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.

 
See this teacher's page

Ms. C. from Los Angeles CA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Genius Hour: Research, Create, Present

My students need supplies like display boards, markers, colored pencils and a drying rack to create, display, and share their student-driven research projects.

  • $351 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As an elementary teacher, I understand how important it is to teach the skills my students will need for the future. I don’t just teach them what they need to know “now”, but the skills they will need when they become young adults and part of the workforce.

I teach 24 fantastic 3rd-grade students in a low-income/high poverty school in central Los Angeles.

Most, if not all, my students live in apartment complexes or multi-family homes. They have an unwavering interest in learning. Their parents are equally enthusiastic and supportive of their education. Unfortunately, they have limited resources.

My students are striving to be critical thinkers, innovative inventors, and problem solvers who will utilize their learning and skills to contribute to society.

My Project

This year I would like to incorporate Genius Hour into my curriculum. Genius Hour allows students to explore their own passions and encourages creativity in the classroom. It provides students a choice in what they learn during a set period of time during school. Students will choose a "passion project". Then they will spend several weeks researching the topic before they start creating a product that will be shared .

The materials chosen for this project will enable my students to create a product in order to share their research and findings with the class/school/world.

Students will have several options to choose from for their final product. Students will be able to use a mini display board or blank book to share their findings. They will be able to use the glue, markers, color pencils, and construction paper to add data, pictures, and explanations to the display board or book. For those students that prefer to make a model, the diorama will be a great option. The possibilities are endless.

Genius Hour helps to facilitate a culture of learning that students will carry with them forever.

Ms. C.
Grades 3-5
Nearly all 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

10 donors10 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 24 students.

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 Ms. C. is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
INOVART TABLE TOP DRYING RACK - 18 IN W X 12 IN D X 19 IN H • School Specialty $88.87 1 $88.87
DISPLAY BOARD MINI PROJECT 14X22 TRI-FOLD CORRUGATE • School Specialty $2.90 12 $34.80
MARKER CRAYOLA GEL FX WASHABLE CLASSPACK SET OF 80 • School Specialty $31.45 1 $31.45
DIORAMAS SET THE SCENES SET OF 12 • School Specialty $14.76 1 $14.76
PENCIL COLORED 7'' 3.3M LEAD SET OF 144 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $14.18 1 $14.18
BRIGHT BOOK DS 4.25X5.5 PACK OF 10 • School Specialty $7.09 2 $14.18
PAPER CONST TRU-RAY SMART STACK 9X12 PACK OF 240 • School Specialty $13.55 1 $13.55
GLUE WASHABLE 1GAL EA - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $9.93 1 $9.93

Materials cost

$221.72

Vendor shipping charges

$22.17

State sales tax

$20.29

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.33

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$297.51

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$52.50

Total project goal

$350.01

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$350.01

9 Donors

-$315.01

Donations toward project cost

-$267.76

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$47.25

match offer

-$35.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$29.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$5.25

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":"Los Angeles","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[4593418],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"CA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3349438,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/genius-hour-research-create-present/3349438/","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":24,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. C.","authorIds":{"4593418":{"owner":"Ms. C.","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3349438],"proposalHash":"-757562909","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp4593418_272x272.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1535154972940","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20967307,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MzQ0NjEwOA==","NTM3MDAzOA==","NDU5MzQxOA==","NTM4MTA0NQ==","MjU4OTQ4","NTU2NjA0Ng==","NDU5OTI0MA==","NTI3NDg4Nw==","NDYxMDQ0OA==","NTU2NjE0NQ=="],"teacherId":4593418,"schoolCounty":"Los Angeles","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"CA","name":"California"}}