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Ms. A. from Chicago IL is requesting a class trip through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Land, Air, and Sea

The cost of a trip to the Chicago Children's Museum, including transportation and lunch, is $389, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $389 goal

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My first graders would learn so much from a field trip to the Chicago Children's Museum! I teach at Oglesby Elementary in a low income community. Most of my 31 children have never left their neighborhood. Our school is lacking in many resources. We have no art, music, science or computer lab, or even recess. In the classroom I do all I can to make learning come to life, but I can only do so much with limited resources. Children learn best by doing. The Children's Museum provides so many ways for children to explore and discover in the areas of science, social studies, art, and physical education. I believe this trip could open many doors of curiosity and get my first graders excited about learning. In the Inventing Lab students will use gadgets and gizmos to invent their own creations. They will get to discover bones in an authentic excavation pit at the Dinosaur Expedition. In Water Ways students will work with pulleys, pumps, and wheels to demonstrate how we manipulate the power of water. Art and technology come to life in the Big Backyard. Imaginations will sore in Kids on the Fly, an aviation themed playground. Physical and mental challenges await at the Climbing Schooner, 3 floors of ropes and tubes. I believe the experiences from this field trip will make a huge impact on the lives of my students. Science and social studies will be learned in a whole new way. Curiosity will be sparked and a love of learning ignited!

Ms. A.
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 31 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Destination Partipants Total
Chicago Children's Museum at Navy Pier
(A day of exploration at the Children's Museum, students' lunch, transportation)
31 students and 6 chaperones $293.50

Trip cost

$293.50

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$318.77

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$69.97

Total project goal

$388.74

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$388.74

1 Donor

-$366.59

Donations toward project cost

-$319.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$47.59

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$22.43

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$0.00

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