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Mr. Kaufman from Van Nuys CA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Visualizing Learning and Becoming Organized

Help me give my students brain cell toys to convey how learning works and trays to organize classwork.

  • $185 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are enthusiastic but often lack the motivation to work on their classwork. They also need support with English speaking and listening. Most are English learners and are struggling in their English Language Arts class.

My students come from a diverse school in a large city.

Part of the school is a magnet with students from all over the city. My students, however, are comprised mainly of residential students from the local low-income neighborhood. Most are English learners, as well.

My Project

The freshman classes have a weekly brain-based learning lesson. We explore how brains and thinking and learning happen in the brain. These stuffed brain cells will provide a tactile element to these lessons.

Students like to hold and play with things while learning; let's give them brain cells!

The stuffed brain cells will be used for demonstrations on learning and as a "talking stick." We pass it around and only the holder may speak. This teaches cooperation and listening skills.

The students also need a way to organize their classwork. These trays will provide means for organizing their class work and notes.

Mr. Kaufman
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
PLUSH BRAIN CELL PETRI • School Specialty $14.19 3 $42.57
TRAY STORAGE 10 X 13 X 3 GREEN PACK OF 5 • School Specialty $15.61 2 $31.22
TRAY STORAGE 10 X 13 X 3 YELLOW PACK OF 5 • School Specialty $15.61 2 $31.22

Materials cost

$105.01

Vendor shipping charges

$10.50

State sales tax

$9.61

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.58

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$156.70

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$27.65

Total project goal

$184.35

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$184.35

2 Donors

-$163.76

Donations toward project cost

-$148.20

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.56

match offer

-$10.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$8.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$1.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$10.59

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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