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Ms. Golson from Chicago IL is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Future Scientists are Today's 3rd Graders

My students need the Ready-To-Go Listening Center along with the student microscopes. I believe in exposing my students to real world examples, and these supplies will allow me to do so.

  • $584 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a 3rd grade educator. The staff at my school embrace students, families, and community to build and develop well-rounded individuals who are independent critical thinkers and are motivated, lifelong learners.

My students live in a community that is classified as low-income, high poverty, where crime is rampant, which limits the resources needed to provide them with the education they so urgently deserve.

However, not understanding the magnitude of their situation, students come to school every morning from unimaginable experiences ready to learn.

Students love to learn and are filled with energy and excitement. The students enjoy learning new concepts and get excited when they master a new and challenging skill. Exposing them to STEM activities, class resources like different literary genres, and classroom materials will make their daily learning more fun.

The culture of our school is that of a family. We build positive relationships with our students and parents first and foremost, which is why each student has at least one staff member they can trust. All students have support, both personally and academically. That is why this career is so rewarding. We truly make a difference.

My Project

My students love to explore nature and their surrounding areas. In order for them to be able to clearly understand how nature and science work, they must be able to experience it for themselves. Some of the resources include the ready to go listening center, student microscopes, and goggles.

Having them use real-life tools like the student microscopes, they will be able to see how things work on a cellular level.

By donating to our class project, you will be allowing my 3rd graders to experience science on a new level.

You will be unlocking the minds of future scientists. Thank you for considering our project.

Ms. Golson
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CE772 - Ready-To-Go Listening Center for 8 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $199.00 1 $199.00
CS547 - Student Microscopes - Set of 12 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 1 $79.99
BD520X - Power Pen™ Math Quiz Cards - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $75.00 1 $75.00
BD530X - Power Pen™ - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
LC362 - The Butterfly Nursery • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
FS383 - Kid-Sized Safety Goggles - Set of 6 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99

Materials cost

$458.96

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.88

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$495.84

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$87.50

Total project goal

$583.34

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$583.34

6 Donors

-$507.21

Donations toward project cost

-$431.13

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$76.08

match offer

-$76.12

Match offer toward project cost

-$64.70

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.42

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$0.00

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