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Mrs. Coleman from Tyler TX is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

First Grade Scientists in the Making!

Help me give my students the tools they need to experiment, engage in kinesthetic learning, and help them develop critical skills like magnets, hand lens, and terrarium will assist us greatly!

  • $286 goal

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My Students

My school is a Title 1 school with over 80 % of our scholars who are economically disadvantaged. However, my sweet scholars come in with a smile, kind word, and a hard-working attitude. I am new to this community/school and we are lacking in so many resources such as manipulatives, books, and school supplies. I’ve spent so much out of my own pocket, but as the year progresses, I realize I need more in order to support their love of learning. Many of my students come in sharing how they didn’t have the resources to complete assignments because of lack of supplies. Most of them I would like to give them as much as possible to help them succeed and learn.

My students are inquisitive and motivated to learn reading, math and taking care of our earth.

Unfortunately, our school does not have materials to conduct Science experiments that I believe would foster this love of learning. With your help, you can not only assist my classroom, but I could a classroom set of materials available for all classes to utilize with a rotation schedule.

Thank you for impacting our humble community.

My Project

My scholars are eager not only eager to learn about our world, but how to protect it! I am a brand new teacher in a small, but humble tight-knit community. I am missing many of the materials needed to allow my scholars to explore our world.

My students need a variety of items in order to explore and learn science through hands-on activities and experiments.

I don't just want to talk about life cycles I want them to observe with their very own eyes and be able to create life cycles using modeling clay. I would like for them to experience recording their observations on white boards and utilize dry erase markers you will purchase. Various experiments will require hand lens, thermometers, card stock for learning vocabulary words complete with small plastic storage bins to put away their work. We will further explore using magnets, scales and so much more.

Thank you for your generosity and kindness.

Mrs. Coleman
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Learning Resources Super Magnet Lab Kit, STEM Toy, Critical Thinking, 119 Pieces, Ages 5+ • Amazon Business $32.95 1 $32.95
ARTEZA Dry Erase Markers, Bulk Pack of 52 (with Chisel Tip), Black Color with Low-Odor Ink, Whiteboard Pens is perfect for School, Office, or Home • Amazon Business $28.79 1 $28.79
Mini Explorer Light-up Terrarium Kit for Kids with LED Light on Lid - Create Your Own Customized Mini Garden in a Jar That Glows at Night - Great Science Kits Gifts for Children - Kids Toys • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Novelinks Transparent 4" x 6" Photo Storage Boxes - 16 Inner Photo Organizer Cases Photo Keeper Picture Storage Containers Box for Photos (Warm-Colored) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Apple Barrel PROMOABI, Assorted Colors 1 • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
VinBee 30 Pack Hand Lens 4X and 10X Magnifier Handheld Magnifying Glasses for Home, Classroom, Indoor and Outdoor Use • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Learning Advantage 7632 Student Thermometers, Grade: 1 to 6 (Pack of 10) • Amazon Business $14.93 1 $14.93
Sharpie Electro Pop Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Assorted Colors, 24 Count • Amazon Business $13.77 1 $13.77
RESTCLOUD Insect and Butterfly Habitat Cage Terrarium Pop-up 23.6 Inches Tall • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Neenah Exact Index, 110 lb, 8.5 x 11 Inches, 250 Sheets, White, 94 Brightness • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Learning Resources Platform Scale, 2.2Kg/5Lb • Amazon Business $9.80 1 $9.80
Crayola Air-Dry Clay, White, 5 Pound Resealable Bucket Natural Clay for Kids, No Baking, Dries Hard, Easy to Paint, A Smoother, Simpler, Less-Sticky Alternative to Traditional Ceramics • Amazon Business $8.09 1 $8.09

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