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Ms. Coleman from Florence SC is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Making Waves, Oceans and Landforms

-My students need various supplies for the science unit, including: 9 packs of paper cups, 5 lbs of marine sand, 5 lbs of marine pebbles, 16 qts of potting soil,200 plastic spoons, 10 cans of shaving cream, 50 packages of play-dough, 8 bottles of food coloring, 500 toothpicks, 10 boxes of sugar cubes and 4 tubs of Twizzlers.

  • $307 goal

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My classroom is one of constant hands on activities to encourage all learning styles to flourish in our classroom. I teach 5th grade, all subject areas (self-contained). My classroom tends to be made up of students who typically enjoy and need more hands on activities to help with their learning styles. My classroom is a pilot type program for our grade level within our school.

One major Science concept in 5th grade is Oceans and Landforms. The materials that I have requested go along with our district's curriculum activities that are suggested as incorporated lessons in our classrooms. With today's economic crisis parents who have always been able to help provide extras can not any longer. This has forced me to look even harder for outside resources.

Last year I was able to complete most of these activities with my students during this unit. The test scores for this unit were the highest out of the 4 units that we teach and I fully believe it was because of the extent of the hands on activities that I used in my classroom. There are many materials listed, but it goes over the course of a 9 week teaching period from building shaving cream land form samples, to using the play dough to build the ocean floor.

Your generosity will help my students to go above and beyond the pencil, paper and book learning that many students get. You will make it possible for them to truly get the chance to think outside of the box. Thank you in advance for your time and help.

Ms. Coleman
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 40 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
STRAWBERRY TWIZZLERS CANISTERS -- Twizzlers ; Tub, Individually Wrapped, 36.7oz. • Quill $7.64 4 $30.56
CUBE,SUGAR,PK/17 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $0.86 10 $8.60
TOOTHPICKS - ROUND BX250 • Sargent-Welch $1.58 2 $3.16
FOOD COLORING (FOUR COLORS) • Carolina Biological Supply Company $4.73 8 $37.84
PLAY TIME DOUGH ASRTD CLRS • Highsmith $0.53 50 $26.50
PRAIRIEWARE MED-HVY WHITE SPOONS, 100/BOX -- Prairieware White Cutlery; Teaspoons • Quill $4.76 2 $9.52
SOIL,POTTING,16QT.,BAG • Carolina Biological Supply Company $8.96 1 $8.96
PEBBLES AQUARIA - 1/2IN 5LB/PK • Sargent-Welch $4.95 1 $4.95
SAND,MARINE,5LB.,BX/6 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $26.06 1 $26.06
FOAM,SHAVING • Carolina Biological Supply Company $3.56 10 $35.60
CUPS,PAPER,6 OZ,PK/33 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $2.66 6 $15.96

Materials cost

$207.71

Vendor shipping charges

$20.77

State sales tax

$10.39

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.12

Fulfillment labor & materials

$9.00

Total project cost

$251.01

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$55.10

Total project goal

$306.11

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$306.11

8 Donors

-$306.11

Donations toward project cost

-$251.01

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$55.10

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$0.00

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