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Ms. P. from Los Angeles CA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Essential Supplies for Biology and AP Biology Classrooms

The cost of a variety of classroom supplies, inluding markers, colored papaer and easel pads (from Quill Corporation, Carolina Biological Supply Company, Nasco, and Sargent Welch) is $1086, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $1,042 goal

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I am teaching Biology and AP Biology at Hollywood High School, which is a Title I school with 40% ESL students and 74% of students who qualify for a free lunch. With 170 students, it is sometimes difficult to provide the resources necessary to maximize student achievement. Some basic supplies would help me better support my students and invest them in the learning process. A priority in my classroom is to get instant feedback in order to be aware of any misconceptions that my students may have about a particular concept. Small individual white boards will establish a way to receive instant feedback from all of my students at the same time. Rather than having a few isolated students to respond in discussions, white boards will allow and require that each one of my students has a "voice" in the classroom. Post-It Easel Pads will allow an effective and efficient way for my students to present ideas,lab results, and biology concepts to each other. Presenting to each other on a frequent basis will help students master important science concepts more authentically rather than passively listening to lecture. In addition, students will be able to practice presenting in front of their peers, which is an extremely important skill to develop in high school. In addition, using colored paper is a simple way of scaffolding students in a variety of ways. While the school provides only white copy paper, there are numerous advantages to having colored paper. Colored paper will help with student organization, with instructional clarification, and with the general presentation of material. Lastly, our class is lacking some essential lab materials. A class-set of timers would be extremely valuable. My students would put more care into time-sensitive labs if they knew that data was collected under more controlled conditions. Furthermore, in preparation for dissections, specific dissection manuals are necessary to maximize learning during a three-week time commitment. My students and I are extremely grateful for any support in obtaining these essential supplies for our classroom.

Ms. P.
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 170 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
MR. SKETCH, SCENTED MARKER CLASS PACK, 192 EA, 12 COLORS -- Sanford Mr. Sketch Scented Water Color Markers; Jumbo School Pack • Quill Corporation $89.99 1 $89.99
WHITE BOARDS BOX/24 Catalog Page Number: 767 ES-91 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $79.95 2 $159.90
POST-IT EASEL PAD GRID, RULED -- 3M Post-it Self-Stick Easel Pads; Grid • Quill Corporation $46.79 2 $93.58
TIMERS STUDENT PK12 • Nasco $44.55 2 $89.10
POST-IT SELF-STICK TABLETOP EASEL PAD -- 3M Post-it Tabletop Self-Stick Easel Pads; White • Quill Corporation $22.94 5 $114.70
DOGFISH DISSECTION MANUAL Catalog Page Number: 339 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $14.95 1 $14.95
EXPO 2 DRY ERASE MARKERS-BLACK, CHISEL TIP -- Expo 2 Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers; Chisel Tip, Black • Quill Corporation $12.59 1 $12.59
EXPO 2 DRY ERASE MARKERS-BLUE, CHISEL TIP -- Expo 2 Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers; Chisel Tip, Blue • Quill Corporation $12.59 1 $12.59
GUIDE,DISSECT HEART, ST15 • Nasco $6.75 10 $67.50
BOOK - MAMMALIAN HEART DISSECT • Sargent Welch $6.40 1 $6.40
DISSECTION GUIDE - SQUID • Sargent Welch $6.40 5 $32.00
QUILL COLORED COPY PAPER-LGL SIZE,8-1/2 X 14,20 LB. -- Quill 20-lb. Colored Paper; Legal-Size, Canary • Quill Corporation $6.29 2 $12.58
QUILL COLORED COPY PAPER-LGL SIZE,8-1/2 X 14',20 LB. -- Quill 20-lb. Colored Paper; Legal-Size, Pink • Quill Corporation $6.29 2 $12.58
QUILL COLORED COPY PAPER-LGL SIZE,8-1/2 X 14,20 LB. -- Quill 20-lb. Colored Paper; Legal-Size, Blue • Quill Corporation $6.29 2 $12.58
QUILL COLORED COPY PAPER-LTR SIZE,8-1/2 X 11,20 LB. -- Quill 20-lb. Colored Paper; Letter-Size, Green • Quill Corporation $5.39 2 $10.78

Materials cost

$741.82

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$853.83

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$187.43

Total project goal

$1,041.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,041.26

8 Donors

-$993.34

Donations toward project cost

-$854.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$138.59

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$49.04

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$0.00

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