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Mrs. Rauschenberger from Saginaw MI is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Caution: Young Scientists at Work!

Help me give my students clay so they can design umbrellas that mimic the shape of a tree canopy so they can test which design will not blow over on a windy day.

  • $284 goal

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My Students

My students are curious young children who are amazed at the world around them. My students love coming to school to share stories about their lives, question what is happening around them, and learn something new. Since they come from low-income homes, this is often the first time they have experienced some of the things we are learning.

One hundred percent of our students receive free breakfast and lunch.

My school is a Title I school in which we strive to provide our students with what they need to be successful. Often, my students' families do not have the resources to provide school supplies, proper clothing for the changing seasons in Michigan, or extracurricular activities.

I know that my students need these things to feel successful, so I try my best to provide them with every tool that I can so that I can inspire them to be life-long learners.

My Project

Science is my class' favorite subject. They love exploring the world and relating what they know already to what they are going to learn next. To promote my students' love of science, I have adopted a new science curriculum that teaches them through visuals such as books, videos, and posters; scientific writing and hands-on experiments.

But, we are in need of materials to do the experiments.

In our Plant and Animal unit of study, students will use flexible straws to design a bird beak that is ideal for picking up food. In our Light and Sound unit, students will shine a flashlight on the tissue paper, colored cellophane, and aluminum foil to determine which one is transparent, opaque, and translucent. In our Spinning Sky unit about the solar system, we will use the plastic and paper cups to make our own constellations of stars.

My students will learn so much more from these units if they have the right materials to use for their experiments. The supplies in this project are enough to use for this year and for one to two years after that.

Mrs. Rauschenberger
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Crayola 57-4400 Model Magic Modeling Compound, 2-lb. Bucket, White, Four 8-oz. Pouches, Case of 2 Boxes • Amazon Business $52.68 1 $52.68
JPSOR 12 Rolls Multi-Purpose Masking Tape, 0.98 Inch by 60.1 Yard, Easy Peel and Tear • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Dixie Bathroom Cups, 3 oz 200 ea, Assorted designs - 2 Pack (400 Total) • Amazon Business $17.37 1 $17.37
Safet-T 12-Inch Rainbow Plastic Ruler for School Classroom, Home, or Office (Bulk Pack of 24) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
TashiBox 9 oz clear plastic cups - 200 count - Disposable cold drink party cups • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
POOF 60pc. Sidewalk Chalk • Amazon Business $12.00 1 $12.00
Tomnk 300PCS 10.3 Inch Disposable Color Drinking Straws Plastic Straws • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Pantryware Essentials DeliWaxPaper10-500 Deli Wax Paper, 10" x 10.75" (Pack of 500) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
ForPro Embossed Foil Sheets 900S, Aluminum Foil, Pop-Up Dispenser, for Hair Color Application and Highlighting, Food Safe, 9” W x 10.75” L, 500-Count • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Fiber Craft Tissue Paper Pack, Multi Colored • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
ChromaLabel 1/2 Inch Round Color-Coding Labels on Sheets | 5 Assorted Colors | 1,200/Variety Pack (Fluorescent) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Outus Cello Sheets Cellophane Wraps, 8 by 8 Inch, 8 Colors, 104 Pieces (8 Colors) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Crystalware Flexible Plastic Drinking Straws - White, Individually Wrapped, Food-Safe BPA Free, 380/Box – 7 ¾ Inches Long • Amazon Business $7.39 1 $7.39
Yexpress 400 Pieces 8 x 12mm Assorted Bright Color Mini Brads Round Paper Fasteners Brass Pastel Metal Brads for Scrapbooking Crafts DIY Paper (8 x 12mm) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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