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Ms. Roodenburg from Jersey City NJ is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Exploration Begins Here...Full STEAM Ahead (Part 2)

Help me give my students wooden blocks, rubber bands, and other items they need to complete a variety of STEAM activities throughout the school year.

  • $402 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I love watching how excited my students get when they enter my science class. The excitement exhibited is unlike anything I have experienced in the past. I am teaching 4th grade science for the first time...and have been introducing a variety of STEAM activities into the classroom.

I take such delight when I have students come up to me and say, "You're my favorite teacher!" or "Your class is my favorite!"

I enjoy watching them work together to try to work out complex problems and then, at the end of the period, request to come for their recess because they had a final thought as they were getting ready to leave for their next class.

My classes range from ESL to Gifted and Talented...and everything in between. Yet they somehow manage to come together and work to come up with some of the most creative ideas...that I never would have imagined myself.

My Project

These items will allow my students to complete a wide variety of STEAM activities throughout the 2019-2020 school year. They will study topics ranging from Rock Cycle & Earth's Surface to Human Body to Different Forms of Energy and how they work.

It will include activities from Science Exploration to Engineering, and help foster problem-solving skills.

It will allow them to learn to test, and retest ideas...in order to find innovative ways to solve challenges.

My students deserve the opportunity to learn to work together to face and overcome challenges. This will help build both confidence and real world skills that will help them succeed.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Duck Brand Insulating Foam Pipe Covers, 0.75-Inch by 3-Feet, Pack of 4 Sticks, 1285241 • Amazon Business $11.80 5 $59.00
Wooden Blocks, 5 Pounds of Premium Hardwood in Assorted Sizes, Natural • Amazon Business $22.95 2 $45.90
DIYMAG Super Strong Neodymium Fishing Magnets, 75 lbs(35 KG) Pulling Force Rare Earth Magnet with Countersunk Hole Eyebolt Diameter 1.26 inch(32 mm) for Retrieving in River and Magnetic Fishing - 6 P • Amazon Business $14.99 3 $44.97
Round Hot & Cold Packs (6 Pack) - Heat or Ice Therapy - Small Flexible Reusable Gel Beads with Cloth Fabric Backing - Great for: Wisdom Teeth, Breastfeeding, Tired Eyes, Face, Headaches, Sinus Relief • Amazon Business $14.95 2 $29.90
eBoot 28 Pack Clear 180 Degree Plastic Protractors for Angle Measurement, 10 cm • Amazon Business $11.45 2 $22.90
Domino Sugar Cubes - 1 lb (Pack of 3) • Amazon Business $12.50 1 $12.50
Double 9 Color Dot Dominoes in Collectors Tin (styles will vary) • Amazon Business $6.00 2 $12.00
20 Genuine Loopacell CR2032 3v Lithium 2032 Coin Batteries Freshly Packed by Loopacell • Amazon Business $5.90 2 $11.80
Antimo Caputo "00" Chef's Flour 2.2 Pound Bag Pack of 2 • Amazon Business $11.65 1 $11.65
Alliance Rubber 66165 Advantage Rubber Bands Size #16, 1 lb Box Contains Approx. 1800 Bands (2 1/2" x 1/16", Green) • Amazon Business $10.23 1 $10.23
Alliance Rubber 96625 Advantage Rubber Bands Size #62, 1 lb Box Contains Approx. 450 Bands (2 1/2" x 1/4", Red) • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Prep Solutions by Progressive Flour Keeper with Built in Leveler, 3.8 Quart Capacity • Amazon Business $8.09 1 $8.09
Clipco Binder Clips Mini 3/4-Inch Black (144-Pack) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
CHANZON H&PC-59042 100pcs (10 colors x 10pcs) 5mm Light Emitting Diode LED Lamp Assorted Kit for Arduino Warm White Red Yellow Green Blue Orange UV Pink Lights • Amazon Business $7.85 1 $7.85
ACCO Brands 72385 Nonskid Economy Paper Clips, Steel Wire, No. 1, Silver, 100/Box, 10 Boxes/Pack (ACC72385) • Amazon Business $6.73 1 $6.73
Avery File Folder Labels, Laser and Inkjet Printers, 1/3 Cut, White, Pack of 252 (05202) • Amazon Business $2.77 2 $5.54

Materials cost

$306.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.60

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$341.59

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$60.28

Total project goal

$401.87

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$401.87

2 Donors

-$201.87

Donations toward project cost

-$171.59

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.28

match offer

-$200.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$170.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.00

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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