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Mrs. Turpen from Strasburg VA is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Making Memories and Enhancing Engagment

My students need materials that will help to bring their learning to life!

  • $622 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My classroom is made up of twenty two very different students. We live in a rural area where some have more than others. However, we don't let that define us!

In our classroom we focus on kindness, responsibility and working together.

My students love working together and interacting! They enjoy playing math games with one another as well as working together in their literacy centers. In our classroom we understand that working together and being kind is one of the most important things we can learn.

My Project

I have been reading about making students learning count. How can I make sure my students are engaged? I have so much to compete with when it comes to their outside world that I want to make sure they are just as engaged with my lesson as they are with their video games.

Changing the students environment and doing something unexpected will capture their attention and create a link to that material that they will be able to pull on for years to come.

With the materials I have requested I plan to have many different lessons. I would like to use the surgical hats, gowns and masks to create an operating room within our classroom. With these props we will transform ourselves into doctors to do “surgery” on words, specifically contractions. We will cut them apart and sew them back together. Another lesson is to use the pie pans, table clothes and chef hats to become pie bakers. We will use this lesson to understand the authors purpose for writing, also known as PIE. Finally, the glow sticks, neon tape and vests will be used to create a black light review game. Students will have to show mastery of different content before they are able to collect a glow stick or play a glowing game.

I feel this will help to create life long learners. They will know that a lesson doesn’t have to be the same old worksheet but can have fun sprinkled in. Without engagement students will forget the lesson the second it starts.

Mrs. Turpen
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 22 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
XSHIELD XS0003,High Visibility Safety Vest with Silver Stripe,ANSI/ISEA 107-2015 Type R Class2 Not FR,Pack of 5 (M, Yellow) • Amazon Business $31.50 5 $157.50
ABN Painters Cotton Canvas Paint Drop Cloth, Medium 6’ x 9’ Foot – Protective White Tarp for Painting, Auto, Furniture • Amazon Business $12.49 4 $49.96
Mr. Sketch Scented Washable Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 36 Count • Amazon Business $33.43 1 $33.43
Disposable Blue Isolation Gown Size: Universal Qty: 50 per Case • Amazon Business $32.95 1 $32.95
Disposable 9" Paper Chef Tall Hat Set for Home Kitchen, Food Restaurants, Classes (10 Pack) • Amazon Business $9.99 3 $29.97
Pack of 18 Children's Artists Fabric Aprons - Kitchen, Classroom, Community Event, Crafts & Art Painting Activity. Safe Clean 18 Pack Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Glow Sticks Bulk 300 Count - 8" PartySticks Brand Premium Glow In The Dark Light Sticks - Makes Tons of Glow Necklaces and Glow Bracelets (3 Tubes of 100) • Amazon Business $19.89 1 $19.89
Pacon Card Stock, 8 1/2 inches by 11 inches, Colorful Assortment, 250 Sheets (101199) • Amazon Business $18.98 1 $18.98
Post-it Tabletop Easel Pad, 20 x 23-Inches, White, 20-Sheets/Pad • Amazon Business $18.72 1 $18.72
Neenah Exact Vellum Bristol, 8.5" x 11", 67 lb/147 gsm, White, 94 Brightness, 750 Sheets, 3 Pack (80211) • Amazon Business $17.85 1 $17.85
5-Pack UV Blacklight Reactive Fluorescent / Neon Gaffer Tape Matte Finish • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Kids Indoor Pop Up Play Tunnel,PortableFun Children Play Tent Tube,6 Feet,Perfect Outdoor Toddler Toys,71"x 18"(LxD)(Playhouse Not Included) • Amazon Business $13.66 1 $13.66
Premium 9" Aluminum Foil Pie Pans. Disposable Tin Plates for Pies Tart Quiche. (Pack of 50) • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Hasbro Pie Face Game • Amazon Business $13.39 1 $13.39
Kraft Pro Superior Gaffer Tape Black 2 Inch X 30 Yards, Heavy Duty • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
(6) Plastic Red and White Checkered Tablecloths - 6 Pc - Picnic Table Covers • Amazon Business $9.68 1 $9.68
Marygel 50 Pieces Disposable Procedure Surgical Face Mask(Blue) • Amazon Business $8.21 1 $8.21
Royal 21" White O.R. Cap, Disposable and Latex Free, Package of 100 • Amazon Business $3.89 1 $3.89

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