You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Menu
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 

Mrs. Johnson from Salisbury MD is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Future Creators of the Eastern Shore

Help me give my students hands on experience creating simple machines using physics principles and imagination. One is an aspiring aeronautical engineer whose mind can see things I can't and most are more doers that reader.

  • $584 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have the honor of teaching a unique group of students with emotional disabilities in a self-contained setting. We learn all academic subjects but, more importantly, we learn social skills, life skills, and coping skills. We replace behaviors that have worked with behaviors that will work a lifetime.

No two students are alike and their abilities, disabilities, and learning profiles vary greatly.

My teaching philosophy is to meet them where they are and take them where we want to go, the sky is the limit! All of my students have different backgrounds and diagnosis which impact their self-esteem and challenges, making each one a puzzle for me to figure out, support, lift up, and teach. My biggest goal is to help them understand themselves and gain the skills they will need to be lifelong learners and independent in life.

My Project

Constructivism is a research based method of teaching and learning. Following models and directions, then evaluating, modifying, and testing is how so many things and ideas have been created.

Our students are not traditional readers or pencil/paper learners.

They choose a misfit bin of Legos in their free time to create. Having these kits and their instructional materials will give me the ability to help them create, think creatively and problem solve. We want to make connections to Edison's trials, to circuitry, and to all the scientific articles we've read about prototypes and using ideas to solve the problems of our world today, from recycling bubble gum to eliminating trash in the oceans!

Mrs. Johnson
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mrs. Johnson is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Simple Machines Set • LEGO Education $79.95 3 $239.85
Simple & Powered Machines Set • LEGO Education $179.95 1 $179.95

Materials cost

$419.80

Vendor shipping charges

$15.00

State sales tax

$25.19

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.30

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$496.29

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$87.58

Total project goal

$583.87

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$583.87

7 Donors

-$582.11

Donations toward project cost

-$496.29

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$85.82

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.76

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Salisbury","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[5819533],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"MD","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":3,"name":"Middle School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3880426,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/future-creators-of-the-eastern-shore/3880426/","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":8,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Johnson","authorIds":{"5819533":{"owner":"Mrs. Johnson","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3880426],"proposalHash":"237467634","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://cdn.donorschoose.net/images/placeholder-avatars/136/teacher-placeholder-2_136.png","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21268377,"photosPublished":false,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":[],"teacherId":5819533,"schoolCounty":"Wicomico","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"MD","name":"Maryland"}}