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Ms. Helms from Junction City KS is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Lab & Classroom Supplies

My students need lab supplies like pipet aids and microscope slides, and classroom supplies such as sticky notes and dry erase markers to utilize in order to make a better experience for them! I have some fun labs planned that requires some lab pipettes for my students!

  • $778 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My middles are crazy, loving, and forever learners that need that fun science classroom that I experienced at their age! I want to integrate more STEM activities into my classroom to give my students hands-on experiences. I also want to give them a classroom that feels like fun and full of wonder!

My students don't always have the same opportunities that some others do, so I want to bring that into my classroom for them!

We need your help, please!

My Project

I chose a lot of lab resources that I will be utilizing this first semester of the year that my students will be using. I also got a lot of supplies in general that my students use day to day to keep up with how much we use them (like markers and colored pencils). I also included some decoration items in order to make my classroom a more comfortable and fun place for my students and myself.

We would really appreciate the help in building an awesome lab space and classroom environment!

This will help them get ready for high school and lab skills they will need while there. It will also get them ready for college or any other higher ed experience when it comes to science lab experiments and how to do them. Specifically, I am working one-on-one with a graduate student from my local college to build a lesson plan based off of what I teach in Ecology and what he does for his research. We need pipettes and microscope slides to begin teaching them lab skills like prepping slides and to show them a microscopic world they have not been introduced to yet. It is an exciting learning opportunity that these students may not necessarily get from their normal day-to-day lives. I have basic decoration items like border for decoration purposes, a doorbell to make transitions easier, a clicker for pacing through powerpoints, file folders are used to sort papers for students when they are done being graded, and post-its and whiteboard markers are used for an interactive classroom. The large sticky notepad will be used for anchor charts for when I showcase particular skills students will need to utilize for that particular unit. Please help us out as much as you can!

Ms. Helms
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 130 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Pipet Aid • Carolina Biological Supply Company $7.11 15 $106.65
Crayola Broad Line Markers Bulk, 256 Count Classpack • Amazon Business $54.54 1 $54.54
AmazonBasics AMZ401 File Folders - Letter Size (100 Pack) – Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $14.39 3 $43.17
Post-it Super Sticky Easel Pad, 25 x 30 Inches, 30 Sheets/Pad, 2 Pads, Large White Premium Self Stick Flip Chart Paper, Super Sticking Power (559) • Amazon Business $34.14 1 $34.14
Pyrex Disposable Glass Serological, NonSterile, NonPlugged Pipet, 1 mL, Pack of 50 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $17.01 2 $34.02
TREND enterprises, Inc. Black & White Terrific Trimmers, Variety Pack • Amazon Business $14.99 2 $29.98
Crayola Colored Pencil Bulk, 240 Count Classpack, 12 Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $29.48 1 $29.48
EXPO 86001 Low Odor Dry Erase Marker, Fine Point, Black (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $9.14 3 $27.42
30 Hardboard Clipboards, Low Profile Clip, Designed for classroom and office use, 30 Clipboards • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
Microscope Slides, Carolina, Glass, Frosted End, 25 x 75 mm, 0.96-1.06 mm, Box of 72 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $12.96 2 $25.92
Crayola 58-7726 Classic Fine Line Markers Assorted Colors 10 Count, 2 Pack • Amazon Business $6.25 4 $25.00
Learning Resources Super Strong Magnetic Hooks, Set of 4 • Amazon Business $11.04 2 $22.08
Creative Teaching Press Border Safari Friends Jumbo Leaves Ctp 8336 with • Amazon Business $9.71 2 $19.42
SadoTech Model C Wireless Doorbell Operating at over 500-feet Range with Over 50 Chimes, No Batteries Required for Receiver, (White) • Amazon Business $17.50 1 $17.50
ZETZ Wireless Presenter Remote Control With USB & Laser Pointer | Powerful & Ergonomic PPT Clicker Easy To Use | For Microsoft Power Point Presentations, Excel & Interaction With Crowd • Amazon Business $14.94 1 $14.94
Paramecium aurelia, Living • Carolina Biological Supply Company $7.33 2 $14.66
Watercolor Sticky Notes 12 Pack 3'' X 3'' 100 Sheets Self Stick Notes Easy to Post • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Expo 81045 Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, 16-Pack, Assorted • Amazon Business $12.40 1 $12.40
120 Pcs Binder Clips - Paper Clamps Assorted 6 Sizes, Paper Binder Clips, Metal Fold Back Clips with Box for Office, School and Home Supplies, Black • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Coverslips, Plastic, 22 x 22 mm, Box of 100 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $4.05 1 $4.05

Materials cost

$564.34

Vendor shipping charges

$18.53

State sales tax

$39.79

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.47

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$661.13

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$116.67

Total project goal

$777.80

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$777.80

2 Donors

-$580.20

Donations toward project cost

-$493.17

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$87.03

match offer

-$197.60

Match offer toward project cost

-$167.96

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.64

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$0.00

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