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Mr. Tran from Houston TX is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Enthusiasm for Learning

Help me give my students materials that will assist in making learning engaging and fun.

  • $580 goal

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My Students

Our school's motto is "Children Come First." This means that we strive to meet our students needs academically, socially, physically, and mentally. This is especially important to students here because we are a Title I school where over 90 percent of the students receive free or reduced-price lunch. Several students at our school view school as an escape from their broken home and age-inappropriate responsibilities. At our school, students can finally just be children. I believe it to be my job to transform escape into opportunity. I want my student to view education as their ticket out of poverty.

I serve 3 blocks of 23 students which is 69 students daily.

The majority of my students are English Language Learners. The population of my class consists of a majority Hispanic, followed by African American, and with a sprinkle of Asian American. I try to meet the needs of all my students by differentiating my lessons to include visuals, movement, and audio. All my students learn differently so it is imperative to me that build relationships with my students so decrease misbehavior and incorporate their interests in my lessons.

My Project

My goal as an educator is to make sure my students come to school excited to learn and grow. For the 1 school year that I have my students, I want to instill the enthusiasm for learning that will stay with them for their whole life. This is why I have requested games, party activities, etc. I like to incorporate games and relay races with my lessons to make learning active and still effective. These materials will help aid my students to be successful academically and hopefully leave an impact on their lives and the feeling of happiness and fun is associated with learning.

Science has a lot of unfamiliar and new vocabulary so I would use charades, Pictionary, guess who, and the playing cards to review vocabulary.

I would incorporate vocabulary words with these familiar games to help with comprehension and practice using unfamiliar words. For example, pictures of vocabulary words will be used for the guess who game since science is a very visual subject. Additionally, I would use the gamie bucket, ping pong ball, carnival combo, beach ball, and the washer toss to create a relay race where students would work with a team to answer task card and complete different activities on the way. This combines academics and action-based learning and it is proven that students learn better when they are active and moving around.

Mr. Tran
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera Smokey White w/ Fujifilm 120 Film Pack • Amazon Business $128.99 1 $128.99
Post-It Super Sticky Easel Pad, 25 x 30 Inches, 30 Sheets/Pad, 4 Pads, Large White Premium Self Stick Flip Chart Paper, Super Sticking Power (559-4) • Amazon Business $69.95 1 $69.95
Triumph 2-in-1 Three-Hole Bags and Washer Toss Combo with Two Game Platforms Featuring On-Board Scoring, Six Square Toss Bags, and Six Washers • Amazon Business $28.59 1 $28.59
Prextex 3 in 1 Carnival Combo Set Cornhole Bean Bags Ring Toss Game and Plastic Cone Set 26 Piece Set • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Energizer AAA Batteries (48 Count), Triple A Max Alkaline Battery – Packaging May Vary • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Gamie Bucket Ping Pong Ball Game Includes 9 Metal Buckets, 12 Balls, and 1 Number Sticker Sheet | Fun Party Activity for Kids and Adults/ Great Gift Idea for Kids • Amazon Business $18.97 1 $18.97
Energizer AA Batteries (48Count), Double A Max Alkaline Battery – Packaging May Vary • Amazon Business $18.95 1 $18.95
Photo Clip String Lights 17Ft - 50 LED Fairy String Lights with 50 Clear Clips for Hanging Pictures, Photo String Lights with Clips - Perfect Dorm Bedroom Wall Decor Wedding Decorations • Amazon Business $8.91 2 $17.82
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 10-Pack Case of Colors, Non-Toxic, Assorted Colors, 2-Ounce Cans, Ages 2 and up, (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Pictionary Board Game • Amazon Business $14.58 1 $14.58
Mountain Falls Advanced Hand Sanitizer with Vitamin E, Original Scent, Pump Bottle, 67.59 Fluid Ounce (Pack of 2) • Amazon Business $13.96 1 $13.96
Operation (EA) • Amazon Business $13.44 1 $13.44
Charades for Kids - An Imaginative Classic Party Game for Young Children - Features 50 Cards With 300 Charades (Ages 8+) • Amazon Business $11.85 1 $11.85
5 Second Rule Junior • Amazon Business $11.43 1 $11.43
Hasbro Guess Who? Classic Game • Amazon Business $9.97 1 $9.97
Kangaroo 12" Rainbow Beach Balls (12 Pack); Inflatable 12pc Beach Ball Pool Toys • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
XREXS Digital Kitchen Timer Magnetic Countdown Up Cooking Timer Clock with Magnet Back and Clip, Loud Alarm, Large Display Minutes and Seconds Directly Input-White (2 Battery Included) • Amazon Business $9.50 1 $9.50
Mattel UNO Original Playing Card Game • Amazon Business $8.96 1 $8.96
Bicycle Playing Cards - Poker Size - 2 Pack • Amazon Business $3.89 1 $3.89

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