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Ms. Hawman from Dallas TX is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Transforming Student Learning: Setting the Stage to Engage

Help me give my students the materials to have rich, engaging learning opportunities through room transformations that really come alive!

  • $325 goal

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My Students

My students are some of the sweetest kiddos out there! We are a Title I school located in Dallas, Texas with a diverse student population made up of mostly English and Spanish speakers. We have students from all over the world who are engaged and excited about learning and being at school. My students have hearts and minds that are bigger than Texas!

I really wish to engage my students this year in math with more room transformations and experiences!

My Project

Students learn best when they have learning experiences, not just lessons. I have found that on days when our room is turned into a restaurant or jungle, my students grasp onto the concepts easier and are highly engaged with their learning. Transforming my classroom will increase student involvement and curiosity in the math content I teach.

All of our transformations will focus on different aspects of math throughout the year in an engaging way!

The Italian restaurant allows students to review what we know about fractions while seeing how fractions are used in real life. The checkered tablecloths and the chef hats allow them to play the part. The campfire makes our camping transformation come to life and will give us a cozy place to gather and learn. The construction cones, tape, helmets, and vests will create a construction zone that will "cement" area and perimeter in their minds.

I can't wait to create a learning experiences that will stick with them long beyond fourth grade with your help!

Ms. Hawman
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
XSHIELD XS0008-10,High Visibility Safety Vest with Silver Stripe,ANSI Class Unrated,Universal Size,Pack of 10 (Orange) • Amazon Business $26.98 4 $107.92
2 Pack Construction Zone All Over Print Birthday Plastic Table Cover, 54 x 108, Yellow/Black/Gray • Amazon Business $17.99 2 $35.98
bintiva Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion/Exercise Fitness Core Balance Disc (Red) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Chef Hats – 24-Pack Disposable White Paper Chef Toques, Chef Supplies, Adjustable Professional Kitchen Chef Caps for Baking, Culinary Hygiene, Cooking Safety, 20-22 Inches in Circumference • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Made4Sports 7 Inch Plastic Orange Cones - Indoor/Outdoor 7” Flexible Sports Training, Agility, Party, Activity, Traffic Cones - (12 Pack) • Amazon Business $12.48 1 $12.48
XSHIELD XS0100,High Visibility Safety Vest with Silver Stripe,ANSI/ISEA 107-2015 Type R Class2 Not FR (M, Yellow) • Amazon Business $11.28 1 $11.28
Pack of 6 Plastic Red and White Checkered Tablecloths - 6 Pack - Picnic Table Covers by Oojami • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Swanson BT100CAU2 3-Inch by 1000-Feet 2-MIL Barricade Tape Caution with Yellow/Black Print • Amazon Business $10.92 1 $10.92
Rhode Island Novelty Child Construction Hats - 24 Pack - Yellow • Amazon Business $9.97 1 $9.97
Forum Novelties Costume Stethoscope Prop • Amazon Business $6.41 1 $6.41
Beistle 57322 3D Campfire Centerpiece, 12-Inch • Amazon Business $4.61 1 $4.61

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