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Ms. Hum from Shelbyville KY is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Tools Necessary to Unlock Student Choice Seminars

My students need these tools to participate in high-interest seminars; dissection kits and egg incubator will open their eyes to the world around them and the art supplies will showcase their creativity.

  • $914 goal

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My Students

My students in our personalized learning academy are highly motivated and seeking opportunities to learn and gain experiences in areas above and beyond our curriculum. Our academy consists of students from all ability levels and backgrounds, with students representing many cultures and countries from all over the world.

They love to learn from creating and building understanding through real world investigations.

In order to afford students with these opportunities, we are seeking supplies that our school funds would otherwise not be able to fulfill.

My Project

Many students have shown an interest in life science this year. Two of the most asked questions are about dissecting frogs and hatching chickens or ducks. We're asking for dissecting kits and metal trays so we have the tools to do the dissections during their choice seminar time. These can be reused from year to year as well. The incubator and candling light will allow students to see the whole process of hatching up close and personally learn how to take care of animals as they grow up.

The tools we've requested would help them in their journey towards personalizing their learning in science, art and math.

We also have a lot of very artistic students and I wanted to offer them seminars to teach them techniques and give them time to show their creativity. The brushes and paint we've requested will help them to complete their independent and group canvases. They've been fortunate to have an artist teach them how to build their own wooden canvases and will begin to sketch their designs this week. We're also planning more projects and seminars where these tools can be used.

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

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This project will reach 150 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Incubator Set, Still-Air Picture Window, 110 V • Carolina Biological Supply Company $206.95 1 $206.95
ETA hand2mind Foam Algebra Tiles Bulk Classroom Kit with Storage Tote (Pack of 30) • Amazon Business $64.07 2 $128.14
Student Dissecting Set I • Carolina Biological Supply Company $11.29 8 $90.32
Standard Aluminum Pan with Pad, 7 1/2 x 11 1/4 x 1 1/2 in • Carolina Biological Supply Company $10.75 8 $86.00
LED Egg Candler • Carolina Biological Supply Company $48.37 1 $48.37
BRUSH ROUND NATURAL HAIR CLASSROOM VALUE PACK OF 144 • School Specialty $14.19 1 $14.19
MAGNETIC ALGEBRA TILES • School Specialty $12.28 1 $12.28
PAINT TEMPERA RED GALLON SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $11.35 1 $11.35
PAINT TEMPERA WHITE GALLON SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $11.35 1 $11.35
PAINT TEMPERA BLACK GALLON SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $11.35 1 $11.35
PAINT TEMPERA BLUE GALLON SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $11.35 1 $11.35
PAINT TEMPERA GREEN GALLON SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $11.35 1 $11.35
PAINT TEMPERA YELLOW GALLON SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $11.35 1 $11.35
PAINT PUMP FOR GALLON JARS • School Specialty $1.70 6 $10.20

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