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  • $485 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Kraften
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 5 donors
  • $0 still needed

Building a Great Foundation!

My students need a rock tumbler, crystals and stones, rocks & soils thematic unit and books to explore and learn about rocks and soils.

My Students

Do you remember rock collecting or digging in the dirt as a kid? Our Kindergarten standards have a large segment on rocks and soils and I'd like to make it come alive for our little learners.

Our 50 Kindergarteners are excited to come to school each day!

Our school is a public school in an urban area, so we have a very diverse group of children. They all love learning though, especially hands-on experiences and experiments. It is our goal to instill in them a feeling of joy and success as they start their school experiences.

My Project

Within this request are a items that will help provide scientific experiences about rocks and soils. Students will tumble rocks that they find, crack open geodes, test rocks for hardness, learn about rocks and soil through exciting books and compare different rock samples. Instead of just hearing about rocks, students will touch, change, compare, contrast, analyze, test and investigate.

Kindergarten is a magical year in which a student can learn at school is exciting and engaging or boring and flat.

Providing experiences that are rich and real-world can start our students on a path of discovery that will last their whole lives.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Lortone 3a Tumbler - 3lb Capacity - TUM-110.00 • Amazon $73.62 1 $73.62
Break Your Own Geodes - Set of 12 • Amazon $11.69 5 $58.45
Grit Pack for #130 or #140 • Amazon $24.97 2 $49.94
American Educational Classroom Collection of Rocks and Minerals • Amazon $39.02 1 $39.02
American Educational Mineral Test Kit with Minerals • Amazon $11.99 3 $35.97
Crystal Allies Materials: 3 Pounds (BEST VALUE) Bulk Rough Madagascar 12-Stone Mix: Amethyst, Labradorite, Septarian, Rose Quartz, Green Opal, Girasol Opal, Desert Jasper, Blue Apatite, Red Jasper, Petrified Wood, Yellow Jasper & Chrysocolla - Large 1" Natural Raw Stones & Fountain Rocks for Cabbing, Cutting, Lapidary, Tumbling & Polishing and Reiki Crystal Healing *Wholesale Lot* • Amazon $13.95 2 $27.90
Agate Light Table Slices (set of 12) • Amazon $14.75 1 $14.75
A Handful of Dirt • Amazon $12.66 1 $12.66
Rocks & Soil Thematic Unit (A Thematic Units Series) • Amazon $8.99 1 $8.99
Dirt: The Scoop on Soil (Amazing Science) • Amazon $7.15 1 $7.15
How to Dig a Hole to the Other Side of the World • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Learning about Rocks (Science Builders) • Amazon $6.26 1 $6.26
The Magic School Bus Inside the Earth (Magic School Bus) • Amazon $5.71 1 $5.71
Let's Go Rock Collecting (Let'S-Read-And-Find-Out Science. Stage 2) • Amazon $5.39 1 $5.39

Materials cost

$352.10

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$24.29

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.28

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$411.67

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$72.65

Total project goal

$484.32

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$484.32

4 Donors

-$397.17

Donations toward project cost

-$390.42

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$6.75

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$62.15

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 50 students.

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