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Ms. Gooding from San Jose CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Focus and Creativity in 6th Grade

Help me give my students privacy shields that can be used during tests and as a flexible seating option to work independently and reduce distractions. The dictionaries, duct tape, markers, and other supplies requested will support students in upcoming projects and writing.

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My Students

We are a team of 6th grade teachers working in East Side San Jose. We are working within a Title I district, where approximately 70% of our students receive free or reduced price lunch. Our school has limited resources and funding, and most of the support we receive comes from parents and families.

We know that our students learn best when they supported with the right materials.

We want to make sure our students can have access to a variety of learning tools and materials to support their growth within the classroom. Our students are enthusiastic learners and thrive when given the space to be creative.

My Project

The privacy partitions will be used during assessments to help students focus on the task at hand. In addition, students will have the option of using the privacy partitions as a flexible seating option if they need to work independently and reduce distractions.

The materials selected for this project will help students complete various design projects within the classroom.

We try to incorporate hands on activities into our curriculum and the duct tape and sharpies will be useful for multiple activities. For example, we are planning on doing a cardboard arcade project where students are tasked with designing arcade games from cardboard. The duct tape and sharpies will help them complete their projects.

Lastly, the dictionaries requested will help our students improve their writing and spelling. We currently have a few dictionaries per class, but having more will give more students access to this valuable resource.

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Ms. Gooding
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 70 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
JJ689 - Privacy Partitions - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $36.99 7 $258.93
The Merriam-Webster Dictionary, Newest Edition, 2016 Copyright • Amazon Business $6.55 8 $52.40
Tape King Professional Grade Duct Tape, 3-Pack, Silver Color Multi Pack, 11mil (1.88 Inch x 35 Yards), 48mm x 32m - Ideal for Crafts, Home Improvement Projects, Repairs, Maintenance, Bulk • Amazon Business $13.99 2 $27.98
Sharpie Permanent Markers, Fine Point, The Original, Assorted Colors (The Original) • Amazon Business $10.40 2 $20.80
FREE SHIPPING • Lakeshore Learning Materials $0.00 1 $0.00

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