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Mr. Whitcher from Tualatin OR is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Not a Bad Seat in the House!

My students need locking table casters for flexible seating choices and blackout curtains for viewing videos and using educational apps on the big screen.

  • $203 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am super excited and energized about my new teaching assignment: STEM! Project-based, filled with choices, group work, problem-solving, and so much more! I will be using my real world experiences in the business and construction worlds to bring credibility to our projects, as well as tons of ideas students and their parents are likely to encounter now and in the future.

One of my favorite movie quotes is from Fred Claus: "There are no naughty kids, Nick.

They're all good kids. But some of them are scared. And some of them don't feel listened to. Some of them had some pretty tough breaks too. But every kid deserves a present on Christmas." That is exactly how I feel about my students. I'd like to add to this quote: some of them cannot see as well as others when we are viewing content on the big screen, and cannot safely and quickly move to a better viewing position. They all deserve the best classroom environment and my best possible teaching. Nothing less.

My Project

After adding a 110" screen to our classroom last year to ensure all students have a clear view of content being viewed or interacted with, we learned that the light from the projector dissipated enough to make the screen content difficult to see, especially on bright days. The existing classroom blinds are ineffective at creating the dark viewing environment needed to make my super large screen more effective for learning. In addition, as a STEM classroom, we have the need for more flexible seating. Locking casters on the existing tables would be a tremendous gift, making it easy and safe for students to regroup with minimal disruption to classroom learning.

Mr. Whitcher
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
MySit 4pcs Stem Casters with Brake Lock | 2 inch Heavy Duty PU Rubber Swivel Castor Wheel Shopping Trolley - Threaded Stem Bolt 5/16" - 1" or M8x25 with Nuts (CasterBrake50_8x25N) • Amazon Business $17.98 5 $89.90
Deconovo Back Tab and Rod Pocket Curtains Blackout Panels Thermal Insulated Blackout Curtains for Living Room 52x63 Inch Black 1 Pair • Amazon Business $24.99 2 $49.98

Materials cost

$139.88

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.10

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$171.98

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$30.35

Total project goal

$202.33

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$202.33

4 Donors

-$189.83

Donations toward project cost

-$161.36

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.47

match offer

-$12.50

Match offer toward project cost

-$10.62

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$1.88

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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