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Mr. Gilham from Stockton CA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Awaken the Force - Setting Up Mr. Gilham's Classroom!

My students need inspiration and resources that will stimulate their minds.

  • $908 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The students in my class come from diverse backgrounds. Many do not have as good of a background as I had. When I was in third grade, I didn't have to worry about whether I would be sleeping on a bed or the floor, or where my next meal would come from. It is my goal to provide my students with as good of an education as I had.

However, as a first-year teacher, I do not have enough resources to fulfill my goal.

I'm lucky to have friends and family who are happy to help me set up my class, but without classroom materials, I won't be able to make the most of this help. With your help, I will be able to accomplish my goal and make my students' third grade year the best it can be!

My Project

The materials in this project will help me fulfill my goal of giving my students the education they need. As a beginning teacher, I don't have many teaching resources. Resources such as a rolling cart and label maker will help us organize materials, which will allow me to do even more for and with my students.

The students in my class deserve the best educational materials, from interesting books and inspiring posters to art supplies.

A 3D printer will not only allow my students to make interactive art projects, but will also allow them to make miniature planets to supplement part of our science curriculum, which deals with the planets and solar system. Also, a paper cutter will help my students make more creative art projects. A voice amplifier will more easily facilitate outdoor activities, such as extra PE, since students will be able to hear me more easily.

If you would kindly consider helping me to help my students, they would be so grateful.

Mr. Gilham
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

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
da Vinci Mini Wireless 3D Printer-6"x6"x6" Built Volume (Includes: $14 300g PLA Filament, 49 Steam 3D Design Tutorial eGift Card – Must Register Product, 10 Maintenance Tools, XYZmaker Cad Software) • Amazon Business $199.95 1 $199.95
Swingline Paper Trimmer/Cutter, Guillotine, ClassicCut Ingento, 18" Cut Length, 15 Sheets Capacity (1152) • Amazon Business $108.30 1 $108.30
DYMO LabelManager 420P High Performance Rechargeable Portable Label Maker with PC or Mac connection (1768815) • Amazon Business $86.99 1 $86.99
Large Art Caddy - 4 PK • Teachers' School Supply $25.14 3 $75.42
ECR4Kids MemoryStor Universal Rolling Cart and Organizer Bag Set, Black • Amazon Business $48.79 1 $48.79
[Upgrade] Acekool Portable Wireless Voice Amplifier & Microphone with Waistband,One-touch Connect, MP3 Player/ U Disk/ TF, 1800mAh Rechargeable Battery for Teachers, Speakers, Coaches and More • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
16 LAMINATED Inspirational Classroom Posters - Chalkboard Motivational Quotes for Students - Teacher Classroom Decorations 13 x 19 (LAM) 002 • Amazon Business $39.95 1 $39.95
What's Weird on Earth • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
The Dangerous Book for Boys • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Farm Anatomy: The Curious Parts and Pieces of Country Life (Julia Rothman) • Amazon Business $11.52 1 $11.52
What Do You Do With a Problem? • Amazon Business $11.00 1 $11.00
The Daring Book for Girls • Amazon Business $10.86 1 $10.86

Materials cost

$662.35

Vendor shipping charges

$8.30

State sales tax

$60.61

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.94

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$771.20

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$136.09

Total project goal

$907.29

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$907.29

8 Donors

-$757.29

Donations toward project cost

-$643.70

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$113.59

match offer

-$150.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$127.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.50

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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