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Mrs. Hannah from Broken Bow OK is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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Help me give my students Play-Doh and craft supplies to complete history projects in class.

  • $349 goal

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My Students

My students are from a Title I school in rural Oklahoma where I also grew up. A large percentage of our students live below the poverty level and have rarely experienced the world outside of our local area. They need opportunities to gain new experiences with hands-on learning about the world outside our rural area.

I know they have the desire and ability to learn and grow; they just need the opportunity and the tools.

Exploring ideas in tangible ways is something my students enjoy and have a definite interest in doing. They understand what they need to succeed; they just lack the experience and the tools.

My Project

The materials and supplies I am requesting for my students already have a "home" in my classroom. I just need help maintaining my stock. Consumable items like colored paper, pencils, erasers, and markers are hard to keep supplied. The crafting supplies are used by my students to make projects showing off what they've learned in class.

One of my annual activities is to have the students illustrate the Preamble of the Constitution.

Each student takes a phrase and creates a poster, depicting what the phrase means using words and images. I then hang all the posters in the hallway as part of our Veteran's Day displays. The community always marvels at how well my students express themselves.

Nothing is more disheartening to me than to see a student have big ideas for a project and then find out that I don't have the supplies necessary to complete it. It is even worse when I only have PART of the materials needed available to students. Students need to feel like they can create without being hampered by trying to find the "stuff."

I plan to use the arrowheads, Play-Doh and modeling tools to allow the students to try to recreate the items made and used by the early settlers when we study them as we learn Oklahoma history. Seeing a coil basket and trying to make one are two entirely different experiences! My students deserve to know how their ancestors created the tools they needed to live life.

Lastly, we always need chargers and cables to keep our Chromebooks and tablets ready to use. It may seem like a convenience, but having to keep up with just two charging blocks instead of 2, will save me time and effort that I can instead devote to giving my students authentic learning experiences.

Mrs. Hannah
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
AUKEY Powered USB Hub, Aluminum 10 Port USB 3.0 Data Hub with 12V/3A Power Adapter, 3.3ft USB Cable for MacBook Air, Mac Mini, iMac, Laptop, PC, USB Flash Drives, HDD Hard Drive (Silver) • Amazon Business $33.99 1 $33.99
IRIS 4-Drawer Rolling Storage Cart with Organizer Top, White • Amazon Business $24.05 1 $24.05
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 36-Pack Case of Colors, Non-Toxic, Assorted Colors, 3-Ounce Cans (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $23.74 1 $23.74
(Pack of 10) 36" Wood Double-Sided Meter Stick Yardstick/Meterstick Ruler 36 Inches/Centimeters • Amazon Business $21.00 1 $21.00
Hammermill Colored Paper, Gray Printer Paper, 20lb, 8.5x11 Paper, Letter Size, 500 Sheets / 1 Ream, Pastel Paper, Colorful Paper (102889R) • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Hammermill Colored Paper, Green Printer Paper, 20lb, 8.5x11 paper, Letter Size, 500 Sheets / 1 Ream, Pastel Paper, Colorful Paper (103366R) • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
AmazonBasics Wood-cased Pencils - #2 HB - Box of 144 • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Sharpie • Amazon Business $14.28 1 $14.28
Hammermill Colored Paper, Canary Printer Paper, 20lb, 8.5x11 Paper, Letter Size, 500 Sheets / 1 Ream, Pastel Paper, Colorful Paper (103341R) • Amazon Business $6.44 2 $12.88
BIC Wite-Out Brand EZ Correct Correction Tape, White, 10-Count • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
Exact Color Copy Paper, 8-1/2 x 11 Inches, 20 lbs, Bright Orange, Pack of 500 • Amazon Business $9.72 1 $9.72
Bostitch Multi-Mount Manual Pencil Sharpener, Vacuum Mount or Screw Mount, Orange (MPS2-ORG) • Amazon Business $9.07 1 $9.07
Jasper Arrowhead - Bag Of 25 Arrowheads Replica Modern- 1" Jasper Arrowheads RP Exclusive COA (AM5B1) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Mitsubishi - Boxy Premium Artist Black Eraser Rubber - Small - Red/Blue Sleeve - Pack of 10 • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
Mr. Pen - Pencil Erasers, Pencil Top Erasers, 100 Pieces Cap Erasers, Eraser Tops, Pencil Eraser Toppers, School Erasers for Kids, School Supplies for Teachers, Eraser Pencil, Earasers, Eraser Caps • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

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