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Mrs. Keenmon from Detroit MI is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Taking Learning Outdoors (Urban Area)

My students need drawing (science) journals, ink cartridges, pencils, crayons, index cards, and white paper to help bring the outdoors into our classroom.

  • $694 goal

This project expired on March 25, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Do you remember your favorite teacher in school? Did you have a kind and caring teacher? My students live in an unsafe urban area where they rarely play outside. Just about the only time they do play outside is during school. I need to encourage the love for the outdoors.

My students are mostly bilingual students of Hispanic background.

We also have white and African American students. Our school is a public school where 100% of the students receive a free lunch, a free breakfast, and a free supper if they attend the after school program.

My Project

With these resources I will be able to take my students outside to study what is really going on outside. They don't take the time to look around at the nature that is all around them. Since they live in such an urban setting they don't believe that nature is a part of their lives. I want to be able to help them to explore what is growing and living out in our school yard. Hopefully, this will get them interested in learning more about the outdoors.

This project is important because our youth today do not spend enough time outside playing.

If I can give them some quality time outside they may come to appreciate what nature gives us. In return they will respect the Earth and help to protect it for the future.

Mrs. Keenmon
Grades 6-8
  • Phoenix Elementary Middle School
  • Detroit, MI
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
SKETCHBOOK NOTE SKTCH 60LB 64 SHT 5-1/2X8-1/2 • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $4.55 30 $136.50
SHARPENER HAND HELD • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $2.84 10 $28.40
CRAYONS CRAYOLA 16 COLOR CLASS PACK OF 800 • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $51.73 1 $51.73
EXPRESS PACK PPR 92 GE/102 ISO 20LB 8 1/2''X11'' 2500SH/CT WE • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $36.09 1 $36.09
PENCIL TICONDEROGA #2 PACK OF 96 • Childcraft, Inc $13.91 6 $83.46
EXTREME RULED INDEX CARDS 4X6 • Childcraft, Inc $2.84 30 $85.20
CARTRIDGE INK BROTHER BRTLC612PKS BLACK 2PK • Childcraft, Inc $37.99 2 $75.98

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