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Dr. Reynolds from Charlotte NC is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Superior Science for the Super Scientist

My students need a pencil sharpener, science fair books for project ideas, paper, and board materials for their Science Fair projects. Students also need first, second, third, and participation ribbons for winners of the Science Fair.

  • $598 goal

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My Students

My fifth grade class is comprised of 60 hard working students, many of whom come from single parent, high poverty households and receive free or reduced price lunch. Our school serves students in grades K-8 and features leveled academics, great teachers, and a positive learning environment. We are a school in ongoing academic growth in our state, and one of our goals is to prepare our students for success in high school through project-based learning.

As a teacher in a low-income/high-poverty school district, exposure for these students has been limited due to their environment and family situations.

I am looking to keep things simple and provide my students with creative and meaningful learning experiences through projects.

I have the desire to get students excited to explore the world of science and to learn about the world around them, and this can be done with projects. My students need to expand their capacity for critical thinking because their environment does not enable them to do it. I want them to take pride in their efforts and be willing to challenge their minds for the sake of learning.

My Project

Students love doing projects and competing with other classmates to demonstrate how smart they are and how smart they can be. The Science Fair is a great way for students to demonstrate what they have learned and share their science knowledge. The parents will attend the fair and school staff will encourage their participation which will be a great incentive for student engagement. As for the 5th grade science fair, we need the science fair awards for our students to gain a sense of accomplishment and success for their hard work on their science project. This could be a costly expense that our science budget does not cover, thus, I promised my students that their work will be judged and awards will be given so that they can be motivated to work hard on their project.

The science fair will occur in the spring before the state End of Grade tests.

By having it at that time will bring culmination to a year of science study and bring a burst of enthusiasm to show their science knowledge on the state test also. The fair and awards is a way for students to make the science fair a success for everybody. Thanks for all of the generous support you can provide!

Dr. Reynolds
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Electric School Pencil Sharpener Pro Blue-gray • Teachers' School Supply $71.85 2 $143.70
Diploma Mill - Award Ribbon Participation 6-pk • Teachers' School Supply $8.94 10 $89.40
Pacon Corporation - Array Card Stock Assorted 100 Sht 10 Colors • Teachers' School Supply $17.58 3 $52.74
Diploma Mill - Award Ribbon 1st 6-pk • Teachers' School Supply $8.94 2 $17.88
Diploma Mill - Award Ribbon 2nd 6-pk • Teachers' School Supply $8.94 2 $17.88
Diploma Mill - Award Ribbon 3rd 6-pk • Teachers' School Supply $8.94 2 $17.88
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - Science Projects Grs 5-6 • Teachers' School Supply $13.57 1 $13.57
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - Science Projects Grs 3-4 • Teachers' School Supply $13.57 1 $13.57
Hayes School Publishing - Certificates Science Fair 30/pk 8.5 X 11 • Teachers' School Supply $6.19 2 $12.38
Learning Resources - Transparent Counters 250-pk 3/4 6 Colors • Teachers' School Supply $4.73 2 $9.46
E-z Grader Purple Score Up To 95 Questions • Teachers' School Supply $9.00 1 $9.00

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