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Mrs. Perkins from Ardmore OK is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Transform to Perform

My students need tarps, gloves and gowns, glow sticks and glasses, a teepee tent, and other materials that will transform the classroom to engage each learner.

  • $953 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are great thinkers, leaders, inventors, and conversationalists. They are inquisitive and want to know how things work. Our school encompasses 74 miles, and I have students from all socioeconomic groups.

Most students come to school because they have to.

My goal is to create an atmosphere where if students miss, they feel like they are missing out. Engagement is the key to teaching any lesson. If the students are invested, they will work hard. My students shine when they are invested and interested in their learning. They are proud of the work they've done when they have completed a rigorous activity that I have worked hard to get them engaged in. I want to create more of those moments for my students.

My Project

I recently got back from the conference Get Your Teach On. During that conference, the presenters talked about the power of engaging students in the lesson. Imagine taking students with no other frame of reference to the beach. One way to do this is with room transformations. The tent and mock fire will allow my students to go on a camping trip. We will gear up for sentence surgery with gloves and gowns. There will be spy's cracking reading codes with special lighting. We will use the glow products for a black light review. The materials will be used over and over again for different classroom experiences. This will provide high energy engagement in my classroom and the students will be excited to learn rigorous content.

Mrs. Perkins
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 115 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
10' x 14' Dry Top Super Heavy Duty Black 12-mil Poly Truck Tarp item #510140 • Amazon Business $34.99 4 $139.96
Disposable Blue Isolation Gown Size: Universal Qty: 50 per Case • Amazon Business $33.95 3 $101.85
PeerBasics, 10 Pack, Yellow Reflective Safety Vest, Silver Strip (Mesh, 10) • Amazon Business $29.99 3 $89.97
AniiKiss 6' Giant Canvas Kids Teepee Play Tent (Blue Stripes) • Amazon Business $57.99 1 $57.99
50 Aviator Lumistick Glow Eyeglasses - 8 Color Assorted Mix • Amazon Business $12.99 3 $38.97
Mosuch 3 LED Black Battery Operated Stick On Tap Wall Night Light Kitchen Closet White Lighting Sticker Touch Lamp Indoor Outdoor for Closets Storage Rooms Car Set of 5 • Amazon Business $7.74 5 $38.70
BETOPPER Disco Ball Party Lights with MP3 Player Remote Control Disco Lights RGBWOP Colors LED Sound Activated Party Crystal Strobe Lights 6W DJ light for Home Parties Bar Christmas Wedding • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
Neon Nightlife Rainbow Frame/Clear Lens Wayfarer 55mm Light Up Glasses • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
Pool and Beach Party Favors - Inflatable Beach Balls and Neon Sunglasses Summer Party Set 24 Pieces, Rainbow color - NJ Novelty • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
Lumberjack - Channel the Flannel - Buffalo Plaid Photo Booth Props Kit - 20 Count • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
BUDI 200 Glow Sticks 467Pcs Glow Party Favors for Kids/Adults: 200 Glowsticks Party Packs 7 colors+ Connectors for Glow Necklace, Flower Balls, Luminous Glasses and Triple/Butterfly Bracelets • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
200 PCS--21", Disposable Bouffant (Hair Net) Caps, Spun-Bounded Polypropylene, Hair Head Cover Net, Non-Woven, Medical, Labs, Nurse, Tattoo, Food Service, Health, Hospital (100/bag x 2)--WHITE • Amazon Business $15.91 1 $15.91
Neo/SCI 05-2157 Crime Scene Tape • Amazon Business $14.35 1 $14.35
Red Gingham Checkered 12 Pack Premium Disposable Plastic Tablecloth 54 Inch. x 108 Inch. Rectangle Table Cover By Dluxware • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Joyin Toy 36 Counts Tropical Hawaiian Luau Flower Lei Party Favors (3 Dozen) • Amazon Business $13.85 1 $13.85
Stansport Small Hurricane Lantern (Red, 8-Inch) • Amazon Business $10.67 1 $10.67
Beistle 57322 3D Campfire Centerpiece, 12-Inch (3-pack) • Amazon Business $10.59 1 $10.59
Clean Ones 513017 Disposable Poly Gloves, One Size fits All, 500ct, 500 Count • Amazon Business $10.25 1 $10.25
Ifavor123 Racetrack Ground Floor Runner for Party Race Car Theme Accessory Decoration (1) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Lee's Pet Products 20198 KRITTER Krawler Small Animal Exercise Ball, DWARF • Amazon Business $8.97 1 $8.97
Fun Express Stick Props • Amazon Business $7.91 1 $7.91
Magnifying Glasses | 4 1/4 Inch Magnifying Glasses | 24 Pack | Great for Party or As Bag fillers • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Creative Converting Photo Backdrop, Wood Grain • Amazon Business $6.19 1 $6.19

Materials cost

$711.05

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$57.95

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.67

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$809.67

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$142.88

Total project goal

$952.55

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$952.55

9 Donors

-$926.96

Donations toward project cost

-$809.67

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$117.29

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$25.59

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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