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Mrs. Duris from Raleigh NC is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

ROCK'in Fourth Grade

My students need rock and mineral samples to analyze and study the characteristics. The current minerals we have are scratched, making it difficult to complete the scratch test to sort the various minerals.

  • $306 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

As a teacher in an inner-city magnet elementary school, we have a variety of learners ranging from a large population of motivated learners that lack experience and home environments to students who have a wealth of experiences. Our school's diversity is what makes our school so attractive and an exciting place to work and learn.

I have a diverse group of motivated learners who enjoy collaboration and sharing ideas.

I promote teamwork and 21st-century learning needs through effective communication. My students are very active and often sit in groups to encourage communication and collaboration.

My Project

Learning about rocks and minerals is so much more fun when you actually have rocks and minerals to look at and study! Rock and mineral resources would improve students understandings of the rock cycle and provide real, hands-on materials for students. The current minerals that we have are scratched up, making it impossible to complete the scratch test. The scratch test is an important test that helps classify minerals. The science text would provide the connection between literacy informational text standards to the science standards. In addition to the science resources, a math magnetic mat would be very helpful for multiples units such as factors, area and perimeter and fractions because it would allow students to see the visual in a larger format, rather than just their individual graph paper.

Mrs. Duris
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
FE405X - Classroom Rock, Fossil & Mineral Collections - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $139.00 1 $139.00
EE192 - Properties of Earth Book Library - Gr. 4-6 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $43.50 1 $43.50
LC198 - Giant Magnetic Graph & Array Chart • Lakeshore Learning Materials $27.99 1 $27.99

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