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Mrs. Sanzone from Waterbury CT is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Science Is Fun!

Help me give my students items to use for Science such as a butterfly kit, soil and seeds!

  • $157 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are energetic, eager to learn, and fun-loving. Despite some tough situations some of my students face at home, they come in everyday really giving it their all. Our school is 100% free breakfast and lunch. Coming from an urban district and a Title I school, unfortunately my students do not have as many supplies and opportunities as the surrounding districts.

The need for imagination, as a sense of truth, and as a feeling of responsibility — these are the three forces which are the very nerve of education.

- Rudolf Steiner

For this reason, I work extra hard to raise money for supplies that will be used by my students. These supplies benefit my students in so many ways, and it also teaches them a deeper lesson of how good the world can be. Over the years when I have told my students that we have gotten a project funded and we were getting supplies, the looks on their faces were priceless. My students are so appreciative, and donations from kind-hearted people really impact their lives in such a major way!

My Project

Although its hard to imagine right now, Spring will be here before we know it! I am requesting some materials to give my students more hands on lessons during Science! The potting soil, seeds and pots will be used when we learn about plant life cycles. The students will each be able to grow their own flowers, then it will be brought home as a gift for Mother's Day! The markers will be used so that the students can decorate the pots before giving them to their mothers!

“We can teach from our experience, but we cannot teach experience.

-Sasha Azevedo

I am also requesting a butterfly garden kit to go with the lesson on butterfly life cycles. Once the weather gets warmer I will purchase the caterpillars so the students can see them transform. Science is so interesting especially when it becomes interactive and hands on. Please help me give my students these materials to help engage them in the content! Lastly I am asking for some St. Patrick's Day novelty items to give my students!

Mrs. Sanzone
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Insect Lore Giant Butterfly Kit: Deluxe 18" Habitat, Voucher For 5 Caterpillars, Butterfly Play Set • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
24 St. Patricks Day Shamrock Sunglasses Green Shutter Shades Clover Glasses Bulk for Kids Adults Party Favors Accessories • Amazon Business $14.98 1 $14.98
Be Amazing! Toys Geyser Tube with Caps • Amazon Business $6.55 2 $13.10
Espoma AP8 8-Quart Organic Potting Mix • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
KINGLAKE 100 Pcs 4" Plastic Plants Nursery Pot/Pots Seedlings Flower Plant Container Seed Starting Pots • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
French Marigold Sparky Mix Seeds, Over 5,000 Seeds by Seeds2Go • Amazon Business $5.88 2 $11.76
30 Colors Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Assorted Colors, Works on Plastic,Wood,Stone,Metal and Glass for Doodling, Coloring, Marking by Shuttle Art • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99

Materials cost

$101.80

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.53

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$133.33

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$23.53

Total project goal

$156.86

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$156.86

3 Donors

-$92.89

Donations toward project cost

-$91.39

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$1.50

match offer

-$49.34

Match offer toward project cost

-$41.94

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.40

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$14.63

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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