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Ms. Tanaka from Hawthorne CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reaching for the Stars

Help me give my students a class iPad, tabletop whiteboards, PE equipment, and office supplies to help them be successful all year long!

  • $1,351 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Many of my students receive free lunches and their families struggle to meet their day-to-day needs. Despite the challenges they may face at home, my students come to school every day eager and ready to learn and grow.

They are really a wonderful group of sweet, caring, and enthusiastic third graders.

I love their willingness to learn, help each other learn, and grow as a class community. We work together daily to foster a safe, familial environment for them to develop as learners and as citizens.

My Project

My students love technology, and the iPad will help them demonstrate their learning through filming and editing videos of themselves teaching this year's content! They will have the chance to shine as they record themselves teaching the content they have been practicing, whether through "news shows," Reader's Theater, or simple how-to videos.

The whiteboards will help my students collaborate in groups through 360 degree teaching, which allows the students to take charge of their own learning.

They will learn how to effectively work in group settings to work out problems and present their solutions to the rest of the class. The tabletop whiteboards allow them the space to take ownership of their own learning and teaching!

These students are enthusiastic learners, and cannot wait to use these materials to facilitate their own learning discussions in the classroom. The materials in this project will allow them to develop their leadership skills while practicing the content of the third grade curriculum.

Ms. Tanaka
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
PH346 - 24" x 36" Magnetic Write & Wipe Board • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 6 $419.94
Apple 9.7-inch iPad Wi-Fi - 6th generation - tablet - 32 GB - 9.7' • Best Buy Education $329.99 1 $329.99
24-ft. Parachute • Nasco $91.95 1 $91.95
Scotch TP3854-200 Thermal Laminating Pouches, 3 mil, Letter Size, 200/Pack • Staples Advantage $44.38 1 $44.38
PP181 - Giant Classroom Timer • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
Tachikara 8-12 in. Playground Balls • Nasco $30.95 1 $30.95
Post-it Super Sticky Full Adhesive Notes, 3" x 3", Assorted Colors, 16 Pads/Pack (F330-16SSMX) • Staples Advantage $19.09 1 $19.09
RHINOskin Mini Molded Foam Ball • Nasco $14.95 1 $14.95
Post-it Super Sticky Notes, 3" x 3" Marrakesh Collection, 90 Sheets/Pad, 5 Pads/Pack (654-5SSAN) • Staples Advantage $6.82 1 $6.82

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