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  • $1,090 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Dr. Tustin
Grades 6-8
Half of students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

Kids-We Bought a Zoo!

My students need art supplies to create their Riverbanks Zoo proposals including air dry clay, paint brushes, foam board, felt, glue, and craft sticks.

My Students

"In the end, we conserve only what we love. We will love only what we understand. We will understand only what we are taught." - Baba Dioum, Senegalese poet. We want our students to find the beauty in nature and wildlife, and find a way in which to share that with our community.

Our sixth grade students participate in a project based learning program at a suburban school.

Our team is made up of the four content areas ( math, science, ELA, and social studies). It also includes an art and special ed teacher. Our students are 6th graders at a suburban public school in South Carolina in a large urban/suburban school district. There are nearly 100 students on our Project Based Learning team that we are piloting for our school. These students range in abilities, backgrounds, and motivation, but the project based learning framework helps engage them in our content and community. Our student population is made up predominantly of under-privileged students. 51% are on free or reduced lunch. Our students are predominately African American students, with a small proportion of students who speak English as a second language or qualify for special education services.

My Project

Students will work in collaborative teams to design and create proposals for new exhibits at our local. This will include a oral presentation and written informational text following the Common Core standards. In addition, they will create maps and three dimensional models using the materials that will require students to use measurement and scale following the Common Core math standards. Proposals will include the geography and climate of the region where the animal lives, human influences and threats to the animal species. Coming into sixth grade our students struggle in many ways, but one social skill the lack is communication and teamwork. Working in a team of core content teachers for project, these are two important skills they need. Working in teams to design exhibits will give them opportunities to practice the communication and teamwork skills they need to be successful in life, and that we are working on in class in a project that recreates a real life scenario

Coming into sixth grade our students struggle in many ways, but one social skill the lack is communication and teamwork.

Working in a team of core content teachers for project, these are two important skills they need. Working in teams to design exhibits will give them opportunities to practice the communication and teamwork skills they need to be successful in life, and that we are working on in class in a project that recreates a real life scenario

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Crayola Llc - Crayola Air Dry Clay 5 Lbs White • Teachers' School Supply $11.58 25 $289.50
Dixon Ticonderoga Company - Prang Tempera Paint 12/set 16oz Bottles • Teachers' School Supply $53.01 3 $159.03
Chenille Kraft Company - Craft Sticks 4 1/2 X 3/8 1000 N • Teachers' School Supply $10.50 10 $105.00
Pacon Corporation - Foam Board 20x30 Assorted 10ct • Teachers' School Supply $41.79 2 $83.58
Melissa & Doug - Paint Brushes Set Of 4 Options: Fine Tip • Teachers' School Supply $3.99 10 $39.90
Chenille Kraft Company - Felt Sheets • Teachers' School Supply $12.60 3 $37.80
Elmers - Borden - Elmers School Glue Bottle Size: 8 oz Bottle • Teachers' School Supply $3.47 10 $34.70

Materials cost

$749.51

Vendor shipping charges

$82.45

State sales tax

$52.84

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.24

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$926.04

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$163.42

Total project goal

$1,089.46

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,089.46

1 Donor

-$544.73

Donations toward project cost

-$463.02

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$81.71

match offer

-$544.73

Match offer toward project cost

-$463.02

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$81.71

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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This project will reach 100 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by UPS Foundation and one other donor.

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