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Ms. Mellor from Santa Maria CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Hands-on Learning and Self Expression

Help me give my students more engaging hands-on experiences in class! These materials will help students to express themselves and their learning! The Amazon gift cards will be used to purchase PBIS incentives and rewards for students.

  • $543 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a first-year teacher and I am so excited to meet my students in the coming weeks. I will be teaching at a brand new school so we will all be the new kids on the block together! The students of Santa Maria are a diverse group of students who have an appreciation of our community and the cultures of the Central Coast!

My Project

With students returning to campus this week I have been looking for ways to engage students. These items will allow students to express themselves and take part in hands-on learning that has been rare this year! Much of student learning has been screen-based, these materials will give students a break from the screen and a chance to explore their creative, explorative side. The art supplies, math manipulatives, and additional materials in this order will supplement the student's curriculum to make it more meaningful to them and their long-term learning. These materials will promote exploration and self-expression across content areas. The amazon gift cards will be used to purchase PBIS incentives and rewards. Using Class Dojo students can earn points for positive behaviors, the points can then be redeemed for incentives and rewards such as fidgets, pencils, and fun face masks!

Ms. Mellor
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Amazon.com Gift Card for Any Amount in a Mini Envelope (Black) • Amazon Business $25.00 6 $150.00
36 Set Watercolor Paint Pack with Quality Wood Brushes 8 Colors Washable Water Colors Perfect for Kids Adults Parties Students Classroom Bulk by Color Swell • Amazon Business $38.50 1 $38.50
Crayola Air Dry Clay, White, No Bake Modeling Clay for Kids, 25lb • Amazon Business $32.99 1 $32.99
Soft Retractable Sewing Tape Measure, Cloth Waist Body Measuring Tape, 60in&150cm Markings, Flexible Ruler for Tailor Dressmaker, Pack of 10 by MUZHI • Amazon Business $9.99 3 $29.97
S & E TEACHER'S EDITION 72 Pcs Paint Brush Set, 60 Pcs Paint Brushes with 12 Pcs Palettes for Kids or Adults. • Amazon Business $23.49 1 $23.49
Prang Washable Tempera Paint, Assorted Colors, 12 Count (X10796) • Amazon Business $23.49 1 $23.49
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5” x 11”, 24 lb/89 gsm,"Spectrum" 25-Color Assortment, 150 Sheets (80933-01) • Amazon Business $6.80 3 $20.40
Torlam 135 PCS Magnetic Base Ten Blocks - Place Value Blocks -Math Manipulatives K-3 for Elementary Classroom, Number Blocks, Math Counters, Counting Cubes for Kids Math, Base 10 for 1st 2nd 3rd Grade • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Learning Resources Base Ten Blocks Smart Pack, Early Childhood Math Skills, Ages 5+, Multicolor • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Prang Ready-to-Use Liquid Tempera Paint, 32-Ounce Bottle, White (23209) • Amazon Business $10.82 1 $10.82
UCreate Watercolor Paper, White, Package, 90lb., 9" x 12", 50 Sheets • Amazon Business $10.58 1 $10.58
24 Colors Air Dry Clay Magical Kids Clay Ultra Light Modeling Clay Artist Studio Plasticine Toy Safe and Non-Toxic Modeling Clay • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Prang Ready-to-Use Liquid Tempera Paint, 32-Ounce Bottle, Black (23208) • Amazon Business $6.65 1 $6.65

Materials cost

$389.86

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$35.67

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.85

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$461.38

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$81.42

Total project goal

$542.80

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$542.80

7 Donors

-$542.80

Donations toward project cost

-$461.38

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$81.42

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$0.00

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