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Ms. Fong from Oxnard CA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Students Need the Proper Materials in Their Science Classroom

Help me give my students a lab table, plastic lab ware, poster paper, rulers, scissors, and clip boards to support their diverse learning needs!

  • $594 goal

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My Students

I teach at a Title I school. Many students get free or reduced-price lunch. The majority of students come from low socioeconomic backgrounds and may only get the two meals a day they receive at the high school. The majority are also English Language Learners. My students are filled with personality and many have experienced hardship no sixteen-year-old should have experienced. Unfortunately, my students can barely bring in the basics they need to be a prepared learner in class (paper, pencil). But what they do bring is enthusiasm, positive attitude, and imagination. Our campus has a strong sense of community, we really are a family. We even have a supper program where students can eat dinner after school for free.

My Project

My science classroom has enough seating for 36 students. However, I have 38 students, and one year I had 39 and 40 students. The "extra" students have to sit in chairs in the aisle of the classroom. Students always complain when it is their turn to be the "extra" student. Unfortunately, I have to tell them I wish I had more seating but I do not. The "extra" students have to get up and move their chair to hang on the edge of a lab table, making groups 5 students, when really they should be 4 students. I also have 14 students with students with special needs that need a flexible work space.

Having this student lab table on wheels will give my students the space they need when doing labs.

I have a space in my room where this lab bench can be placed on its own. This will help my special needs students that desire a bit more privacy. In addition, I need rulers that do not have metal in them, plastic kid safety scissors, and some lab equipment that is made from plastic so they will not break. Some of my students with special needs prefer classroom items that do not have metal ,or sharp edges, or items made of glass to protect them. Whether a student has special needs or not, teenagers drop things. Having 2 sets of plastic lab ware will be the safest options for my students with specials needs and any other student that wants to use them as well.

The clipboards will help students when we do activities outside the classroom and they need something to write on. I teach biology so we do many activities outside and the students are always struggling to find something to write on.

Ms. Fong
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Learniture Heavy-Duty Flipper Table, 59" W x 23 1/2" D, Black, LNT-TSU3035BK-SO • Amazon Business $307.29 1 $307.29
TOPS Easel Pad, 3-hole punched, white, 15 lb, plain white, 50 SH/PD, 2 per Carton (7903) • Amazon Business $36.67 1 $36.67
Trade Quest Letter Size Clipboard Low Profile Clip Hardboard (Pack of 30) • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
Benail 10 Pack Plastic Cylinders and Beakers Set, Including 5 Pack Clear Plastic Graduated Cylinders (10, 25, 50, 100, 250ml) and 5 Pack Plastic Beakers Set (50, 100, 250, 500, 1000ml) • Amazon Business $10.99 2 $21.98
Clipboards (Set of 10) by Office Solutions Direct! ECO FRIENDLY Hardboard Clipboard, Low Profile Clip Standard A4 Letter Size • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
Scotch 5-Inch Soft Touch Pointed Kid Scissors, 12 Count Teacher Pack, Green (1442P-12) • Amazon Business $12.31 1 $12.31
Charles Leonard Plastic Ruler, Double Bevel, 12 Inches, Translucent Assorted Colors, 36-Pack (77336) • Amazon Business $11.83 1 $11.83

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