You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.


Mrs. Mikesell from Albemarle NC is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Second Grade Science Really Matters!

My students need a Matter Book Library, a Matter Activity Tub and a Can Do! Matter Game.

  • $164 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Second Grade Science really does "Matter!" I am a general education second grade teacher in a Title 1 school. The majority of the students in my class come from high poverty homes and half of my students are English Language Learners. Our school was recently put into School Improvement for not meeting the required test scores on our state achievement tests. It is very important to me that I give my students a strong foundation to be successful in the future.

Our school has very limited supplies for teaching Science. There are no textbooks, and only one chart that the teacher uses. We have been supplied with one tub of materials for experiments but after a few years of use many of the supplies have run out. It is very important for our student to have lots of science exposure since they will take a standardized test in 5th grade.

I have asked for books which will help give us a basis for discussion and exposure to vocabulary. The hands on materials will give us a chance to do some science experiments which always help make learning complete. The games are yet another way to have fun with science and review our learning.

Your help with this project will make it possible for my students to have fun while at the same time learn valuable science information. It is important now more than ever for our my students to have a deep love and understanding in the field of science and with your help we can make that happen!

Mrs. Mikesell
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 18 students.

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mrs. Mikesell is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
EE805 - Can Do! Matter Game • Lakeshore Learning $16.95 1 $16.95
FF988 - Matter Activity Tub - Gr. 1-3 • Lakeshore Learning $59.95 1 $59.95
GG867 - Matter Book Library - Gr. 1-3 • Lakeshore Learning $31.50 1 $31.50

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


1 Donor


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


match offer


Match offer toward project cost


Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Albemarle","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[354016],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"NC","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"","proposalId":311829,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":18,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Mikesell","authorIds":{"354016":{"owner":"Mrs. Mikesell","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[311829],"proposalHash":"2107304575","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":96242,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["Mjg5MTM=","MTY5MTc3"],"teacherId":354016,"schoolCounty":"Stanly","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"NC","name":"North Carolina"}}