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Ms. Johnson from Salt Lake Cty UT is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

We Are Thirsty for Knowledge!

Help me give my students water bottles and Scholastic magazines! My students need a safe way to drink water throughout the day as they are learning to read and learning about the world around them.

  • $404 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Teaching in a low-income/high poverty school presents many challenges. My students face many challenges inside and outside the classroom. Though they face so many challenges, I try to keep things in my classroom simple and have a routine that they feel good with.

My students are hard-working, spontaneous, and very creative.

They love to move, talk, read, work with their little hands, and receive lots of positive attention. There are many students in my class who are being raised by a single parent or grandparent, some who don't have a home to go to and receive free lunch and breakfast because of their socioeconomic status. These and other things often prevent my students from being successful in school early on in their educational careers. But once they walk into my classroom I focus on their strengths and we celebrate all their accomplishments no matter how big or small. By doing this they feel empowered and they gain a positive attitude about learning. I am hopeful that through the creative and positive way I run my classroom they will continue along their path learning.

My Project

My students are thirsty throughout the day and it just isn't safe to use the drinking fountain to get drinks. Not all of my students have water bottles they can bring to school. I want to help them get a safe drink of water at school by helping provide them with a fun and easy to use water bottle to help them stay hydrated while they learn to read using the Scholastic magazine!

They are thirsty for not only water, but for knowledge about the world around them!

Scholastic magazines will help them learn sight words, about the world around them, and how to discuss things they learn with others (peers or adults in their lives).

Ms. Johnson
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 24 students.

7 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Let's Find Out®, Kindergarten (minimum 20 subscriptions per order) (Digital + Print) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $5.95 24 $142.80
Zak Designs 16oz Riverside Beach Life Kids Water Bottle with Straw and Built in Carrying Loop Made of Durable Plastic, Leak-Proof Design for Travel, 2PK Set, Surf Boards-Palm Trees • Amazon Business $13.42 6 $80.52
Zak Designs 16oz Riverside Desert Life Kids Water Bottle with Straw and Built in Carrying Loop Made of Durable Plastic, Leak-Proof Design for Travel, 2PK Set, Cactus-Flamingo Pineapple • Amazon Business $11.77 6 $70.62

Materials cost

$293.94

Vendor shipping charges

$14.28

Sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.41

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$342.63

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$60.46

Total project goal

$403.09

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$403.09

6 Donors

-$201.54

Donations toward project cost

-$171.31

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.23

match offer

-$201.55

Match offer toward project cost

-$171.32

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.23

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$0.00

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