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Ms. Tao from Oakland CA is requesting materials related to food, clothing & hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Basic Supplies to Kick Start the Second Semester!

Help me give my students basic supplies to make their education as fruitful as possible. Having having simple tools such as markers, pencils, zip ties, and twine, will enhance their education remarkably.

  • $321 goal

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My Students

My students are young scientists participating in a class that allows them to study their surroundings. As a new teacher, my AP environmental science and biology classes are ones that I am working to pack with as much project-based learning as possible. I believe that students who are able to engage these concepts hands-on will become more well rounded in their understandings of the whole discipline. My students are all a part of the school's Environmental Science Academy, which is a program that focuses on science in their surroundings. The AP Environmental Science class is the senior's capstone project. Part of the draw of this program is the number of opportunities it offers to engineer and design solutions for the future. They are enthusiastic builders, learners, and scientists.

My Project

Materials that I am requesting for my project will help my students not only engage in everyday work in the classroom but also projects such as our urban environmental engineering topic. I am introducing the concept of carbon sequestration to my 9th grade biologists and they will be challenged to create a green solution via urban gardening design and engineering. The twine, zip ties, and fertilized soil will be tools for them to build their solution They will be presenting their solutions to experts in the fields and evaluated for their practicality and application.

Otherwise, these simple supplies such as pencils, markers, and a broom, will also allow my classroom to be a more functional space for the kids to learn and grow.

The pocketed folders, file folders, filing boxes will be for them to stay organized with the work they complete in my class. The power strips and extension cords will be for the times I use my stereoscopes for stations around the classroom. The broom is for general tidiness to reinforce a comfortable learning environment for my kids!

Ms. Tao
Grades 9-12

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
GE House and Garden Extension Cord, 16AWG, Indoor / Outdoor, 40ft, Grounded, General Purpose, Great for Yard Work, UL Listed, Green, 55006 • Amazon Business $16.28 3 $48.84
EXPO Low Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted, 36 Count (Pack of 1) • Amazon Business $25.37 1 $25.37
Miracle-Gro Potting Mix, 16-Quart • Amazon Business $8.28 3 $24.84
AmazonBasics 6-Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip 2-Pack, 2-Foot Long Cord, 200 Joule - Black • Amazon Business $11.49 2 $22.98
Tenn Well 5mm Jute Twine, 100 Feet Braided Natural Jute Rope for Artworks and Crafts, Macrame Projects, Gardening Applications • Amazon Business $10.89 2 $21.78
AmazonBasics Hanging Organizer File Folders - Letter Size, Green, 25-Pack • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
SKKSTATIONERY Pre-sharpened pencils, Pencils Sharpened with eraser top, 2 HB pencil, 144/box. • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Storex Mini Crate, 9 x 7.75 x 6 Inches, School Teal, Case of 3 (61634U03C) • Amazon Business $12.47 1 $12.47
YS Industries Zip Ties Multi-Purpose Self Locking Nylon Cable Ties (100 Pcs) 8 Inch (White) • Amazon Business $5.49 2 $10.98
Quickie Stand and Store Stand & Store Lobby Broom and Dustpan Set (487), 1-Pack • Amazon Business $10.12 1 $10.12
AmazonBasics File Folders with Reinforced Tab - Letter Size (100 Pack) Manila • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

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