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Mrs. Castillo from Weimar TX is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bigger Than You and I...Magnify!

My students need real world science tools and books to learn and grow from our surroundings. We need microscopes, bug viewers and eye droppers to create experiments and observe their results.

  • $310 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Do you know what makes our school the best place in the world? Other than the rock star teachers and creative little learners, it's the community that surrounds us. It's our classroom community, our school community and our small little community where we all live and support each other. My students come to school excited to learn about and explore their world every day! Our school is the only elementary school in our small town, so we really are a tight-knit family. That means if they need something, we work for it. If they make a mistake, they learn and grow from it. And if we can make our learning more meaningful and fun, we do it! Our students come to school excited to learn about and explore their world every day! However, back in August, many of our students and staff were exposed to a world they've never seen. Our community slowly began to disappear under water. Hurricane Harvey impacted many of our lives, but wouldn't know the loss by my the kiddos bright and shining faces you see each day, or the perseverance they show, or the kindness and friendship they pour from their hearts.

My Project

My students need real world science tools to use in our science center which will enable them to create their own science investigations and experiments. They are very inquisitive and are filled with curiosity and I'd love to be able to make these resources available to them. They are always collecting rocks and other "mysterious" items from the playground (woodchips, leaves, flowers, and doodlebugs) and they put them in our classroom science center for everyone to share and observe. Often times our best lessons and writing opportunities stem from these findings, however, we could do even more if we had the tools to take our lessons to the next level!

Mrs. Castillo
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 60 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kaplan Classroom Science Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $169.96 1 $169.96
Science Exploration Book Set (Set of 7) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $48.41 1 $48.41
Magnetic Wands - Set of 6 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $11.01 1 $11.01

Materials cost

$229.38

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.44

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$262.82

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$46.38

Total project goal

$309.20

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$309.20

1 Donor

-$154.60

Donations toward project cost

-$131.41

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.19

match offer

-$154.60

Match offer toward project cost

-$131.41

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.19

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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