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Mr. Gordon from Richmond CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Interactive Science Materials

Help me give my students basic science materials, classroom furniture, and books for our library.

  • $992 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

This year I will be teaching a group of 33 fifth graders in Richmond, California.

My students are brilliant, funny, loving, and creative.

However, because they attend a Title I school with 100% free lunch in a low-income area, they do not have all of the tools that they need to be successful in the classroom.

By donating to my classroom, you will ensure that my students are able to learn and flourish both inside of the classroom and out. Thank you!

My Project

In my class, we try to do a science experiment every week using Mystery Science, a rich, standards-aligned curriculum. While most of these activities only require basic materials like plastic bags, laundry detergent, or binder clips, it is often my responsibility to purchase these items with my own money.

By donating to this project, you will ensure that all students have the ability to participate in engaging science experiments.

We will be learning about the solar system, ecosystems, and even chemistry!

Your donation will also go toward purchasing new books for our classroom library, particularly nonfiction texts and high-interest books in Spanish so that all students are able to grow their reading abilities.

Mr. Gordon
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
AmazonBasics 3-Ring Binder, 1 Inch - Black, 4-Pack • Amazon Business $10.96 8 $87.68
LL119 - Large Self-Adhesive Nameplate Sleeves (4 3⁄4" x 18 1⁄4") - Set of 12 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 3 $74.97
Didi Keidy (Heidi Heckelbeck) (5 Books) • AKJ Education $62.82 1 $62.82
Who is (Who Was) series collection various ten book set. Harriet Tubman george washington ronald reagan walt disney hellen keller barack obama • Amazon Business $59.99 1 $59.99
El Capitan Calzoncillos (Captain Underpants) (10 Books) • AKJ Education $44.82 1 $44.82
JJ635 - See-Me Privacy Partitions - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
KT2905 - Classroom Label Pack • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
Logitech Wireless Presenter R400 Presentation Wireless Presenter with Laser Pointer • Amazon Business $29.50 1 $29.50
TERRO T300 Liquid Ant Baits - 1 Pack • Amazon Business $4.89 6 $29.34
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5" x 11", 24 lb/89 gsm, Mixed Carton 5-Color Assortment, 1250 Sheets (22998) • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
The Heroes of Olympus Paperback Boxed Set • Amazon Business $25.52 1 $25.52
Raymond Geddes Ice Cream Shoppe Scented Eraser with Sharpener (Pack of 24) • Amazon Business $17.06 1 $17.06
Craft Foam Balls - 75-Piece White Polystyrene Foam Balls for DIY Craft and Modeling, 2 Inches in Diameter • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
French's Mustard Packets - 5.5g/100 ct. Packets • Amazon Business $8.22 2 $16.44
Kleenex Professional Facial Tissue for Business (03076), Flat Tissue Boxes, 12 Boxes / Convenience Case, 125 Tissues / Box • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
Morton Salt Regular Salt, 26 Oz (4 Pack) • Amazon Business $14.00 1 $14.00
The Trials of Apollo, Book 1: The Hidden Oracle • Amazon Business $12.84 1 $12.84
The Trials of Apollo Book Two The Dark Prophecy • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
The Crossover (Graphic Novel) (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Glue Dots Removable Dots Value Pack Sheets, 1/2 Inch, Clear, Pack of 600 • Amazon Business $11.25 1 $11.25
Pendaflex File Folders, Letter Size, 8-1/2" x 11", Classic Manila, 1/3-Cut Tabs in Left, Right, Center Positions, 100 Per Box (65213) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Elmer's Liquid School Glue, Washable, 4 Ounces Each , 12 Count - Great for Making Slime • Amazon Business $10.80 1 $10.80
Amazon Brand - Solimo Gallon Food Storage Bags, 120 Count • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Simple Houseware 24 Pockets - 2PK 12 Large Pockets Over Door Hanging Shoe Organizer, Grey (58'' x 12.5'') • Amazon Business $9.97 1 $9.97
RCK Group Inflation Balloons - Strong Latex, Large Assortment of Colors - Colorful Wedding, Baby Shower, Halloween, Birthday Decorations - Colored Party Supplies Pack for Boys and Girls - 100 Count • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Burning Maze (Trials of Apollo, The Book Three) • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
Guts • Amazon Business $7.83 1 $7.83
Share Your Smile: Raina's Guide to Telling Your Own Story • Amazon Business $7.69 1 $7.69
Amazon Brand - Solimo Sandwich Storage Bags, 300 Count • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
Amazon Brand - Solimo Snack Storage Bags, 300 Count • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
JJ276 - Lakeshore Modern Cursive Reference Nameplates - Gr. 3-5 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $6.99 1 $6.99
Best Friends • Amazon Business $5.71 1 $5.71
Premium Upgrade Pencil Grips for Adults, Kids, The Old with Hands Tremor, 9 Pcs Ritchoi Handwriting Grips for Kids Handwriting Finger Posture Correction for Righties or Lefties • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

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