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Ms. L. from Chicago IL is requesting a class trip through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sky High Students

The cost of a fieldtrip to the Hancock observatory, including transportation, is $294, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $294 goal

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I teach the gifted/accelerated first grade class at Oliver Wendell Holmes Elementary School in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood. 95% of my school's student body is low income. Many of my students have not ventured far beyond our school's attendance area. Earlier this year, my students and I took a field trip to Chicago's Field Museum of Natural History. As our bus headed north towards downtown, the students gaped in awe of the skyscrapers we passed. That gave me an idea: why not give my students a bird's eye view of their city? As part of our unit on geography, I'd like to take my students of a field trip to the John Hancock tower. I've chosen the Hancock over the Sears Tower because it has an outdoor (screened in) Skydeck and a nearby playground where we can eat lunch on the shore of Lake Michigan. This field trip will give my students a potentially once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore their city from a different angle- and a field trip they will not soon forget!

Ms. L.
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 19 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Destination Partipants Total
John Hancock Tower in Chicago, IL
(admission to the Hancock observatory. From there, we'll be taking in the view on our own.)
19 students and 3 chaperones $218.00

Trip cost

$218.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$240.88

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$52.88

Total project goal

$293.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$293.76

1 Donor

-$277.01

Donations toward project cost

-$241.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.01

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$16.89

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$0.00

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