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  • $1,042 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Vanravenstein
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households
  • 1 donor
  • $0 still needed

GT Program Improvements

My students need assorted materials, including GT resource books, spinners, a bookcase, a web camera and wireless speakers, to help improve the GT program in our school.

My Students

Do not let our wonderful minds go to waste! Our school started with implementing a new format for our GT program. While advanced academics is provided, we also need to develop their creative thinking skills. I hope by purchasing these materials we can start making a step in the right direction.

Our GT students are wonderful kids who take their academics very seriously.

While that is also an important part of our school's mission, we also want to expand our GT program to help them develop their other innate characteristics, such as creativity and abstract thinking. These students have not always had the opportunity to do more in-depth projects they so crave to do. They have enjoyed the independent projects they started working on this year during their pull-out time.

My Project

To achieve that goal, teachers need to receive more training and support to help our students achieve their potential. We have little to no resources currently in our school specifically geared towards developing more engaging projects for our GT students. I am therefore requesting books that will help support the teachers on how to work with gifted students and also books on having special activities geared towards GT kids. In addition, I am asking for spinners that can be distributed in the regular classrooms to create extended or higher thinking activities for the GT students as well as being used during their pull-out time with me. I am also requesting headphone splitters and a web camera so that the students can work collaboratively on projects. In addition, I've added some other technology items so that I can bring my personal iPad into the classroom for student use. A book shelf among some other organizational items will help create a special resource area for the GT students.

I believe that with this project, the GT program will be off to a better start in the new school year to provide our GT students a curriculum that will not only encourage high academics standards, but also enable them to go more in depth into areas of their choosing and develop their minds to reach their full potential.

It is time to increase the potential of these students so that they can become our future leaders, scientists and inventors!

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Two-Shelf Book Carousel • Nasco $229.50 1 $229.50
Jawbone - Jambox Wireless Bluetooth Speaker - Gray • Best Buy for Business $158.55 1 $158.55
Creative Thinking Spinner Set • Quill.com $7.91 7 $55.37
Griffin Technology - Survivor Case for Apple®iPad®2nd-, 3rd- and 4th-Generation - Blue/Green • Best Buy for Business $39.02 1 $39.02
Microsoft LifeCam HD 3000 web camera • CDW-G $36.53 1 $36.53
Jumbo Magnetic Spinner • Quill.com $35.09 1 $35.09
Spinners • Teachers' School Supply $2.99 11 $32.89
Teaching Gifted Kids in Today''s Classroom • AKJ Books $29.19 1 $29.19
Teaching Young Gifted Children in the Regular Classroom • AKJ Books $29.19 1 $29.19
Fair Isn''t Always Equal: Assessing and Grading in the Differ • AKJ Books $25.00 1 $25.00
Creative Activities for Gifted Readers: Dynamic Investigations, Challenging Projects, and Energizing • AKJ Books $19.95 1 $19.95
LA623 - 3 5/8" x 3 5/8" Labeling Pockets • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
Brilliant Activities for Gifted and Talented (eBook) • AKJ Books $15.99 1 $15.99
Whiteboard Storage Pocket • Teachers' School Supply $8.99 1 $8.99
Mcdonald Publishing - Responding To Reading Spinner Set • Teachers' School Supply $8.95 2 $17.90
Before Guided Reading Spinners • Quill.com $7.01 2 $14.02
Dynex?- Dual Mini Headphone Jack Adapter • Best Buy for Business $1.16 25 $29.00
Squiggle Carole Lexa Schaefer, Pierr Morgan (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10

Materials cost

$798.27

Vendor shipping charges

$45.18

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.97

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$885.42

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$156.25

Total project goal

$1,041.67

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,041.67

1 Donor

-$885.42

Donations toward project cost

-$885.42

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$156.25

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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This project will reach 200 students.

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