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Mrs. L. from Vida OR is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Hands On Learning For Place/Service Based Projects

My students need a microscope, magnifiers, clipboards, animal & plant cells set.

  • $576 goal

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My Students

The students in our school live in a very rural area along a river. We are a high poverty, Title 1 school with a large population of homeless or transition students. Our school is in the top 5 statewide of district enrollment that qualifies for families of homelessness or in transition.

Through learning and discovery, I'd like to help the students recognize some of the strengths of their surroundings in their own area.

Teaching more place based, project based, service based activities to help teach the standards and connect to more relevant materials. Thank you for considering purchasing these items for our school.

My Project

These materials will help the students explore some of the natural resources that the area has to offer. These resources that I'm asking for will be able to help students expand and enhance their math, language arts, reading social studies and especially science skills as they learn to value and appreciate their area through project based learning. Many of these students comes from lives that are highly mobile and chaotic and giving them a way to see the world around them in a micro and macro level will help connect with the material. Then the goal is to connect it with ways to give back to the community by preserving some of the oral histories.

The microscope will be an essential tool to bridge the learning of how the students can connect to other areas and habitats.

I believe that giving the students the opportunities to explore outside the classroom walls will enrich their knowledge and being able to provide clip boards, magnifying glasses, compasses and slides will be able to help the students make learning come alive.

Mrs. L.
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
MICROSCOPE COMP BOREAL 4X 10X 40X. • Ward's Science $191.25 1 $191.25
Carson Optical SureGrip SG-10 Soft-Grip Magnifier With 10x Spot Lens, Clear • Staples Advantage $11.19 15 $167.85
Staples Translucent Clipboards, Memo-size, Black/Blue, 6" x 9", 2/Pk • Staples Advantage $6.59 10 $65.90
SET ANIMAL & PLANT CELLS SET 4 • Ward's Science $19.69 1 $19.69
COVERGLASS MCROSCOPE STUD 25X75MM SET12 • Ward's Science $7.31 1 $7.31

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