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Mrs. Terlop from Washington DC is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Great Kids and Geography

My students need Model Magic and wood planks for their first ever geography project!

  • $337 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have the privilege of teaching at an elementary school in southwest Washington, D.C. We are a Title I focus school. We have some truly phenomenal students at our school who come to school each morning full of energy, questions, and wonder. They are truly amazing humans and deserve all necessary support to meet their goals.

I am making a shift in our classroom to some project based learning and independent study.

My students are going to be studying geography for the first time and are going to have to build landforms. Since this is their first time with geography, I want it to come alive.

My Project

In our geography unit, students will be studying landforms. Since this is our first time studying geography, it is important that it comes to life and is a memorable experience.

At the end of the unit, students are going to have to make an island that includes 5 other landforms on it - they get complete creativity to name and design their island.

With these materials, the island will actually be a 3-D structure, instead of being contained to a piece of paper.

I completed a project like this when I was in elementary school, and I still remember the project. I made Gemstonia - an island that had landforms named after different gemstones. There were Opal Mountains, Ruby Caves, and Sapphire Falls. I loved this project, and I want my students to love geography.

Students will build their island out of model magic on the wood base, then will paint over it.

Mrs. Terlop
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Model Magic Modeling Compound Value Pack • Amazon Business $44.48 4 $177.92
3 mm 1/8" X 12" X 12" Premium Baltic Birch Plywood – B/BB Grade - 45 Flat Sheets By Woodpeckers • Amazon Business $60.00 1 $60.00

Materials cost

$237.92

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$14.28

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.57

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$285.77

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$50.43

Total project goal

$336.20

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$336.20

9 Donors

-$328.61

Donations toward project cost

-$285.77

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$42.84

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$7.59

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$0.00

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