charity founded in 2000 and highly rated by both Charity Navigator and the Better Business Bureau.

Every Sundaywe focus on helping to fund projects in neighborhood public Schools where the overwhelming majority of students come from low-income households. We welcome everyone who supports public school education — no money is required!

Finally, here’s our list of successfully funded projects — our series total is 985! The success-list diary also contains links and additional information about DonorsChoose.

Starfish on beach with caption: It made a difference to that one.

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