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Mrs. Tatum from Anaheim CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Engaging the Mind and the Soul

Help me give my students Ozobots, Breakout EDU supplies, and stools to help keep my students engaged in their learning and to make learning fun.

  • $508 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a teacher in North Orange County in a low income area. Currently, I'm working with an amazing group of students who unfortunately face daily home-life challenges. Nearly 85% of our students receive free or reduced breakfast/lunch. English is a second language for 74% of the students in our district. Some of our students are classified as homeless and some of my students are without mother/father figures in their lives.

With the challenges that my students face, they all deserve to walk into our classroom and feel safe, loved, and empowered.

I have a highly motivated group of scholars this year and I am determined to give them all the resources and opportunities possible to help them be successful this year and in the future.

My Project

This project is focused on keeping my students engaged during lessons. My group of scholars are a very active group and love to talk... what better way to engage them than collaborate with each other with fun and interactive activities. Since we are a STEAM school, having Ozobots in the classroom will be a great way to tie content area with technology. I also plan on using the boxes and assortment of locks and lights to create Breakout EDU boxes. Breakout EDU are tasks that the students need to collaborate to figure out the right "codes" to open the box. I plan to use the Breakout EDU boxes as an end of unit tool to see if my students are ready for their assessments. The stools will be added seating choice in my small group table in the back of the classroom. Having a different type of seating arrangement will help keep my students engaged during our small group instruction.

Engagement is so important in education; I want all my students to feel involved in their learning.

By getting this project funded, it will allow me to engage my students in different types of learning.

Mrs. Tatum
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 28 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ozobot Bit Coding Robot (Blue) • Amazon Business $47.30 4 $189.20
Norwood Commercial Furniture NOR-STOOLBS-SO Plastic Stack Stool, 17 3/4" Height, 11 3/4" Width, 11 3/4" Length, Black with Silver Legs (Pack of 5) • Amazon Business $53.77 1 $53.77
Metal Lock Box with Folding Handle and Stackable Design- Durable Portable Locking Storage to Secure Valuables, Cash, Jewelry, Knives, More by Stalwart • Amazon Business $13.82 2 $27.64
Master Lock Padlock, Set Your Own Speed Dial Combination Lock, 2-1/8 in. Wide, White/Pink, 1500iDPNK • Amazon Business $13.39 2 $26.78
Wordlock PL-004-BK 5-Dial Combination Padlock, Black • Amazon Business $8.56 2 $17.12
Master Lock 140D 2 Pack 1-9/16in. Wide Solid Brass Body Padlock • Amazon Business $12.80 1 $12.80
Puroma 2 Pack Combination Lock 4 Digit Padlock for School Gym Sports Locker, Fence, Toolbox, Case, Hasp Storage, Black • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Morpilot 2 Pcs UV Handheld Flashlight 12 Led 395nm Ultraviolet Blacklight Pet Dog Cat Stain Urine Detector Light Torch, Find Stains on Carpet, Rugs, Clothes or bed, Catch Scorpion, Hotel Inspection • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Master Lock Lockout Tagout Hasp, Vinyl Coated Steel Hasp, 1-1/2 in Jaw Clearance, 421 • Amazon Business $4.54 2 $9.08
Set of 3 Invisible UV Blacklight Ink Marker Blue Red Yellow • Amazon Business $6.25 1 $6.25

Materials cost

$362.62

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$33.18

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.44

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$431.24

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$76.10

Total project goal

$507.34

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$507.34

4 Donors

-$472.49

Donations toward project cost

-$431.24

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$41.25

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$34.85

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$0.00

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