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Ms. O. from San Antonio TX is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Interactive Science Journals

Help me give my students composition notebooks to help them create and maintain their interactive science journals.

  • $177 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a science specialist in a low-income/high poverty school, our students are faced with several challenges both inside and outside of the classroom. Despite the many challenges they face, I am looking to keep things positive and enjoyable by providing our students with creative and meaningful learning experiences. I want to ensure that when our students enter the classroom, I want their first experience to be one that gets them hooked on science. Hopefully this exposure will give our students the opportunities to explore STEM-related concepts, they will develop a passion for it and hopefully pursue a job in a STEM field.

My Project

Our students are a diverse group, from many different backgrounds, family structures, and neighborhoods. They come to school every day with positive attitudes and a zest for learning that is contagious.

They are flexible and resilient, curious and loving, and a joy to teach.

Some of them struggle with science and comprehending science topics, but they come to school every day ready and willing to do their best to work and learn. The science journals are so important because students can write motivating learning materials that are relevant to their lives, I encourage my students to dream as big as they can imagine and reach for the stars.

The composition notebooks will be used as interactive notebooks for students in middle school. Interactive notebooks are a student created resource. It's like a personal text book/activity book. Not only are they taking notes, drawing observations, and reflecting on science labs, but they are also using that information as they work on future activities.

Ms. O.
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
Mead Composition Books/Notebooks, Wide Ruled Paper, 100 Sheets, 12 Pack (72936) • Amazon Business $19.72 6 $118.32

Materials cost

$118.32

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.77

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$150.09

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$26.49

Total project goal

$176.58

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$176.58

1 Donor

-$88.29

Donations toward project cost

-$75.05

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.24

match offer

-$88.28

Match offer toward project cost

-$75.04

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.24

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$0.00

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