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Ms. G. from Manchester CT is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Keeping Biology Class Cool

My students need 5 fans to stay cool and help them focus during the month of June.

  • $169 goal

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My Students

My classroom is a place where students feel safe and are encouraged to take risks. Many students come into my class believing that they are not good at science and that this class will be boring like the others. Luckily, their minds change quickly as they discover that this class is based on their interests. My students are excited to explore the world and discover what they can learn when given the chance to take charge of their learning.

My school was ranked the fourth most diverse school in Connecticut in 2018 and is home to students who speak over 20 languages, including English, Spanish, Hindi, Twi, and Bengali.

My students come from a variety of different backgrounds and economic classes. We have a student population of over 1500, 51% of whom receive free or reduced lunch.

As diverse as our students are economically and culturally, they are diverse in their academics. Our school is home to an academy model where students choose 1 of 5 academies to join their sophomore year. The academy they choose to join is based on their future career interest. These include a Medical Careers Academy, Stem-D Academy, and a Global Studies Academy.

My Project

These fans will allow my students to focus better in the classroom in June where temperature during the day could reach 90 degrees or higher.

Our classroom is located on the second floor of the school and without air conditioning, these 90 degree days can feel more like 100 degree days.

Please help us keep cool in Biology class and allow my students to focus more on the content, and less on the heat.

It is amazing how something as simple as a fan can make such a big difference in a students ability to focus in the classroom and get through final exams.

Ms. G.
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Holmes 20-Inch Box Fan, Black • Amazon Business $22.33 5 $111.65

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