Friday, June 11, 2010

"Do Worms Have Eyes?"

Thank you, One Mom in Maine!!

Thanks to a recent Blog Giveaway, I'm so proud to have won a chance to visit and decide which classroom request to award a $25 gift certificate to.

It was very tough choosing! There are many worthy projects and in the end I clicked the Maine classroom requests and picked this one:

Classroom Photo

Do Worms Have Eyes?..... And Where Are Their Ears?

My Students

"A 5 year old's favorite word is "WHY?" Wondering is an integral part of their thinking! Exploring is an important part of our learning in kindergarten. They want to find answers to questions like "Do worms have eyes?" and "Where are their ears?".

I teach kindergarten at a school in Maine. Although located in an urban area, my school is adjacent to a large woodland tract. My students love to explore the woods and trails. It is on these trails, woods, and the natural areas of the playground that they develop curiosity and a relationship with nature."

My Project

"I want to provide hands-on authentic experiences that develop excitement and curiosity for science learning. Young children love to use science equipment and role-play being a scientist! Having big screen microscopes will meet those needs and also enable my students to develop inquiry and observation skills through real life experiences. Non-fiction literature helps to integrate areas of Literacy and Science and provide a springboard for inquiries.

For the past two years, I have focused on acquiring the science materials that my classroom needs that will enable students to better understand their relationship with nature. I have whittled away at my wish list bit by bit and have had to leave the most costly items for last. Once I obtain these items, my collection of science materials will be complete!

My students need 2 big screen microscopes, 2 big books, and 6 sets of Level B books. "

The class needs a little more to reach it's goal:
Project Cost Including Donation to Support $472.13
Partner Funding Offer -$236.06
Given -$25.00
To Go $211.07


SNW said...

Very cute, can't wait to see the thank you card-- kindergarten teachers are the sweetest.

Judy S. said...

Neat project. Great choice!

Micki said...

What a great choice you made!

Pen at OliverBoliver said...

Lovely choice. I can only imagine how excited the children will be at winning the prize! Don't they ask the cutest questions?!!
Pen x

prashant said...

Its Very cute,
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