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Ms. Knapmiller from Barron WI is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Shrink Cells

Help me give my students shrinky dink paper to help label cells in the classroom.

  • $430 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are a multicultural classroom. The majority of our students receive free or reduced-price lunch. We have a large population of migrant students from various places. The largest group is students from Somalia. For some of our students, this is their first time going to school in America.

Many of our students are trauma-impacted, low-income students.

These students view school as their safe place and a place where they can be themselves. We have a very supportive community that is built mostly of refugees.

My Project

Being able to label plant and animal cells can be confusing for students, to make it fun and hands-on I like to use shrinky dink paper and have kids color the parts and label. We then make the cells into key chains. The students love this activity.

Most students have never seen a shrinky dink paper and get really excited to have something that they can keep.

I print a picture of a cell on to the paper and students look up diagrams of the cells to know how to color the cells with different colored permanent markers. After baking the cells students are allowed to keep these.

Ms. Knapmiller
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Grafix 50 Sheet Sanded Shrink Film Embellishment, 8-1/2" by 11", Clear • Amazon Business $19.95 7 $139.65
Sharpie Color Burst Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Assorted Colors, 24 Count • Amazon Business $11.98 5 $59.90
Sharpie Permanent Marker, Multi Color (Set of 24) • Amazon Business $14.60 4 $58.40
Sharpie Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Cosmic Color, Limited Edition, 24 Count • Amazon Business $16.17 3 $48.51
Paxcoo 150Pcs Split Key Chain Rings with Chain and Jump Rings Bulk for Crafts (25mm) • Amazon Business $11.99 2 $23.98

Materials cost

$330.44

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.96

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$365.40

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$64.48

Total project goal

$429.88

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$429.88

1 Donor

-$429.88

Donations toward project cost

-$365.40

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$64.48

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$0.00

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