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Mr. Brooks from Gaylord MI is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Stay Home, but Stay Engaged 2

Help me give my students props such as a variety of hats (derby, top hat, pirate hat, cowboy hat, chef hat, etc.) acts of prop money to enhance my video lessons from home.

  • $258 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have fantastic students. However, with no notice, we were thrown a wild curve ball. My students are learning from home on a wide variety of Internet capable devices, and I am teaching lessons from a small corner in my basement.

This project will allow my to make my lessons engaging and interesting again.

This project will equip me with a variety of props and special effects.

My Project

A variety of prop hats(pirate, chef, derby, cowboy, sleuth, gladiator, etc.) and fake stacks of money may not sound like necessities in a classroom. However, now that my classroom is a corner in my basement, they are. With this project, even though I am preparing lessons from home, that doesn’t mean I can’t include these props as I teach about discounts from a sales rack in the local supermarket, or about sales tax from a gas pump. I can teach about slopes from Aspen, Colorado, and about distances from a pirate ship. Dressing up while I video my lessons in front of a green screen will definitely keep my students attention. The possibilities are endless.

By donating to our project, you will not only help to improve student engagement and focus, you will ultimately help to increase their academic achievement.

I have wonderful students, but keeping their attention in these times has become a difficult task.

Mr. Brooks
Grades 6-8
Half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Little Seahorse Assorted Party Hats Set of 6 Funny Dress Up & Costume Hats for Adults, Teens, Photobooth, Party, Weddings, etc • Amazon Business $34.98 1 $34.98
UwantC Mens Faux Felt Western Cowboy Hat Fedora Outdoor Wide Brim Hat with Strap Coffee • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Funny Party Hats Pith Hat – Pith Hat Helmet – Safari Hats – Adult Costume Hats – French Pith Hat Beige • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Clapper Board Odowalker Black Clapperboard Clap-Stick Dry Erase Cut Action Scene for Hollywood Camera Film Studio Home Movie Video 7.87x7.87 inch • Amazon Business $16.98 1 $16.98
Rubie's Egg Head Conical Alien Skull Cap, Flesh, One Size • Amazon Business $16.20 1 $16.20
Funny Party Hats Magic Wizard Costume - Wizard Costume Hat, Beard & Wand - Wizard Costume Accessories • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Tigerdoe Sailor Hat - 3 Pc Set - Captain Hat, Pipe & Beard - Ship Captain Costume - Skipper Costume - Yacht Captain Costume • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Sherlock Holmes Houndstooth Detective Hat with, Multicolored, Size One Size • Amazon Business $12.62 1 $12.62
Tigerdoe Pirate Hat with Dreadlocks - Tricorn Pirate Hat - Caribbean Pirate Hat - Pirate Costume Accessories (3 Pc Set) Brown • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Kangaroo Roman Legion Gladiator Helmet- Gold • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
NJ Novelty - Black Derby Hat, 5" Tall Felt Bowler Hat Dress Up Costume Accessory + White Band (Black - 1 Pack) • Amazon Business $9.77 1 $9.77
Motion Picture Money Prop Money Full Print 2 Side $100 Dollar Bills Copy Money Play Money Realistic Money Stacks for Movie, Birthday Party, TV • Amazon Business $9.50 1 $9.50

Materials cost

$185.95

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.79

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$218.74

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$38.60

Total project goal

$257.34

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$257.34

1 Donor

-$109.37

Donations toward project cost

-$109.37

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$128.67

Match offer toward project cost

-$109.37

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.30

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$19.30

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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