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Mrs. Lee from Sumter SC is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Tactile Tactics

Help me give my students 48 composition notebooks to use as an interactive tool.

  • $294 goal

This project expired on February 2, 2019.

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My Students

The students I teach attend a Project Based Learning school and come from diverse backgrounds. They are sixth graders who are inquisitive and posses an array of abilities. They are not always ready or prepared to embark on new learning experiences due to lack of resources at times. However, with a little improvising and encouragement they succeed in finishing what they start.

My students are visual, tactile learners who easily bore with lectures and reading text.

They are more enthusiastic about interactive lessons where their individuality is valued. They are a heterogeneous group of inquisitive, witty, intelligent, out-of-the-box thinkers, which makes them quite special individuals. I love how they ask questions, some of which cause my wheels to turn and wonder. They inspire me each day to incorporate activities where they can use inquiry skills and learn as they understand the how's and why's in science.

My Project

With these new composition notebooks, electric pencil sharpener, colored pencils, and copy paper my students will be able to individualize their work. They will use the composition notebooks as interactive science notebooks, taking ownership of their learning and build a portfolio they can reference for future assignments.

The interactive notebooks will be helpful for students to organize their work and synthesize their thoughts.

Students will be able to take notes and paste visuals of concepts like the water cycle, air masses and frontal boundaries, and create their own weather maps with the correct weather symbols, because they'll have all the necessary resources.

Mrs. Lee
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 135 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Staples Composition Notebook, College Ruled, Various Colors, 48/Pack • Staples Advantage $99.99 1 $99.99
Staples Power Extreme Electric Pencil Sharpener, Heavy-Duty, Black (21834) • Staples Advantage $41.14 1 $41.14
Staples Copy Paper, 20 Lb., 92 Bright, 8 1/2" x 11", White, 10-Ream Case (135848) • Staples Advantage $34.78 1 $34.78
Crayola Colored Pencils, 50/Box • Staples Advantage $8.99 2 $17.98
Sunworks Heavyweight Construction Paper, Asstorted, 9" x 12", 300 Sheets (PAC6525) • Staples Advantage $8.67 1 $8.67

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