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Mr. Durr from Joplin MO is requesting art supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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Help me give my students colored pencils, markers, dry erase markers, and pencils.

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My Students

Do you remember the first time you made an amazing discovery in science? I like to teach science using experiments and hands-on projects. One of the problems I'm running into is trying to point out scientific terms on small objects or trying to let everyone get a good look at a class experiment.

I teach 6th grade math and science in a middle school in Missouri.

Half of my students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch. My students love science class where they get to perform experiments and complete engineering tasks.

My Project

In my science classes, my students create interactive notebooks.

They use the notebooks to take notes, record lab experiments, and to create foldable activities about our current learning objectives.

Students draw pictures of their observations in these journals. Most of these pictures use colored pencils or markers to show an accurate drawing of the item they are observing. I would like to add more markers and colored pencils to our classroom. Right now, our supply of colored pencils and markers are dwindling, and students have to wait on others to finish before they can complete their observations. I'm also requesting pencils, because we go through a lot of pencils throughout the course of the year. Dry erase markers seem to run out quickly. I'm requesting some dry erase markers to use for writing assignments and showing how to solve problems on the white board.

Please help us add some of these basic school supplies to our classroom. Thank you!

Mr. Durr
Grades 6-8

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Colored Pencils Bulk, Shuttle Art 408 Pack Coloring Pencil Set Plus 20 Sharpeners, 12 Assorted Colors, Classpack School Supplies • Amazon Business $41.99 1 $41.99
Madisi Washable Markers, Super Tips Markers, Assorted Colors, Classroom Bulk Pack, 288 Count • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
ARTEZA #2 HB Wood Cased Graphite Pencils, Pack of 180, Bulk, Pre-Sharpened with Latex Free Erasers, Bulk pack, Smooth write for Exams, School, Office, Drawing and Sketching • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Crayola Take Note Dry Erase Markers, Black Chisel Tip Markers, Office & School Supplies, 12Count • Amazon Business $8.11 1 $8.11

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