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Mrs. Ayres from Rio Rancho NM is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

To Mars...and Beyond!

Help me give my students the tools they need to complete our Mars project this year. We'll be doing a simulation of a Mars colony and need supplies like duct tape and markers to build our habitats.

  • $378 goal

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My Students

My creative, energetic students are constantly questioning, imagining, and wanting to know more. I am lucky to work with a fantastic group of gifted students in grades K-5. I'm fortunate to work with this same group year after year and to get to watch them grow.

My students have a variety of backgrounds, strengths, and interests, but one thing they all share is a strong desire to learn.

I am constantly amazed at their thought-provoking questions and their ideas for how to solve problems, big and small.

My Project

As part of our year-long science unit, my fifth grade students will learn about Mars and do a simulated colonization in the spring. We need materials for the habitats students build. The duct tape and markers will go toward that. We also need materials for the day we meet up with students from around the state. The lanyards for name tags and the carts for transporting materials will help with that.

My students are curious about the world around them and beyond our atmosphere.

I want to give them this great opportunity to explore and imagine. We have expanded this project to include all 5th graders in our school, so I need some additional supplies compared to previous years.

Mrs. Ayres
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Staples Expanding Folding Crate On Wheels, 16"H x 18 1/2"W x 15"D • Staples Advantage $28.09 3 $84.27
Advantus Horizontal ID Card Holder with Neck Cord, Horizontal, Vinyl, 25 / Pack, White, Clear • Staples Advantage $19.98 4 $79.92
Sharpie Permanent Marker, Fine Point, Assorted, Dozen (30075PP) • Staples Advantage $7.52 8 $60.16
Staples General Purpose Duct Tape, 2"W x 60 yds., Silver (468389-CC) • Staples Advantage $6.99 6 $41.94
Sharpie Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Black, 36/Pack (1884739) • Staples Advantage $20.49 1 $20.49

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