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Mrs. Pethic from Manchester NH is requesting a class trip through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Use the Force, Kids!

My students need to understand that science and math ARE the real world!

  • $3,163 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a 6th grade Math teacher in the very diverse district of Manchester, New Hampshire. My students are 6th graders in an urban school district with a heavy refugee and immigrant population. There are over 70 languages spoken at our school.

Recently, our city has been hit hard by the opioid crisis.

Our schools operate with less and less every year, meanwhile, the needs of our student population continue to increase. We face more and more challenges each year.

Even with these challenges, these students display such grit and determination. They are so joyful and hopeful. Middle school is tough for everybody. Five elementary schools merge together and these children must learn to make new friends, embrace diversity, and conquer new academic challenges. I want to give my students the same opportunities and resources as those provided by surrounding school districts.

My Project

"It's not like I'm ever going to use this!....." As a math teacher, I hear this far too often. But we use math every day - to plan, to cook, to build, to finance, to play, TO LIVE! Providing real-world situations for students to connect my math lessons to their own lives is one of my main goals. I want them to experience what they have been learning.

The chance for students to experience these lessons in a thrilling environment would be the Math and Science lesson of a lifetime!

To feel the rush of a coaster or the force of the Turkish Twist and to understand and explain how and why it happens would create the perfect cumulative activity. It could never be duplicated in a classroom. I want to give my students, many of whom have never been to an amusement park, a chance to celebrate what they have learned this year.

Mrs. Pethic
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Component Company Total
Activity Canobie Lake Park $2,619.00

Trip cost

$2,619.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$39.28

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$2,688.28

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$474.40

Total project goal

$3,162.68

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$3,162.68

29 Donors

-$2,253.27

Donations toward project cost

-$1,931.78

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$321.49

Matching donations from our partners

-$890.00

Match offers toward project cost

-$756.50

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$133.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$19.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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