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Mrs. Thomas from Kapaau HI is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.


My students need materials like foil and CD cases for STREAM.

  • $582 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school principal asks students at the end of each closed-circuit television broadcast "Who’s gonna [sic] be PONO today?" and my students always answer "I will be PONO today!" PONO is an integral part of our character education program and essentially means "doing what is right."

Almost 3/4 of the student population qualify for free or reduced lunch.

This means that money is not something that comes easy to families in our community. Therefore, I am always looking for ways to reduce the amount students and families provide out of pocket for school materials and activities. It's the PONO thing to do!

My Project

The materials I am requesting, as random as they may seem, are needed for STREAM (Science, Technology, wRiting, Engineering, Arts, and Math) lessons via Mystery Science. My second grade team has embraced this online resource and the students are loving the NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards) aligned lessons. Preparing for the activities requires materials that cannot be purchased with school funding.

Hands-on activities make learning more meaningful and memorable.

Mystery Science has given students an opportunity to engage in more hands-on learning. For example, students will be using the nylon stockings and turf builder to create a Grass Head and explore the importance of sunlight. They will also dive into the importance of water by creating a root viewer with the CD cases and radish seeds.

Integrating subjects has been a goal for our grade level this year. STREAM is one example of how we are working towards that goal. This has helped students stay engaged with their learning and they are excited when they see STREAM on the schedule.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
EXPO 1921062 Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Fine Tip, Black, 36-Count • Amazon Business $17.04 2 $34.08
HDE iPad 9.7 inch 2017 Case for Kids Shock Proof Bumper Cover with Convertible Handle Stand for New 5th Generation Apple iPad 9.7" 2017 Release Tablet - Blue Yellow • Amazon Business $15.99 2 $31.98
Reynolds Wrap Aluminum Foil (200 Square Foot Roll, Pack of 3) • Amazon Business $26.97 1 $26.97
Maxtek Ultra Thin 5.2mm Slim Clear CD Jewel Case with Built In Frost Clear Tray, 100 Pack. • Amazon Business $26.95 1 $26.95
BAZIC Bright Color 3-Ring Pencil Pouch w/ Mesh Window - 24 Pack • Amazon Business $24.90 1 $24.90
No Nonsense Women's Sheer Toe Knee Highs, 10 Pair Pack, Nude, One Size • Amazon Business $5.47 4 $21.88
Sohapy 2''x2'' Magnetic Emoji Smiley Circular Whiteboard Dry Eraser, For Kids, School, Teachers, Students, Home, Classroom,Office - Pack of 12 • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Ziploc Easy Open Tabs Sandwich Bags 125 count (Pack of 4) • Amazon Business $18.44 1 $18.44
Creative Arts by Charles Leonard Chenille Stem Class Pack, 4 MM x 12 Inch, Assorted Colors, 1000/Box (65490) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Duro Paper Bags, Sack Lunch Bags, 4 lb., Brown, 500 Count • Amazon Business $17.59 1 $17.59
Expo Low Odor Ultra Fine Black Dry Erase Markers, Box of 36 • Amazon Business $16.86 1 $16.86
HDE iPad 9.7 inch 2017 Case for Kids Shock Proof Bumper Cover with Convertible Handle Stand for New 5th Generation Apple iPad 9.7" 2017 Release Tablet - Blue & Red • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Scotts Turf Builder Quick Fix Mix, 3 Pounds • Amazon Business $15.58 1 $15.58
Household Essentials Classic Birchwood Clothespins, Bag of 96 • Amazon Business $6.75 2 $13.50
TashiBox 8 oz White Hot Drink Paper Cups - 150 Count - Coffee, Tea, Hot Cocoa • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
EXPO Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Black, 12-Count • Amazon Business $6.62 2 $13.24
Paper Mate InkJoy 100RT Retractable Ballpoint Pens, Medium Point, Assorted, 12 Pack (1951393) • Amazon Business $6.47 2 $12.94
Alliance Rubber 00699 Big Bands For Oversized Jobs, 48 Pack of Large Elastic Bands (7" x 1/8", Red) • Amazon Business $3.09 4 $12.36
Q-tips Cotton, Swabs, 500 ct, 4 pack • Amazon Business $11.96 1 $11.96
Ziploc Snack Bags, 270 Count • Amazon Business $10.86 1 $10.86
U Brands Low Odor Magnetic Dry Erase Markers With Erasers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 6-Count • Amazon Business $5.26 2 $10.52
U Brands Low Odor Magnetic Dry Erase Markers With Erasers, Medium Point, Assorted Colors, 6-Count • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
AmazonBasics Binder Clips, Medium, 12 per Box, 8-Pack • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
Kendall/Covidien Prepping Cotton Ball, 1000 Count • Amazon Business $9.14 1 $9.14
Griddle Kings Bulk Toothpick 1,000 Pack. Restaurant-Grade, Classic Round Tooth Pick Set in Reclosable Box. Made to be Precisely Straight & Uniform from Pure Virgin Wood. Wholesale Supply. • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
AxeSickle (500 per Bag) Rubber Bands Bank Paper Bills Money Elastic Stretchable Bands,Sturdy Stretchable Rubber Bands,General purpose rubber bands for home and bank or office use. • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Seeds of Change 01467 Certified Organic Radish, Cherry • Amazon Business $2.85 2 $5.70

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