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Ms. Thompson from Bakersfield CA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help my Small Scientists Soar!

My students need hands on science materials, including 24 Magnetic Wands, a Sensory Mat, magnifiers and more, to help them explore and soar.

  • $524 goal

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My Students

We want to explore! Many of my students live in apartments or mobile homes with no yards in which to play or learn about their world. Their families often don't have the disposable income to provide their children with the opportunities that will build a solid scientific foundation in their lives.

My students are 4 year old Transitional Kindergarten students.

They are in a new grade level in our state. These students are eager to learn as they are beginning school. Our school is a Title 1, program improvement school. Many of my students are English learners. Most of them are language impoverished, despite having English as their first language. Their vocabulary is minimal at best. They need broad and varied experiences with the language of scientific exploration.

My Project

The materials that I am requesting will enrich the lives of these children. Each experiment with magnets, magnifying glasses, colors, sand, and water will not only open their minds to the excitement of science, but will also provide opportunities for language development. Currently, the science component of our curriculum is minimal and I want my students to be able to explore with these resources in their hands. I will be able to have science centers that will provide materials for each child. My students will develop a love and appreciation for science in their formative years.

These students need a solid introduction to science--one they will eagerly embrace--as we raise them to be the next generation of leaders in our global economy.

Will you partner with me in making small dreams into big realities?

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

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Magnetic Wands - Set of 6 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $10.95 4 $43.80
Clear Magnifiers (Set of 6) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $19.95 4 $79.80
Shapes and Colors Discovery Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $16.95 1 $16.95
Tripod Magnifier • Kaplan Early Learning Company $34.95 1 $34.95
Grow Your Own Lily Pad (Set of 5) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $32.95 1 $32.95
Magneatostm (36 Piece Set) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $49.95 1 $49.95
Liquid Measures • Kaplan Early Learning Company $9.95 1 $9.95
Jumbo Magnifiers • Kaplan Early Learning Company $33.95 1 $33.95
Sensory Mat 45" x 58" - Blue • Kaplan Early Learning Company $39.95 1 $39.95
Color Lab Mixer • Kaplan Early Learning Company $12.95 1 $12.95
Moon Sandtm 5 lb. - Red • Kaplan Early Learning Company $19.95 1 $19.95

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