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Mrs. Ussery from Zolfo Springs FL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Finding the C.L.U.E.S. (Classroom Lessons Using Educational Senses)

Help me give my students supplies such as paper, laminating pouches, and STEAM kits, needed to complete our S.T.E.A.M. (Science Technology Engineering Art Mathematics) projects.

  • $220 goal

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My Students

Our elementary school is located in a small, rural community. We have one High School, one Junior High, and fiv elementary schools. Our school community is 84% Hispanic and 90% Free/Reduced-Price Breakfast and Lunch.

Since I teach first grade, we are the ones that lay the foundation for our students to be successful in the following grades.

In first grade, they are like sponges; they want to absorb all the information they can. They love learning new things in all subjects.

It is my goal and job to give them access to the world within the walls of our classroom. We do this through group projects, S.T.E.M. Fridays, computer based programs, and just being able to ask "why" to the classroom teacher.

My Project

Every Friday, my students have a STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art Mathematics) Challenge. We build card towers, Thanksgiving tables that will hold our feast, and so much more. STEAM helps students to get their brains thinking outside the box.

My students look forward to STEAM Fridays.

I look forward to seeing their creative sides while working in small groups. It is one of the most gratifying parts that we see as a classroom teacher. Students excited about challenges and learning.

We are slowly building up our STEAM materials for our classroom. Our classroom will use STEAM books for more ideas and the colored paper, copy paper, and laminated pouches to create our STEAM task cards. We will be able to use these materials for years to come. Through this grant we will have some much needed materials.

Mrs. Ussery
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 20 students.

3 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Hammermill Paper, Copy Plus Paper, 8.5 x 11 Paper, Letter Size, 20lb Paper, 92 Bright, 10 Reams / 5,000 Sheets (105007C) Acid Free Paper • Amazon Business $46.78 1 $46.78
AmazonBasics Letter Size Laminating Pouch 9 x 11.5in, 100-pack • Amazon Business $10.67 3 $32.01
STEAM Kids: 50+ Science/Technology/Engineering/Art/Math Hands-On Projects for Kids • Amazon Business $22.78 1 $22.78
STEAM Lab for Kids: 52 Creative Hands-On Projects for Exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math • Amazon Business $15.63 1 $15.63
Pacon SunWorks Construction Paper, 9-Inches by 12-Inches, 100-Count, White (9204) • Amazon Business $6.85 2 $13.70
AmazonBasics 50% Recycled Color Paper - Green, 8.5 x 11 Inches, 20 lbs, 1 Ream (500 Sheets) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
AmazonBasics 50% Recycled Color Paper - Yellow, 8.5 x 11 Inches, 20 lbs, 1 Ream (500 Sheets) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

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