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Ms. Hani from Metairie LA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Ancient Civilizations!

Help me give my students modeling clay and paper and marker supplies to go back in time with the Aztecs, Mayans, & Incas!

  • $302 goal

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My Students

My kids are AMAZING! I teach at Marie Riviere, an elementary school in Jefferson Parish. Over 75% of our students come from low-income homes and over half of our students are English Language Learners. Our kids come from all over the world--Honduras, Guatemala, Romania, Pakistan-- just to name a few places! We try to provide opportunities that our students wouldn't normally have have, like going to Tulane University for STEM activities on Saturdays, going to Delgado for Biztown to have the experience of running and working in different businesses, creating and maintaining a sustainable garden, showcasing what they've learned for our Science Showcase, etc. I teach Science and Social Studies, so engagement is where it's at for these kiddos! We do many hands-on activities in SS, including creating ancient artifacts, timelines, maps, brochures, & more! We do all kinds of Science experiments & we've created a garden to grow our own food. I try my best to provide relevant, engaging experiences that will expose my kids to pursued opportunities that will impact their futures. My kids are amazing and deserve the best. Thank you for any donations!

My Project

The first thing we learn about in Social Studies is different ancient civilizations that lived long ago, including the Aztecs, Incas, and Mayans. My kids LOVE learning how these civilizations survived without the comfort of modern technology. (I think they really like the drama of it all....).

Throughout our units we create ancient artifacts from clay, timelines, maps, posters, brochures, and much more to make it relevant and engaging.

The modeling clay will be used to design and create an artifact that represents a civilization. My kids use the colored paper to create their brochures and the chart paper & markers are perfect for posters. Thank you for any donations; my kids will be so thankful!

Ms. Hani
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
RA442 - Nonhardening Modeling Clay Bucket • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 6 $59.94
Staples Stickies Easel Pads, 25" x 30", White, 30 Sheets/Pad, 2 Pads/Carton (23447) • Staples Advantage $35.54 1 $35.54
Sharpie FLIP CHART Water Based Markers, Bullet Point, Assorted, 8/Pack (22478) • Staples Advantage $5.77 4 $23.08
Sharpie Flip Chart Water Based Markers, Bullet Point, Assorted, 4/Pack (22474) • Staples Advantage $5.59 3 $16.77
Sharpie Permanent Markers, Chisel Point, Black, 12/Pack (S38201) • Staples Advantage $16.19 1 $16.19
Staples Brights Multipurpose Paper, 24 lbs, 8.5" x 11", Teal, 500/Ream (20100) • Staples Advantage $15.99 1 $15.99
Staples Brights Multipurpose Paper, 24 lbs, 8.5" x 11", Fuchsia, 500/Ream (20109) • Staples Advantage $13.99 1 $13.99
Staples Brights Multipurpose Paper, 24 lbs, 8.5" x 11", Blue, 500/Ream (20101) • Staples Advantage $9.98 1 $9.98
Sharpie Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Blue, 12/Pack (30003) • Staples Advantage $7.79 1 $7.79
Staples Pastel Multipurpose Paper, 20 lbs, 8.5" x 11", Salmon, 500/Ream (14783) • Staples Advantage $6.36 1 $6.36

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