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Mrs. Newman from Indianapolis IN is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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The cost of Waterworks Play Kit, Time Book Set, Giant Sand timer and additional science supplies is $1082, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $1,125 goal

This project expired on May 29, 2007.

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I am a second grade teacher at Indianapolis Public Schools #67. I have 26 students currently enrolled in my room and it seems to be growing day by day! My school is located in a low economic community with 60% of the students receiving free textbook rental and free/reduced lunches. The kids in my room come from all walks of life including hispanic(with limited enlish), african-american, caucasian and even special needs boys and girls. I have noticed that for some school is the only place where they feel secure, with lots of encouragement, routine, and high expectations. My kids deserve to have the opportunity to be provided with as many meaningful hands-on opportunities as their counterparts in the wealthier suburban schools. Unfortunately, supplies are sparse. I would like to receive materials to further their curiosity and knowlege in math and science. Imagine how meaningful it would be for kids to acutally FIND out how many cups are in a pint by exploring on their own! We can set up a rain guage outside our window and graph how much rain we had on rainy days! In the winter, we could brainstorm tools we would need to measure snowfall. We could learn about measurement of time using stopwatches! Then we could further extend that activity converting seconds to minutes and minutes to hours. Basically, I would like to teach these skills and state standards beyond using the traditional Judy clocks in measurement of time and making the Gallon Man for cups and pints. (Though the kids love to use the clocks and make their Gallon Men, I want to step it up a knotch!) These guys deserve more and I would appreciate any help in making this a reality! Thank you very much for taking the time to read my proposal.

Mrs. Newman
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Math Toolbox - Primary • Delta Education $179.00 1 $179.00
UTILITY CART, 3-SHELF -- Rubbermaid Utility Cart; 3 Shelf, 200 lb. Capacity, Platinum • Quill Corporation $143.99 1 $143.99
Waterworks Play Kit • Kaplan Early Learning Company $51.56 1 $51.56
Time Book Set (Set of 6) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $46.40 1 $46.40
Liquid Measure Set • Delta Education $27.50 1 $27.50
GIANT SAND TIMER-3 MINUTE • Nasco $22.23 1 $22.23
Graph Paper Roll (100', 2cm square) • Delta Education $18.95 2 $37.90
Retractable Measuring Tape - 60 inches/150 cm (Set of 12) • Delta Education $12.95 10 $129.50
Digital Stop Watch • Kaplan Early Learning Company $12.86 6 $77.16
OUTDOOR THERM/RAIN GUAGE • Nasco $7.42 1 $7.42
CRAYOLA CLASSIC WASHABLE MARKERS, WATER-BASED WASHABLE -- Crayola Classic Colors Washable Markers; Broad Tip • Quill Corporation $3.41 15 $51.15
CLOCK FACE STAMP • Nasco $2.92 10 $29.20

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