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Mrs. Gracia from Houston TX is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Creating a Summer Splash After Hurricane Harvey!

My students need a water slide, a cotton candy machine, bubbles, and water balloons in order to create a fun and exciting water day at school!

  • $724 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

In a classroom full of three-year-olds, there is never a dull moment! My students are full of joy and energy. My classroom is in a Title 1 school, and all of the students in my class are labeled as Special Education students. As three-year-olds, this is the first time in school and away from their parents for most of my students.

As this is the first school experience for all of my students, I strive to make my classroom a place where they experience success, feel included, and have FUN!

This year the students in my classroom where greatly affected by Hurricane Harvey. Many lost their homes and were displaced, creating a great deal of stress in their lives. Despite these challenges, my students come to school each day eager to learn and grow.

My Project

One of the highlights of the school year for the students in my class is our end of the year field trip to the splash park. The students work hard all year in expectation of this trip, and the parents get excited as well. Unfortunately, due to how hard our area was hit by Hurricane Harvey this year and the losses that many of our families sustained, we will not be able to afford our trip this year.

We have decided this year that if we cannot go to a splash park with our students, we can bring the splash park to them so that they can enjoy a much earned day of fun in the sun!

Our students deserve to have a fun and exciting water day to celebrate their accomplishments over the year, and we plan to give them just that. The water slide that we’ve requested has a large slide for our bigger kiddos, and a smaller slide that is accessible to all of our students, even our friends who are in wheelchairs. The cotton candy machine will provide tasty treats for the students, and the variety of sugar flavors will allow them to practice their choice making skills. The water balloons will be used in a game with the students, promoting social interaction between our students, who sometimes struggle with this skill. We will also use bubbles as a reinforcer! We know that the students will have so much fun with this, and it’ll be just as great as going to the water park, if not better!

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bounceland Inflatable Cascade Water Slide with Pool • Amazon Business $406.88 1 $406.88
Instant Water Balloons - Color Vary (6 bunches - 200 Total Water Balloons) • Amazon Business $9.99 5 $49.95
Joyin Toy 12 Pack 14’’ Big Bubble Wand Assortment (1 Dozen) - Super Value Pack of Summer Toy Party Favor • Amazon Business $13.95 3 $41.85
The Candery Cotton Candy Floss Sugar 6lbs 96oz jars- 2 Pack Strawberry and Rasperry • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
Concession Express Cotton Candy Cones (400 Count) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Bubble Wand Assortment (50 Peices) Summer Fun Outdoors Activity • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Darice 1021-13 Miracle Bubbles Solution Refill, 64-Ounce Bottle Colors May Vary • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79

Materials cost

$576.44

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.65

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$615.09

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$108.55

Total project goal

$723.64

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$723.64

5 Donors

-$511.64

Donations toward project cost

-$434.89

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$76.75

Matching donations from our partners

-$212.00

Match offers toward project cost

-$180.20

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$31.80

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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