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Ms. Roman from Key West FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Waiting for a Close Up!

Help me give my students microscopes that will help them explore plants, bugs, pond water and more.

  • $432 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Welcome to our kindergarten family. We are a diverse group of eager explorers. We speak six different languages, with many learning English this year. We come from many different places, but have so much in common.

We live in a small island community but are learning to be excellent global citizens.

We are very curious about the world around us. We love to work together to solve problems and learn new things. We know that hard work and perseverance will help us reach our goals.

My Project

My students have been learning about the world around them. We have been doing some experiments about the germs that grow on surfaces in our classroom. We have grown the germs in petri dishes. We examined and wrote about what we learned. Students were very curious to get a better look at the germs.

These budding scientists would love to have microscopes to get a better look at what we are learning about.

Students would like to be able to look at insects, pond water, skin and more. I really want to be able to continue to inspire this curiosity and encourage their questioning. Microscopes will help provide my students with the opportunity to explore and learn.

Ms. Roman
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Walter 2051 Field Trip Microscope • Carolina Biological Supply Company $75.60 4 $302.40

Materials cost

$302.40

Vendor shipping charges

$30.24

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.54

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$367.18

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$64.80

Total project goal

$431.98

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$431.98

2 Donors

-$255.62

Donations toward project cost

-$251.87

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

match offer

-$135.66

Match offer toward project cost

-$115.31

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.35

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$40.70

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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