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Mrs. McClendon from Shreveport LA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Capturing Louisiana's Culture Through the Eyes of a Scholar

My students need poster boards and basic accessories to help them creatively document their learning to make real world connections to our history.

  • $568 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Marian Wright Edelman once said "Education is improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it." This year I have the honor of having an all boys roster in Shreveport, Louisiana. My students are inquisitive individuals who are eager to learn how they can leave their imprint on today's society.

In this classroom we focus on building a safe learning environment that welcomes different views on real world issues.

My students are searching for knowledge and understanding on how Louisiana history can shape their future. Most of them have limited access to technology at home which makes giving homework in the form of project based learning difficult. With your help we can incorporate projects that will engage my students and help them make the necessary real world connections that could ignite change in the school and their communities. It is exciting to imagine what my students will be able to accomplish when given the tools they need to be successful.

My Project

The materials will be used to help students create poster boards on their ancestry and make real world connections to the state's history. Students will be required to conduct research and creatively make connections to the history and the influence that colonization had on their community's identity. The colored paper, staplers, pencils, and other supplies of the sort will be used by the students, so that they may creatively design their posters.

By donating to this project you will help unlock the minds of my students while allowing learning to extend beyond the walls of the classroom to create better academic results.

By creating poster board highlighting their ancestry and researching Louisiana's multicultural society my students will develop a deeper understanding of how Louisiana's history have impacted their lives. Completing this project will create the foundation for the course and will ignite curiosity in history while making the lessons relevant and insightful. Your support in making this project successful is greatly needed and would be appreciated by my students.

Mrs. McClendon
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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8 donors8 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 132 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
School Smart Railroad Board, 22 x 28 Inches, 6-Ply Thickness, White, Pack of 25 • Amazon Business $19.86 6 $119.16
Crayola 58-7858 Crayola 40 ct Broad Line Ultra-Clean Washable Markers Toy • Amazon Business $15.31 4 $61.24
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 30 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks • Amazon Business $10.00 4 $40.00
Neenah Paper Astrobrights Cardstock, 8.5" x 11", 65 lb/176 gsm,"Vintage" 5-Color Assortment, 250 Sheets, Multi-Colored (21003) • Amazon Business $12.64 3 $37.92
LimoStudio Photo Video Studio 10Ft Adjustable Muslin Background Backdrop Support System Stand, AGG1112 • Amazon Business $30.01 1 $30.01
Ticonderoga Wood-Cased Graphite Pencils, #2 HB Soft, Pre-Sharpened, Yellow, 30 Count (13830) • Amazon Business $5.97 5 $29.85
Fiskars 95017197 Children's Blunt Safety Scissors 12 Pack, 5 Inch, Colors Vary • Amazon Business $21.98 1 $21.98
Swingline Stapler, Optima 70, 70 Sheet Capacity, Reduced Effort, Silver (87875) • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
Sharpie 27145 Pocket Highlighters, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 12-Count • Amazon Business $4.78 4 $19.12
X-ACTO XLR Electric Pencil Sharpener • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
AmazonBasics Lightweight Mini Tripod • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98

Materials cost

$410.24

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$35.90

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.15

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$482.29

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$85.11

Total project goal

$567.40

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$567.40

6 Donors

-$433.58

Donations toward project cost

-$376.04

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$57.54

match offer

-$125.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$106.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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