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Mrs. Ott from Santa Rosa CA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Can We Be a Scientist Today?

My students need new magnet supplies, puzzles, safety goggles, and magnifiers to help support their curiosity and provide hands-on experiences.

  • $929 goal

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My Students

I have been teaching kindergarten at my school for 17 years. Every day, I am greeted by 22 wonderful, smiling faces. I feel lucky to have a job that I love. However, this year has been especially challenging. In October, our community was ripped apart by the Sonoma fires. Fortunately, none of my students lost their homes, but many had to evacuate for several weeks. School is the one place that they can come on a a daily basis and know that they are safe! My school population is very diverse and challenging, but I wouldn't have it any other way! We are a Title I School with 94% of our student population qualifying for free and reduced-priced lunch. Many of my students do not even come with a backpack or supplies. I usually spend a significant amount of my own money buying supplies for the entire year.

My Project

This year, my grade level has been incorporating new science and social studies unit into our classroom. My children are especially interested in science. I would love to be able to meet their needs and provide them with more science opportunities.

My goal is to set up a portable science cart that can be used inside and outside the classroom with different options and themes.The magnets and magnet supplies would be a great start to for children to explore the wonders of magnetism as they make magnets float in midair or see how magnetic poles work.

We spend a good amount of time in our school garden. I would love to bring the table top magnifiers out to the garden to let kids explore plants, insects, vegetables up close and personal. I cannot wait to hear the excitement in their voices as they shout, "Look at this!"

Mrs. Ott
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 22 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
HH877 - Store & Explore Science Cart • Lakeshore Learning Materials $299.99 1 $299.99
PP119 - Tabletop Magnification Station • Lakeshore Learning Materials $36.99 3 $110.97
FF368 - Life Science Picture Puzzles • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 1 $79.99
CE501 - Magnetic Field Wonder Window • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 2 $59.98
FS383 - Kid-Sized Safety Goggles - Set of 6 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 2 $49.98
GR242 - See It Grow Plant Lab • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
EE316 - Magnet Cars - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 2 $29.98
WD984 - Magnetic Wands - Set of 12 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99

Materials cost

$685.87

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$62.76

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.29

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$788.92

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$139.22

Total project goal

$928.14

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$928.14

1 Donor

-$618.76

Donations toward project cost

-$525.95

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$92.81

match offer

-$309.38

Match offer toward project cost

-$262.97

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$46.41

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$0.00

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