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Mrs. Hinokawa from Honokaa HI is requesting a class trip through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Dancing With the Dolphins!

Help me give my students the opportunity to travel to Hilton Waikoloa and swim with the dolphins at Dolphin Quest Hawaii!

  • $298 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have 22 students who come from different types of backgrounds, but almost all share the same love for learning. We are a kindergarten thru sixth grade school in Hawaii, and our vision is to provide a foundation in which each student's academic potential is developed in a nurturing environment.

A large percentage of our students receive free or reduced-price lunch, and school is the one place that some of them can feel safe and cared for.

We do our best to provide them with everything that they need; however, there are always ways to improve and maximize their success!

I teach in an amazing school with passionate teachers who only have one goal in mind. They want to educate our amazing students.

My students are funny, sassy, creative, smart, corny, and brilliant! As their teacher, it is my job to ensure that they are getting the proper education that they deserve and all the tools they need to be successful!

My Project

The most memorable school experiences often take place outside of school! I teach our students about the unique plants and animals that live here in Hawaii, our planet's most remote landmass, because these species will need humans to protect them, or they will vanish.

Ocean pollution and ocean health is near and dear to our hearts here in Hawaii, and one of the most inspiring symbols of the ocean is the dolphin, or naia, as we call it in Hawaii.

We will cover our science standards by learning about the internal and external structures in a dolphin that function to support survival, growth, behavior and reproduction. Then, this learning will become a memory to last a lifetime when the students are allowed to get into the water and interact with the dolphins! The program is offered by Dolphin Quest so they have established safety practices and a targeted lesson for my students.

Mrs. Hinokawa
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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11 donors11 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 22 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Component Company Total
Activity Dolphin Quest Hawaii $220.00

Trip cost

$220.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.30

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$253.30

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$44.70

Total project goal

$298.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$298.00

11 Donors

-$294.47

Donations toward project cost

-$253.30

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$41.17

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.53

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$0.00

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