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Ms. S. Acosta from Los Angeles CA is requesting a class trip through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Space for Kids to Grow

My students need your generous donations to pay for transportation and admission for 60 students to Kidspace Children's Museum.

  • $955 goal

This project expired on May 4, 2012.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"Field trip!", teacher says. "Yay!", the students respond. This is usually the response I get when I announce that we're taking a trip. No matter what type of trip we are taking, be it to the park across the street or the museum that is 20 miles away, kids always love to hear these words.

I currently work in a Title I school a few minutes away from downtown Los Angeles where all kids qualify for free school lunch.

Although all of these students live in a city known for it's diverse cultures and museums, a great number of the kids in our classrooms seldom visit these places on their own time. A great number of our children are English Language Learners and although all kids vary in their levels of English acquisition, they all have one thing in common. They all love to EXPLORE.

My Project

At Kidspace Children's Museum our students will have an opportunity to "explore and investigate the natural world and express themselves in creative ways". The museum offers a variety of indoor and outdoor exhibits where children will get a chance to interact and make sense of their own learning through trial and error. It will expose many to a world that they do not know exists and give them another means to create their own learning. For all kids alike, it will provide them with a space where their learning will not be limited to a textbook or the confines of a classroom.

I hope that you will agree with me in that student learning should be balanced.

Although students can learn a lot in a structured environment where the teacher guides them, it is also necessary to allow students to make sense of their world through exploration. I feel that by providing our students with this opportunity we will achieve a balance and much more.

Ms. S. Acosta
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 60 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Component Company Total
Activity Kidspace Children's Museum $420.00
Transportation LAUSD Transportation Service Division $345.00

Trip cost

$765.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.48

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$811.48

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$143.20

Total project goal

$954.68

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$954.68

10 Donors

-$726.00

Donations toward project cost

-$620.10

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$105.90

Matching donations from our partners

-$225.15

Match offers toward project cost

-$191.38

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.77

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.53

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$0.00

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