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Ms. Delplanche from Hillsboro OR is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Set the Stage to Engage!

Help me give my students the experience of becoming construction workers and detectives through room transformations.

  • $385 goal

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My Students

My students come from a variety of socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. I serve English Language Learners, students with special needs, low income and middle class families, and TAG students. My classroom is truly a melting pot of learners with a variety of needs. My goal as an educator is to meet these kids where they are at, build relationships, and inspire them to be the best they can be.

"From Little Seeds Grow Mighty Trees", a hand painted phrase on my classroom wall, serves as a powerful reminder of the potential each of my student's posses.

I want my students to realize that they can make a positive impact in their community and the environment around them. To achieve this, I spent hours transforming my room into a national park to motivate my students to put down their electronic devices and LOOK UP! It's time they see the world around them and go on an educational adventure.

My Project

My students are like sponges. They soak up every piece of information they can get. But like all of us, they can become bored with the same routines. To make learning more interesting and to engage the students, lesson need to come to life. I do this with room transformations. My students will be taking on the roles of a construction worker and a crime scene investigator as they work through various reading and math lessons that coincide with these themes.

The construction and crime scene props that you are giving my students will enable a topic that seems uninviting to transform into something the students are excited about and look forward to tackling.

It's amazing what wearing a hard hat, reflective vest, or fake eyeglasses can do for the motivation level of my students. Participation sky rockets, disruptive behavior decreases and smiles can be seen all around. These are the kinds of experiences my students will talk about for years to come.

Ms. Delplanche
Grades 3-5

This project will reach 25 students.

6 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
SIFE High Visibility Reflective Safety Vest with 1 Inch Reflective Strips,Made from Breathable and Neon Orange Mesh Fabric,Universal Size,10 pack • Amazon Business $22.86 3 $68.58
Kids Wizard Glasses Retro Round Glasses Frame No Lenses for Christmas Costume Party Cosplay Supplies for Age 4-12 16Pack… • Amazon Business $25.99 2 $51.98
Homgaty 10 Pieces Kids Handheld Magnifying Glasses Set 6X Magnification Plastic Reading Magnifiers with 10 Lanyard for School Student Outdoor Explorer or Science Observation • Amazon Business $13.87 3 $41.61
VOGRYE Professional Lab Coat for Women Long Sleeve, White, Unisex 2XL • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Nikki's Knick Knacks Sherlock Holmes- Inspector- Detective- Role Play Dress Up Costume • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
REEHUT 7.5 Inch Plastic Sport Training Traffic Cone (Set of 12, Orange) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
108 PCS Fake Mustaches, Mustache Party Supplies Costume Facial Hair Face Mustaches Bulk Fakes Mustache Kids Self Adhesive Novelty for Adults Mexican and Cinco de Mayo Party Costume • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Kristin Paradise 30Ct Construction Hanging Swirl Decorations, Traffic Zone Birthday Theme Streamers, Under Construction Site Party Supplies, Kids/Boy/Toddler First Favors, Stop Sign Road Worker Decor • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
Spy Agents of Truth Footprint Floor Decals Black Shoe Footprint Stickers for School Classroom Decoration 16 Prints • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Colored Masking Tape,Colored Painters Tape for Arts & Crafts, Labeling or Coding - Art Supplies for Kids - 6 Different Color Rolls - Masking Tape 1 Inch x 13 Yards (2.4cm X 12m) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Firefly Traffic Sign Cutouts, for Construction Birthday,or Work Party Supplies. Set of 10 • Amazon Business $7.97 1 $7.97
Beistle 57831 PSI Body Silhouette, 30 by 5-Feet • Amazon Business $7.02 1 $7.02
Creative Converting 725590 Plastic Tablecover, 54" x 108", Multicolor • Amazon Business $6.96 1 $6.96
PSI Lineup Insta-View Party Accessory (1 count) (1/Pkg) • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
Forum Novelties Crime Scene Set • Amazon Business $6.31 1 $6.31

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