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Mr. Silva from Watsonville CA is requesting a class trip through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Exploring the Tech Museum

Help me give my students the opportunity to experience technology in The Silicon Valley. They need transportation to The Tech Museum of Innovation.

  • $633 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a teacher in a low-income/high poverty school district, my students are faced with challenges both in and out of the classroom. Despite the many challenges they face, I'm always looking to keep things simple and provide my students with creative and meaningful learning experiences.

My students are creative, clever, and very spontaneous.

They like to move, they love to read and they love lots of positive attention.

Many of my students are being raised in single-parent households and receive a free lunch based on their socioeconomic status. These circumstances may prevent them from getting ahead early in life and may not provide them with the life experiences many of us see as "typical." From the minute they walk in the door of my classroom, I focus on their academic potential and growth. I may not be able to control their home lives; however, I can certainly control their experience during the school day. By doing this in a creative and positive way, I am hopeful to inspire even our earliest learners to continue on a path of academic excellence.

My Project

My students will be exposed to different ways of thinking and creating different activities in the Tech Museum. All their participation in our field field trip will create a huge impact in our classroom by increasing our STEM awareness. Every student should have the opportunity to learn about creating a design regardless of the school they attend. It’s impossible for our school district to provide our students with hands on activities. It is even more difficult to receive STEM support for field trips.

STEM education helps to bridge the ethnic and gender gaps found in math and science fields.

The Tech Museum will teach us how to communicate with each other as we work with technology. It’s important for all students to learn how to work and communicate with each other since it’s required skills for many jobs. We can acquire team work skills for the future.

Mr. Silva
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 48 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Component Company Total
Activity PVUSD $500.00

Trip cost

$500.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.50

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$537.50

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$94.85

Total project goal

$632.35

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$632.35

3 Donors

-$432.95

Donations toward project cost

-$410.60

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.35

match offer

-$149.29

Match offer toward project cost

-$126.90

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.39

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$50.11

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$0.00

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