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Mrs. Woods from Galt CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Operation Student Engagement!

My students need a snow machine, black lights, surgical caps and masks, and a Sno Cone machine for our classroom transformation days.

  • $973 goal

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My Students

My goal is to make my classroom fun and engaging. I want my students to love coming to school and to be active learners!

I have 24 kindergarten and transitional kindergarten students.

They come to school each day with big smiles on their faces and are ready to learn. I teach in a low-income school with a high number of English language learners. My school is innovative and offers a wide variety of after-school clubs to give opportunities to students that many probably wouldn't have otherwise.

My Project

I believe in making my classroom hands-on, engaging, rigorous, and magical! I am inspired by the amazing educators at the Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta, GA. At least once a month, I transform my classroom into a different place. From a jungle (complete with Jeeps and hanging vines) for our ABC Safari, to a construction zone for building to 100, to an ocean (complete with a boat hanging from the ceiling!) as we study the different zones of the oceans and the adaptations sea animals have to live in each zone. The look on my students' faces as they enter the classroom on transformation days is indescribable. Throughout the entire day, students are focused, engaged, and learning!

"Provide an uncommon experience for your students and they will reward you with an uncommon effort and attitude." -Dave Burgess, author of "Teach Like a Pirate"

I am requesting a snow-making machine for our Snow Day transformation and our weather unit kickoff. Students will walk into our classroom with snowflakes coming down around them. This will help to create our classroom magic. The black lights will be used in our blacked out room for our Glow Day centers as students do "glow" centers with glow sticks (to build sight words" and highlighters for glowing word work. The sno cone machine will be used for one of the centers at our carnival day where students will play review games. It will also be used for Snow Day to create real snowballs for our engineering snowball races. The blood bags and face masks will be used to transform my students into surgeons as they fix sight words and cvc words to "save" patients. All of the requested items will help me to transform my classroom and as Hope King says, "Set the Stage to Engage!"

Mrs. Woods
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 48 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Paragon Simply-A-Blast Sno Cone Machine for Professional Concessionaires Requiring Commercial Heavy Duty Snow Cone Equipment 1/3 Horse Power 792 Watts • Amazon Business $379.66 1 $379.66
Black Light, OPPSK 27W 9LED UV Bar Glow in the Dark Party Supplies for Blacklight Party Birthday Wedding Stage Lighting • Amazon Business $32.77 4 $131.08
Froggys Fog - Pro Snow Machine - Completely Variable Output Flake Size - You Choose a Flurry, a Blizzard or Anything in Between • Amazon Business $129.99 1 $129.99
H.YOUNG Reusable Blood Pack Drink Container/Bag with Fast Filling Funnel For Party Hallowen Children Funny Decoration by H.YOUNG • Amazon Business $9.29 5 $46.45
100 Pcs Disposable Earloop Face Masks Dental Surgical Hypoallergenic Breathability Comfort-Great For People With Allergies And The Flu • Amazon Business $10.99 3 $32.97

Materials cost

$720.15

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$65.89

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.80

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$826.84

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$145.91

Total project goal

$972.75

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$972.75

1 Donor

-$413.42

Donations toward project cost

-$413.42

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$486.38

Match offer toward project cost

-$413.42

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$72.96

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$72.96

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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