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Mrs. Barnes from Mount Vernon TX is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

STAAR Survivor Materials

Help me give my students games and activities for my STAAR Survivor Review.

  • $594 goal

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My Students

My science classroom is a place of challenge and discovery. Students spend this year laying the foundation for many science concepts. They are full of knowledge and curiosity.

All of the students that I teach receive free breakfast.

My students are intelligent. They love to work on projects to prove their knowledge on a particular topic. They think outside of the box and express a desire to learn more. However, many do not have the resources to do just that.

My Project

At the end of the year students are prepping for their 5th grade Science STAAR test. The way our schedule falls, this test comes the week before school is out. To help my students stay focused, I created a 3 to 4-week long STAAR review. I call this STAAR Survivor. Just like in the show, my students are grouped up in tribes and must complete various challenges to earn points and immunity.

In the immunity challenges, students must apply their knowledge of topics to hands-on activities.

I have requested, sheet protectors to keep everything organized, fossils to mine up, a lazer maze for students to show reflection, foam marshmallows and a cooker tubs for students to change the relative density of an object, bandanas for tribes to wear, colored cardstock for puzzle pieces, and latch boxes to store all of the materials in!

Mrs. Barnes
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 135 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
GlareShade Fluorescent Light Filter Diffuser Covers with 10 Magnets for a Flush Fit (5 Pack; Warm White). Eliminate Harsh Glare at Work and School While Improving Focus and Classroom Management. • Amazon Business $29.99 3 $89.97
National Geographic Mega Fossil Mine – Dig Up 15 Real Fossils • Amazon Business $29.99 3 $89.97
ThinkFun Laser Maze (Class 1) Logic Game and STEM Toy for Boys and Girls Age 8 and Up – Award Winning Game for Kids • Amazon Business $29.99 3 $89.97
Houseables Sous Vide Container, Water Cooker Tub, 12 Quart, 14x12x7 Inch, Single, Clear, Polycarbonate, Sou Vide Bin, Food Cooking Tank, Storage Bucket Fits Anova, Joule, Sansaire, Nomiku, Polyscience • Amazon Business $23.77 3 $71.31
Sterilite 19889804 70 Quart/66 Liter Ultra Latch Box, Clear with a White Lid and Black Latches, 4-Pack • Amazon Business $62.81 1 $62.81
500 Heavyweight Sheet Protectors, Reinforced 3 Hole Design with 3 MIL Thickness, Fits Standard 8.5 x 11 Paper, 9.25 x 11.25 Top Loaded, 500 PACK • Amazon Business $33.99 1 $33.99
Neenah Paper Astrobrights Cardstock, 8.5" x 11", 65 lb / 176 gsm,"Vintage" 5-Color Assortment, 250 Sheets, Multi-Colored (21003) • Amazon Business $12.64 1 $12.64
LM 12Pcs Bandanas 100% Cotton Paisley Print Head Wrap Scarf Wristband (Multi Color) • Amazon Business $11.88 1 $11.88
Darice 15-Piece Foam Marshmallow Shapes, 25mm by 30mm • Amazon Business $4.90 1 $4.90

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