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Mrs. Hostetter from San Clemente CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Get Your Hands Dirty! Show What You Know!

My students need notebooks, paper and post its to make into science journals, which will then be used to record information, create models, record results and write our findings.

  • $1,257 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My science students LOVE LOVE LOVE hands on learning! Most kids do, so I like to use this approach to learning science, DOING Science, as much as possible in order to tap into the natural curiosity that 4th graders have!

My little scholars, both boys AND girls, facilitate the science projects after I give them general guidelines, and they are natural teachers!

Providing eager learners with supplies and tools is my number one goal. Watching them excel is my honor!

My Project

Building models to represent scientific phenomenon is the driving force in my science class. A specific phenomena, such as "The western slopes of mountains in California get more rainfall, and therefore are more lush with vegetation," will be stated. Students will have to build a model to show why this is so.

Models depicting scientific phenomena will be built by the students to show their understanding of a concept.

For example, spray bottles will represent rainfall in the water cycle, a fan will represent the jet stream, plastic cups built into a mountain range and covered with paper will represent the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The spiral notebooks, colored paper and copy paper will allow students to record their finding and keep a running log as they update their observations.

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This project will reach 175 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Post-it Super Sticky Easel Pad, 25" x 30", White (559) • Staples Advantage $46.06 2 $92.12
Staples 1-Subject Wirebound Notebook, Wide Ruled, 70 Sheets, 10 1/2" x 8", 6/Pk • Staples Advantage $13.99 6 $83.94
SOLO Galaxy Translucent Plastic Cold Cups, 12 oz., 1,000/Case • Staples Advantage $79.59 1 $79.59
Staples Brights Colored Paper, 8.5" x 11", Green, 500/Ream (20105) • Staples Advantage $9.05 8 $72.40
Tape Logic 1" x 60 yds. Painters Tape, Blue, 12 Rolls • Staples Advantage $62.99 1 $62.99
HammerMill Copy Plus Copy Paper, 20 Lb., 92 Bright, 8 1/2" x 11", White, 10-Ream Case • Staples Advantage $59.99 1 $59.99
Staples Brights Colored Paper, 8.5" x 11", Fuchsia, 500/Ream (20109) • Staples Advantage $12.99 4 $51.96
Astrobrights Colored Cardstock, 8.5" x 11", 65 lb./176 gsm, "Happy" 5-Color Assortment, 250 Sheets/Pack (21004/ 22004) • Staples Advantage $12.74 4 $50.96
Sharpie Twin-Tip Permanent Markers, Fine Point and Ultra Fine Point, Black, 12/pk (32001) • Staples Advantage $24.49 2 $48.98
Staples Card Stock Paper, 110 Lbs., White, 8 1/2"H x 11"W, 250 Sheets/Pk • Staples Advantage $6.96 6 $41.76
Staples Brights, 24 lb. Colored Paper, 8.5" x 11", Blue, 500/Ream (20101) • Staples Advantage $9.28 4 $37.12
Staples Brights Colored Paper, 8.5" x 11", Green, 500/Ream (20105) • Staples Advantage $9.05 4 $36.20
Staples Card Stock Paper, 110 Lbs., White, 8 1/2"H x 11"W, 250 Sheets/Pk • Staples Advantage $6.96 5 $34.80
Staples Copy Paper, 20 Lb., 92 Bright, 8 1/2" x 11", White, 10-Ream Case (135848) • Staples Advantage $34.78 1 $34.78
8125004887952 Spray Bottle, 16-oz. Bottle • Staples Advantage $2.49 10 $24.90
Post-it Super Sticky Notes, 3" x 3" Canary Yellow, 90 Sheets/Pad, 12 Pads/Pack (65412SSCY) • Staples Advantage $20.49 1 $20.49
Post-it Super Sticky Notes, 3" x 3" Canary Yellow, 90 Sheets/Pad, 12 Pads/Pack (65412SSCY) • Staples Advantage $20.49 1 $20.49
Staples Brights, 24 lb. Colored Paper, 8.5" x 11", Blue, 500/Ream (20101) • Staples Advantage $9.28 2 $18.56
Staples Brights, 24 lb. Colored Paper, 8.5" x 11", Yellow, 500/Ream (20102) • Staples Advantage $9.02 2 $18.04
Staples Brights, 24 lb. Colored Paper, 8.5" x 11", Yellow, 500/Ream (20102) • Staples Advantage $9.02 2 $18.04
Post-it Notes, 3" x 3" Canary Yellow, 100 Sheets/Pad, 12 Pads/Pack (654-12YW) • Staples Advantage $15.99 1 $15.99
Post-it Notes, 1.5" x 2", Canary Yellow, 12 Pads/Pack (653-YW) • Staples Advantage $7.99 1 $7.99
Berkley Square Individually Wrapped Flexible Straws, 400/Pk • Staples Advantage $6.29 1 $6.29

Materials cost

$938.38

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$85.86

3rd party payment processing fee

$14.08

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,068.32

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$188.53

Total project goal

$1,256.85

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,256.85

2 Donors

-$562.91

Donations toward project cost

-$555.41

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

match offer

-$603.42

Match offer toward project cost

-$512.91

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$90.51

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$90.51

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$0.00

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