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Mr. Rugenstein from Indianapolis IN is requesting classroom basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Students Learn Science in an Engaging, Safe, and Exciting Classroom!

Help me give my students a wonderful learning experience! The pencil sharpener will ensure student's pencils are ready to go! The headphones will help students listen to online lessons. Dry erase boards make learning fun for students.

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My Students

I love my students' energy and enthusiasm for learning! They are a diverse group of learners that make up a caring community that is striving to do their personal best. Many students come from a humble background and know that education is the key to achieving their goals and making their dreams a reality.

My students are very special as they love to learn about science in a dynamic, fun, hands-on classroom!

The blend of labs, experiments, and the online curriculum makes for a wonderful learning environment. They are hungry to learn about the world around them!

My Project

The use of whiteboards is almost a daily activity in my science classroom. When students enter my classroom, they will use the white boards to answer science questions. The whiteboards allow me to see exactly what they are doing, as well as provide an easy place for them to show and share their work. I have asked for markers and black socks. The socks are used as erasers. The mesh bag will be used to transport the socks home to wash.

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

The science textbook is online complete with many engaging and interactive lessons. The durable headphones will allow students to work quietly and independently.

I use a PowerPoint as I instruct almost every day. The PowerPoint clicker will allow me to walk around the room as I teach highly engaging lessons. During a hands-on lab, I can click to the next slide anywhere in the room.

The commercial pencil sharpener will allow students to have nice, sharpened pencils to use for learning.

The headset splitter cable will allow me to hook my iPod into the classroom speaker system. I like to play classical music when students are working quietly to help set a nice learning atmosphere.

The 4 port USB hub allows for my iPod, iPad, etc. to hook into my Mac computer all at the same time. Then, I can play music, show what is on the iPad on the projector screen while I instruct. This is a highly engaging way to teach that really allows for students to engage and stay on task.

Mr. Rugenstein
Grades 6-8

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bulk Classroom Headphones - 10 Pack - Over Ear Student Head Phones: Perfect for Kids in Classrooms, Schools, Libraries, Class Set (Great Value, Durable, Noise Reducing, Comfortable Fit, Easy to Clean) • Amazon Business $55.99 3 $167.97
Expo 1920940 Low Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, 36 Count, Black • Amazon Business $26.99 4 $107.96
X-ACTO High Volume Commercial Electric Pencil Sharpener, Model 41, Beige • Amazon Business $94.86 1 $94.86
Dry Erase Boards [60pc Double Sided] Lapboards with ClearWipe Coating! Small White Boards - 9" x 12" Mini White Boards for Students, Classroom Teacher Supplies • Amazon Business $76.95 1 $76.95
Amazon Essentials Men's 5-Pack Solid Dress Socks, Black, Shoe Size: 13-15 • Amazon Business $15.50 4 $62.00
Logitech Wireless Presenter R400 Presentation Wireless Presenter with Laser Pointer • Amazon Business $29.50 1 $29.50
Ticonderoga Pencils, Wood-Cased, Graphite #2 HB Soft, Yellow, 96-Pack (13872) • Amazon Business $9.96 2 $19.92
Anker 4-Port USB 3.0 Unibody Aluminum Portable Data Hub with 2ft USB 3.0 Cable for MacBook, Mac Pro/Mini, iMac, XPS, Surface Pro, Notebook PC, USB Flash Drives, Mobile HDD, and More • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Headset Splitter Cable, Gold-Plated & Strong Braided Y Splitter Audio Cable Separate Microphone Headphone Port Gaming Headset Splitter PC Earphone Adapter VoIP Phone -DuKabel TopSeries (11inch / 30cm) • Amazon Business $8.85 1 $8.85
Hard Travel Case for Logitech Wireless Presenter R400 Presentation Wireless Presenter Pointer by CO2CREA • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Whitmor Mesh Laundry Bag White • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

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