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Mrs. Osorio from Arleta CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

A Place to Inspire Innovators and Engineers

My students need 8 yoga balls, 12 dry erase peel and stick sheets, and a Post-it Dry erase whiteboard film to create an innovative STEM space in our classroom.

  • $584 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have 29 wonderful 5th-grade students, which include special education students, magnet students, English Language Learners, and intervention students. They are very enthusiastic about learning and are always eager to explore new things. They love coming to school every day, and always have a big smile on their faces, despite the socioeconomic hardships they endure in the community in which they live. They attend a school in California, in a low-income neighborhood. The school is both a regular and highly gifted/magnet institution. However, my students are part of the regular school and do not have access to the materials and enrichment activities that the magnet students have.

My Project

My students need a STEM space in the classroom where they can come together to solve real-life problems using science, technology, engineering, and math. We already have the technology part (Chromebooks) and tables. Now we just need the yoga balls to make it a fun and engaging center. The yoga balls will provide an alternative seating for those fidgety students who think better when they are in constant movement. When working in the STEM space, students will first discuss the problem. Then, they will use the self-adhesive sheets to plan how they would solve it. Next, they will use the self-adhesive whiteboard for the wall to work together and create a design or diagram demonstrating the process they will use. Lastly, students will confer as a group to discuss their solution to see if it is feasible.

The STEM space will be very beneficial for my students because this is where they can apply their critical thinking skills and let their imagination soar to become young innovators and engineers.

Who knows, we may have the next Nikolas Tesla or Sally Ryde emerge from this curious group of students.

Thank you in advance for your support. We will be forever grateful.

Mrs. Osorio
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Everase Re-Stic Dry Erase Self-Adhesive Peel & Stick Sheet, (12 x 18 in.) FREE Marker & Cloth | Premium Quality Removable Whiteboard Decal/Sticker | Walls, Doors, Desks, Refrigerators • Amazon Business $13.99 12 $167.88
Incline Fit Anti-Burst Exercise Ball, Base & Pump (55, 65, 75 cm) for Balance, Stability, Yoga, Pilates & Fitness; Swiss Ball Stand, Alternative to Office Desk Chair or Pregnancy Birthing Ball • Amazon Business $17.99 6 $107.94
Sivan Health and Fitness Balance Ball Adjustable Fit Chair with Pump, Black, Large • Amazon Business $75.99 1 $75.99
Post-it Dry Erase Whiteboard Film Surface for Walls, Doors, Tables, Chalkboards, Whiteboards, and More, Removable, Super Sticky, Stain-Proof, Easy Installation, 4 ft x 3 ft Roll (DEF4X3A) • Amazon Business $48.34 1 $48.34
Incline Fit Anti-Burst Exercise Ball, Base & Pump (55, 65, 75 cm) for Balance, Stability, Yoga, Pilates & Fitness; Swiss Ball Stand, Alternative to Office Desk Chair or Pregnancy Birthing Ball • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99

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