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Mrs. Rodrick from Bradley Beach NJ is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Heavier or Lighter?

Help me give my students balance scales to help us weigh objects during our measurement unit.

  • $221 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Enthusiastic, eager to learn, hard working, inquisitive and funny are only a few words that describe my kindergarten students! Every morning they come to school with big smiles on their little faces. Each day I look forward to their welcoming “Good Morning, Mrs. R!”

Our class is both ethnically and economically diverse with English Language Learners making up nearly half the class.

My students range between five and six years old; yet, they instinctively treat one another with respect and courtesy. From the time they enter our classroom, until the bell rings at 3:10 p.m., they are actively engaged in hands-on, student-centered, learning activities that maintain their focus and broaden their academic horizons.

My Project

One of our math units in kindergarten is measurement. Students really enjoy this unit. They get to measure different objects in the classroom. They learn all about comparing things that are lighter or heavier.

Balance scales will give students a visual representation of what the words heavier and lighter actually mean.

Students will make observations using the balance scales and based on those observations, describe if something is heavier, lighter or the same.

The students will have many opportunities to work with partners to choose objects around the room and place them in the "buckets" on our scale. They can first estimate which one will be heavier or lighter. Then they can use the scales to see if they were correct. Students learn best when they have a chance of doing hands-on activities!

Mrs. Rodrick
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Learning Resources - Bucket Balance • Teachers' School Supply $19.99 7 $139.93

Materials cost

$139.93

Vendor shipping charges

$15.39

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.10

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$187.42

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$33.07

Total project goal

$220.49

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$220.49

6 Donors

-$109.22

Donations toward project cost

-$94.01

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.21

match offer

-$109.89

Match offer toward project cost

-$93.41

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.48

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.38

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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