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  • $1,226 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Berns
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households
  • 1 donor
  • $0 still needed

Energizing Students

Help me give my students snacks and new furniture to help make school more enjoyable.

My Students

I have 28 awesome students who vary tremendously in their abilities and interests. I try to present the fifth grade core content in a way that gets them excited to learn while allowing them to be confident and successful. My students love learning when they are able to have hands-on experiences to discover the reasons behind phenomena they see in the world around them.

My students are enthusiastic to learn despite the many challenges they face.

The school I teach at is located in a low income area. With little funding, it is extremely difficult to provide the exciting and challenging opportunities that my students need to improve.

My Project

Getting some flexible seating options and bouncy bands will help create an environment that helps all of my students feel comfortable as they learn. The students can use the cushions or bouncy bands to help improve their concentration as they sit at their desks.

Students always love snacks and I will use the snacks to enhance their learning.

As we learn about adjectives, I will pop popcorn for them to describe. Later this year, we will write a persuasive paper about whether or not students should have snacks. I would like to make this essay more engaging by providing some snacks to my students. Not all of my students would be able to bring in snacks from home.

Technology is also very engaging for students. The charging station would help organize the kindles that we already have. My students would also love the addition of some Ollies to our classroom. I want to expose my students to coding while they are still in elementary school. In fifth grade, we learn about states and capitals. One way to get them interested is by sending postcards to each of the 49 other states and receiving postcards back, which we will be able to do with the help of the postcards and stamps. My student look forward to getting postcards throughout the year.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bouncy Bands for Desks (Black) • Amazon Business $13.46 10 $134.60
Sphero Ollie Darkside App-Controlled Robot • Amazon Business $59.85 2 $119.70
Ollie for Android and iOS App Controlled Robot - Cyber Green Ultra Tires - Exclusive Edition Ollie • Amazon Business $69.99 1 $69.99
Insignia NS-MW09SS8 - microwave oven - freestanding - stainless • Best Buy Education $60.11 1 $60.11
iKits 11.2A 56W 8-Port USB Charging Station Dock, Multi Device Desktop Charger with Stand 4 Port Fast Charging+4 Port 5V 1A,with Smart IC Technology Compatible with iPhoneX/8/6S, iPad Pro & More Black • Amazon Business $29.99 2 $59.98
USPS Forever US Flag Postage Stamps, Roll of 100 (2017 or 2018 version) • Amazon Business $56.83 1 $56.83
Assorted Candy Party Mix, Appx. 8 LB Bulk: Fire Balls, Airheads, Jawbusters, Laffy Taffys, Tootsie Rolls and Much More of Your Favorite Candy! • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Lime, Junior (52cm) • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Blue, 52cm • Amazon Business $19.98 2 $39.96
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5” x 11”, 24 lb/89 gsm, “Brights” 5-Color Assortment, 500 Sheets (99608) • Amazon Business $15.99 2 $31.98
Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches, 8.9 x 11.4 -Inches, 3 mil thick, 100-Pack (TP3854-100) • Amazon Business $10.45 3 $31.35
Sabrent 60 Watt (12 Amp) 10-Port [UL Certified] Family-Sized Desktop USB Rapid Charger. Smart USB Ports with Auto Detect Technology [Black] (AX-TPCS) • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
AppleRound Air Stability Wobble Cushion, Blue, 35cm/14in Diameter, Balance Disc, Pump Included • Amazon Business $14.92 2 $29.84
Starburst Fruit Chews Variety Pack, 2.07 ounce (34 Single Packs) • Amazon Business $28.76 1 $28.76
Pop Secret Popcorn, Movie Theater Butter, 3 Ounce Microwave Bags, 30 Count • Amazon Business $12.16 2 $24.32
(Set of 10) Natural Latex Stretch Foot Bands Bouncy Chair Fidget Bands,Workout ADHD ADD SPD Autism Sensory Needs & Stretch Foot Band for Chairs by,Rehab or Physical Therapy • Amazon Business $20.66 1 $20.66
(Set of 10) Natural Latex Stretch Foot Bands Bouncy Chair Fidget Bands,Workout ADHD ADD SPD Autism Sensory Needs & Stretch Foot Band for Chairs by,Rehab or Physical Therapy • Amazon Business $20.66 1 $20.66
AmazonBasics AAA Performance Alkaline Batteries (36 Count) • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Kids Lap Desk Tray, Portable Activity Table, Green • Amazon Business $18.56 1 $18.56
HERSHEY'S Chocolate Candy Bar Variety Pack (Hershey's, Reese's, Kit Kat) 30 Count • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
M&M'S Variety Pack Chocolate Candy Singles Size 30.58-Ounce 18-Count Box • Amazon Business $16.00 1 $16.00
Frito-Lay Classic Mix Variety Pack, 35 Count • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
Sunchips Multigrain Chips Variety Pack, 40 Count • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
Paper Mate Flair Felt Tip Pens, Medium Point (0.7mm), Assorted Colors, 16 Count • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Pepperidge Farm, Goldfish, Crackers, Classic Mix, 29 oz, Variety Pack, Box, Snack Packs, Pack Of 30 • Amazon Business $10.21 1 $10.21
TSA Luggage Locks with 4 Digit Combination – Heavy Duty Set Your Own Padlocks for Travel, Baggage, Suitcases & Backpacks - Blue • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
HDMI to VGA, Moread Gold-Plated HDMI to VGA Adapter (Male to Female) for Computer, Desktop, Laptop, PC, Monitor, Projector, HDTV, Chromebook, Raspberry Pi, Roku, Xbox and More - Black • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
50 Blank Mailable 4"x6" Heavy Duty 14PT Postcards with Mailing Side • Amazon Business $7.94 1 $7.94
ArtVerse 100-Piece Tissue Paper Pack – Premium Quality Tissue Paper for Gift Wrapping, Paper Crafts, Packing and More, 20”x26” (Assorted Colors) • Amazon Business $6.02 1 $6.02
Mott's Medleys Fruit Snacks, Assorted Fruit Gluten Free Snacks, Family Size, 40 Pouches, 0.8 oz Each • Amazon Business $5.88 1 $5.88

Materials cost

$996.71

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$14.95

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,041.66

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$183.82

Total project goal

$1,225.48

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,225.48

1 Donor

-$1,225.48

Donations toward project cost

-$1,041.66

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$183.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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This project will reach 31 students.

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