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Ms. Zykanov from San Rafael CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sizzling Science for Second!

My students need science notebooks to document their observations and ideas in our study of science and nature. WE need Scholastic magazines and more.

  • $515 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students are eager, enthusiastic, hard working and creative. All of them speak a language other than English at home, and are learning English at school. All of them receive free lunch because of their low socio economic status. My goal is to provide my students with rich educational experiences that support them as they build their reading, listening, speaking and writing skills in English. I also create opportunities for engineering, problem solving and hands on science activities which encourage them to use higher level thinking and academic language. Your support for my students shows that you see their potential as contributors to our community.

My Project

I have been using Science notebooks with my classes for about 4 years. Students learn so much from observing nature and documenting what they see in pictures and words. The notebooks I selected have open space on the top and lines on the bottom. My students will have space to draw, then write about their observations and ideas. We use these notebooks in our classroom research center as well as on hikes outside our classroom. We use these notebooks after field trips to help us document our experiences. The Scholastic Magazines will bring exciting science and current events into our classrom, in a way that will support reading and content area learning.

Ms. Zykanov
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Staples Primary Composition Book, Marble, Grade School Ruled, 9 3/4" x 7 1/2", 100 Sheets • Staples Advantage $2.99 50 $149.50
Scholastic News, Grade 2 (min. 10 subscriptions per order) - 32 Issues / Min. 10 Subscriptions / Grade 2 • Scholastic Classroom Magazines $5.75 24 $138.00
Prang (Dixon Ticonderoga) Colored Pencils, 3.3mm, Sharpened, Assorted Colors, 12/Set • Staples Advantage $1.60 24 $38.40
Dixon Ticonderoga Woodcase Pencils, #2 Soft, Yellow Barrel, Dozen • Staples Advantage $1.76 6 $10.56
Pentel Hi-Polymer Latex Free Eraser, 3/Pack • Staples Advantage $2.49 4 $9.96
Staples School Grade 2 Pocket Folder, Blue, 25/Box • Staples Advantage $8.99 1 $8.99

Materials cost

$355.41

Vendor shipping charges

$13.80

State sales tax

$32.52

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.33

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$437.06

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$77.13

Total project goal

$514.19

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$514.19

5 Donors

-$514.19

Donations toward project cost

-$437.06

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$77.13

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$0.00

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