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Mrs. Arruda from Millburn NJ is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Whiteboards To Allow For Collaboration and Problem Solving In Science

Help me give my students the ability to share their ideas through collaboration and problem solving. Replacing my blackboards with whiteboards will allow them to learn from mistakes, tackle challenges, and grow from their ideas!

  • $254 goal

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My Students

My 8th-grade Life Science students are a bright bunch of kids who are eager and ready to learn. They walk in my room inquisitive, hardworking, and willing to take on the challenges I present to them.

I hope to create a welcoming environment where they feel comfortable taking risks, making mistakes, asking for help, and helping each other grow.

In my Life Science classroom we are using the Next Generation Science Standards to help them become problem solvers and deepen their curiosity about the world and their impact on it.

My Project

I have been a science teacher for 5 years now at my school, and over the course of my time here I have noticed students really struggle with understanding that mistakes are a part of the learning process. With the new NGSS science standards how students learn and are successful in science class has changed. The new standards revolve around problem solving, collaboration, and growing conclusions/solutions based on their discoveries or research. This is helping students to become real world problem solvers.

Problem solving and collaboration when learning science is invaluable!

Unfortunately, I have mostly avoided using the black boards in the front of my room because they are messy and the chalk breaks easily. These black boards have become wasted space. After spending years constantly looking for space for more student collaboration in my classroom, I realized it would be possible if I updated these old chalkboard surfaces with whiteboard film and contact paper! My goal is for students to feel welcome and safe in my classroom so that they can take risks in the learning process and feel supported by myself and their peers. I hope adding these materials to my classroom will help develop this type of learning environment.

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This project will reach 115 students.

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Post-it Dry Erase Whiteboard Film Surface for Walls, Doors, Tables, Chalkboards, Whiteboards, and More, Removable, Super Sticky, Stain-Proof, Easy Installation, 6 ft x 4 ft Roll (DEF6X4A) • Amazon Business $68.60 2 $137.20
Rainbow Duo-Finish Kraft Paper Roll, 40 lb, 48 Inches x 200 Feet, White • Amazon Business $25.34 1 $25.34
White Wood Contact Paper White Wallpaper Wood Peel and Stick Wallpaper Removable Vintage Wood Plank Wallpaper Self Adhesive Decorative Wall Covering Vinyl Film Shelf Drawer Liner Roll 78.7”x17.7” • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98

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