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Ms. Livingstone from Durham NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Polar Bears and a Big Red Ball

Help me give my students a giant red ball, a ball pump, pens, blankets and a collection of books about polar bears for a fun and cozy classroom experience.

  • $440 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Middle school can be tough. Socially, emotionally, and academically, there can be lots of challenges for students in the early teen years. My students are learning English and adapting to a new culture while navigating these difficult years, and this creates an extra layer of challenge.

My English language learner students are resilient, resourceful, and caring young teens.

These students have been through a great deal beyond their control in their short lives, but they use multiple talents and strengths to overcome current obstacles. We share hands-on experiences as a springboard for launching into a new language. Investigating STEM topics, history and the arts in our language arts classroom allows my older new readers to develop key reading and writing skills with age-appropriate materials.

My Project

We need to add some warmth and some fun to our classroom. The cozy polar bear print throws will be used to snuggle up while reading, and they will also provide examples of different moods created by images of the same animal.

A giant inflatable red ball has always been a favorite of my students, and I can't think how we've gotten this far in the year without one.

We'll use it after school and during reward activities to burn off some steam and learn how to better get along with one another. The colorful pens will help make writing more fun for students.

My students have been learning about the impact of global warming on polar bears. The collection of easy-to-read books about polar bears will enable them to build English vocabulary and fluency with books about a familiar topic.

Ms. Livingstone
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
JumpSport Gigantic Fun Ball, Red • Amazon Business $39.95 1 $39.95
AmazonBasics Felt Tip Pens - 24 Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $13.36 2 $26.72
Fassbel Sherpa Throw Blanket Digital Printing Reversible Super Soft Lightweight Blanket Warm Microfiber All Season Blanket for Bed or Couch(50"x60", Polar Bear) • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
National Geographic Readers: Polar Bears • Amazon Business $3.99 6 $23.94
The Polar Bear • Amazon Business $11.92 2 $23.84
Super Soft Fleece Sherpa Holiday Throw Blanket - Cozy, Warm Grey Polar Bear Design Blanket. Eve Collection (50" x 60") • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
NobleHouse Velvet Touch Holiday Throw Fleece Blanket (50" x 60") - Polar Bear • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Penguins! • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Polar Bears • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Ice Bear: Read and Wonder: In the Steps of the Polar Bear • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
DK Eyewitness Books: Arctic and Antarctic: Discover the Polar Regions and the Remarkable Plants and Animals That Survive He • Amazon Business $13.93 1 $13.93
Emperor Penguin (A Day in the Life: Polar Animals) • Amazon Business $6.79 2 $13.58
Polar Bear (A Day in the Life: Polar Animals) • Amazon Business $6.79 2 $13.58
Fitness Factor Small Dual Action Ball Pump - Air Pump for Inflatables with Needle for Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer, Football, and Sport Ball Inflation - 2 Additional Inflating Needles • Amazon Business $12.97 1 $12.97
Where Do Polar Bears Live? (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
Amazing Arctic Animals (Penguin Young Readers, Level 3) • Amazon Business $3.99 3 $11.97
Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet USB Cable - Micro USB • Amazon Business $3.59 3 $10.77

Materials cost

$314.14

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$24.50

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.71

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$373.35

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$65.89

Total project goal

$439.24

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$439.24

2 Donors

-$261.41

Donations toward project cost

-$261.41

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$131.71

Match offer toward project cost

-$111.95

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.76

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$46.13

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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