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Mrs. Terlop from Washington DC is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Old Versus New - Experiencing Technology of the Past

My students need quills, ink, sealing wax, rock salt, and baby food jars!

  • $188 goal

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My Students

I have the privilege of teaching at an elementary school in Southwest Washington, D.C. We are a Title I focus school. We have some truly phenomenal students at our school who come to school each morning full of energy, questions, and wonder. They are truly amazing humans and deserve all necessary support to meet their goals.

Our final unit of the year is old versus new - a unit where students will get to experience technology from other eras.

My aim is to give them hands-on experience with items from an older era.

My Project

Our final unit of the year involves students looking at technology and how it has progressed over the years. We will be not only looking at modern technology (typing, computers, and the internet), but also day to day technological advances.

Before there were typewriters, there were quills and ink!

My aim is to expose my students to the amount of effort it took to write a letter, and the importance of penmanship. In addition to writing with a quill and ink, students will be sealing their letters with sealing wax and a stamp!

Why do we need rock salt? To make ice cream of course! By taking time to create butter and ice cream from scratch, I think my students will begin to understand that we have things easy in 2018, and it used to take a lot of time and effort to complete simple tasks.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Antique Dip Feather Calligraphy Pen Set, FINETY Feather French Quill Kit with Ink and 5pcs Metal Nibbed Calligraphy Pen Set Writing Quill Ink Dip Pen, Ink Included • Amazon Business $16.98 4 $67.92
Ball 4-Ounce Quilted Crystal Jelly Jars with Lids and Bands, Set of 12 - 2 Pack (Total 24 Jars) • Amazon Business $25.45 1 $25.45
Samyo Stamp Seal Sealing Wax Vintage Classic Old-Fashioned Antique Alphabet Initial Letter Set Brass Color Creative Romantic Stamp Maker (T) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
MORTONS SALT ROCK 4 LB Pack of 2 • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32

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