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Classroom 213

199-226Cheyenne Peerson

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Florida & Regional Southeast
Donation: $500
Multiple Classrooms


Hurricane Irma caused significant damage to Florida and other parts of the southeast. DonorsChoose.org is committed to helping teachers and students get back to learning as quickly as possible. Your support will help teachers at damaged schools rebuild their classrooms with materials like books, furniture, classroom supplies, technology, and therapy resources. Learn more about the classrooms funded here.

Classroom 212

199-226Cheyenne Peerson

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Orange, TX
Donation: $311
Mrs. Smith's Classroom


Thank you so much for your donation to help rebuild this band! We have our trombone students using this instrument to prepare for our Pep rallies, Christmas Concert, Spring Concert, Concert and Sight-Reading contest, Solo and Ensemble Contest, and All-Region contest. Most of this music is advanced music that requires the F attachment to p lay fluidly and masterfully. 

Our students love the way new instruments look. There are no scratches, it doesn't smell funny, and everything on it works! We showed them the trombone we are receiving, and they were all super pumped and let out some hoots and hollers. All of our trombone players have all been trying to figure out who gets to use the "big boy" trombone first. 

Our next step is to get this trombone and prepare for all of our concerts and contests mentioned above. We have a very talented trombone section here at the middle school; with 3 members placing in the all region band last year. That is the highest individual honor a student an receive at this grade level. We are aiming for a higher number this year, and with this new addition to our trombone family, it becomes a goal we feel good about achieving.

With gratitude,
Mrs. Smith

Classroom 211

199-226Cheyenne Peerson

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Let me start by telling you how truly grateful we are! I wish you could have been present for the reaction from my sweet kiddos when they found out that we had new supplies to use. Cheers erupted from class after class when I broke the news. They were amazed that complete strangers from so far away would take notice, and donate to them.

We have put the markers and watercolors to good use. Kindergarten and first grade spent their time creating beautiful water color paintings. I gave them the freedom to come up with their own designs, and the creativity truly amazed me. The second through fifth graders were tasked with creating optical illusions. We outlined in sharpies, and colored our mind benders with the Crayola markers. It was a lot of fun!

We have many more projects planned, and we can't wait to get them underway. The kids have thoroughly enjoyed having something other than crayons to use. Your generosity has opened up a whole new world of possibilities for them. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

With gratitude,
Mrs. Coulter

Classroom 209

199-226Cheyenne Peerson

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Panama City, FL
Donation: $513
Ms. Smith's Classroom


There are simply no words to describe to you the change I saw in my classroom after your generous donation to fund our classroom library. I was able to use many of the Magic Tree House books to engage my students in U.S. history as well as science. After reading aloud multiple of the Magic Tree House books to my class, we were then able to do character studies on Jack and Annie, looking at how they grew throughout their many adventures. I had students greet me at the door in the mornings and before even saying "Good morning", they would ask if I would have time to read to them. Reading was no longer work to them, as history and science came alive through Jack and Annie's adventures.

Reading in our school is very regimented, and unfortunately, boring for most of our students. Because so many of our students are reading multiple grade levels below where they need to be reading, we use a scripted reading program in multiple groups so the teachers can meet our students where they are and give them targeted instruction. Unfortunately, the stories presented to them are below their interest levels and some of them struggle to stay engaged for 70 minutes every day. With a classroom library, I was able to take time out of our busy schedule and use stories more on their interest levels as well as materials that met science and social studies standards as well.

I had multiple students who especially enjoyed our beautiful classroom library. One of my students has lived in foster care his entire life, and I don't think had ever owned a book of his own. He failed every reading test until shortly after our library was set up, because he wouldn't actually read any of the passages. He would answer the questions blindly, without any knowledge of the storyline or the characters. He was in love with Clementine, and would read and reread those three books over and over again. It almost became an issue with his classmates, because he didn't want to put them back on the shelf so others could read them. I then used poor Clementine as a bribe. I told him that if he did his absolute best on our weekly reading tests and I saw that he was working hard, I would give him a set of Clementine books, one book a month. After 3 months, he was passing the reading tests, had a complete Clementine trilogy, and always had her with him no matter where we went. 

Another student who seemed to be deeply impacted by our classroom library was socially awkward and struggled with making connections with his classmates. He is a huge fan of the "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" series, and part of that is because the main character is somewhat socially awkward and seems to constantly have the worst of luck. Having the entire set allowed almost half my class to read a Diary of a Wimpy Kid book at any given time. I noticed that they would crowd around one another during lunch to discuss the different books and why their favorite book was the best. My student who, at one time struggled to make connections with his classmates, was usually in the middle of the huddle.

A million times over, thank you and thank you again! I was abundantly blessed to see my students prosper and grow thanks to you and your generosity.

With gratitude,
Ms. S.

Classroom 208

199-226Cheyenne Peerson

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Singer 2277 Tradition Sewing Machine with Automatic Needle Threader (5)


Thank you for the donation to supply the sewing machines. The students are so excited about the activities that we are doing with them. We have close to 90 students and had to limit the Fun activity one day to 45 students, with the promise of more opportunities in the future. With volunteers coming in to help them understand how to use the machines, the students are learning and excited.

I have incorporated the sewing into my math measurement unit and they can't wait to get the work part done, so they can begin to make their pillows (all about the area and perimeter and real world implementation). After we each make pillows, they are bringing in their favorite materials, along with some donations, to make shorts and skirts during the last few weeks of school.

Thank you so much for giving these kids opportunities, that they may never have had. We really do appreciate it.

With gratitude,
Mrs. Jones

Classroom 207

199-226Cheyenne Peerson

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Temple, TX
Donation: $412
Mrs. Martinez's Classroom


Our students are so motivated to read right now so they can use the sewing machine and electronic paper cutter! We have made many projects... from fraction quilts to research projects and the list is growing! The looks on their faces when their ideas come to life in their projects is just unreal. Many of our students have never seen an electronic paper cutter or a sewing machine before. It's just amazing the possibilities that have opened up for our students due to your donation. Thank you so much for your donation to our students and our school.

With gratitude,
Mrs. Martinez

Classroom 206

199-226Cheyenne Peerson

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Nikon D5300 DSLR Camera with 18-55 Lens and AF-P Nikkor 70-300 Lens + Wide and Tele Lenses, Flash and Holiday Kit
Transcend USB 3.0 SDHC/SDXC/microSDHC Card Reader, TS-RDF5K (4)


My students and I are so thankful for your donations! The Nikon camera that was purchased for our class has been such a blessing. The Advanced Placement Studio Art students use it everyday. Thankfully, the package purchased included an extra battery because they use it in every class period. Some students have used it to take pictures of their hand drawn artwork. Other students are creating art using the camera as their "medium." 

Because it is has both automatic and manual capabilities, the students have even learned how to use aperture and shutter speed settings to enhance their pictures. Those students tease about knowing what it was like in the "old days." Other students are enjoying the ease of use in the automatic functions and in the wide angle & telephoto attachments. They have been so excited to use the "BIG" camera as they refer to it.

The students feel so professional and though they can't afford the technology at home, they are trying out new apps on their cell phones just so that they can use what they've learned with temperature, ISO and shutter speed settings. It has impacted these students and has enticed other into taking my class. Three students just this week have approached me about doing a photography class. 

We can not thank you enough for the change you have contributed to in this group and future groups of art students.

With gratitude,
Mrs. LeGros

Classroom 205

199-226Cheyenne Peerson

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Thank you so much for sharing with my students. We have been using the materials that you so generously donated to our class. We have just finished all of the science units for the year and we are reviewing and going over curriculum that the students haven't mastered yet. 

We have been graphing the weather everyday using the weather boards. We have recorded the current weather and producing forecasts. It is beneficial for the students to get to make these predictions. We have reviewed reflection and refraction. The mirrors and prisms were a huge help, before the grant I had one prism for 22 students. When the topic of ecosystems was studied, the biome posters were a beautiful and informative addition to the classroom. It was a great way to compare and contrast the different ecosystems. One of the new items we received has been a huge hit, the students love the friction ramp.

I waited to open up the boxes with my students, you should have seen their little faces. It was "science Christmas ". They helped me label everything and then the playing started. These materials have brought so much excitement to the lab.

These materials will continue to enhance my science classroom. As soon as the STAAR exams are over we are going to create tv weather reports with the weather stations. This will be a fun and creative project as we wind down the school year. Words can't express my gratitude and sincere appreciation for your willingness to help my students in their pursuit of excellence. Thank you so much.

With gratitude,
Mrs. Smith

Classroom 204

199-226Cheyenne Peerson

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The students are so excited for their performance this week. They have been working so hard and thank you with all their heart for your kind donations. The students have been working on learning how to set up the sound and how to perform with their hands-free from holding the mics. The students were overjoyed from your kind gifts and would like to thank you from the bottom of their hearts for your donations. 

The show the students are putting on is called The Black and Gold Chorus. Every year we have a different theme. This year's theme is Musical Extravaganza, where the students will be acting, dancing, and singing out scenes from multiple musicals and Disney movies. The favorite so far is "Cooties" from Broadway's Hairspray. With the stands, we now have the ability to set up mics around the stage to capture the full performance of the choirs.

With gratitude,
Mrs. Brewer's class

Classroom 203

199-226Cheyenne Peerson

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I wish there were words to describe how thankful we are. This band program exists because of donors like you. Our Numark NVII is a game changer here at our school. It has enabled us to move on to the next step in writing and producing new music in our music classes, provided us with a real opportunity for kids to learn a way to make money outside of school and given us a way to teach kids a whole culture of music without the expensive replacements of needles in real turntables. You will see the results for years to come. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

With gratitude,
Mr. Horn

Classroom 202

199-226Cheyenne Peerson

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The day I brought the art easel into the classroom, I was determined to put it up myself. I got all but one side completed and needed help to finish putting it together. The easel sat in the classroom for a couple of days while I sought aid. The first day the kids walked in to see it, they were so excited! But it also taught them patience, because they had to wait for someone to help us finish the project. 

The first week it was up, it was apparent that this new addition to our classroom was just what we needed to keep our social center time running smoothly. As I was helping a student, I heard, "I'm gonna paint a dinosaur!" And she did! A big green dinosaur filled her paper and a she smiled from ear to ear. By the end of the year and the end of the ream of paper, I had a group of kids ready to paint, but I was short 1 piece! Two sweet boys in my class said, "We'll paint together!" And they had more fun painting with each other than they ever had painting alone! They went to work and what came out was a Big Black Hole....which then got our class into quite the discussion! EVERYONE wanted to know what a black hole was!

What came of your donation, is exactly what you were hoping for--love, laughter, imagination, creativity and pure childhood joy. I wish every teacher could have such an amazing addition to their classroom! It is with sincerity that I thank you for your kindness and generosity.

With gratitude,
Ms. Denny

Classroom 201

199-226Cheyenne Peerson

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Lehigh Acres, FL
Donation: $340
Mrs. Francis' Classroom


The Jaguar Sewing Club is expressing sincere gratitude for the supplies we received from you. The sewing machine, seam rippers, scissors, zippers and rotary cutter equipped us to practice the Art of Sewing. We sincerely regret the inability to publish six photos (the minimum needed to publish) because we did not receive permission from students and parents to publish photos. We have pictures of projects, for example; a pillow used for a dog's bed, and a body pillow made exclusively for a 7 year old girl, but we needed at least 6 photos. For the upcoming school year, we will keep in mind to receive student/parent permission to publish student faces, or take pictures excluding faces for the "Thank You Note". 

With gratitude,
Mrs. Francis

Classroom 200

199-226Cheyenne Peerson

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Legato Digital Piano with ESS1 Essentials Pack - Woodwind and Brasswind


As you can see from the pictures shared we have a room set up for the pianos we have received so far. As of now we only have a few piano keyboards so they are being used as a sort of club. The kids who are really into piano come in before school in the mornings and learn their favorite songs. Currently during the school day the piano time is limited but there are a few students who have created their own projects to do with the pianos in place of a music appreciation project. All of the students involved with the pianos are motivated to learn and are truly enjoying themselves on them. 

The students were happy to see the pianos when they first arrived, it's always fun to see students react to something new. Some students smiled and stared, others right away had to figure out what each button did to the sound and what each feature was. In the mornings there are always a few students that just watch the other students play and make comments. You can see the interest of other students start to build as they see their friends playing songs they know from movies or the radio.

Currently we are looking into a way to circulate the students in general music classes so they each get a chance to experience playing on the keyboards at least once. This will most likely include a sort of worksheet they can complete as they learn the keys of the piano and a simple song. A longer term goal will be to increase the number of piano keyboards so it will become a more prominent part of class and so kids will get more time with the pianos and be able to use them to learn the basics of music theory and enjoy making music. Thanks for your donations that made this possible and I hope you'll consider contributing in the future as well.

With gratitude,
Mr. Y.

Classroom 199

199-226Cheyenne Peerson

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Thank you for your donations! Everyone was very excited to use the multicultural markers and crayons. Our multicultural self portrait project was a blast to make and the students appreciated being able to show off their skin color with the new materials. If you had been in our classroom when we started our self portraits, you would have seen a million excited, glowing faces awaiting the new diverse boxes of coloring materials. The positive energy was abound as the coloring sticks came out of their boxes and the children took them in their hands. This was the moment they've been waiting for since the dawn of this Donor's Choose fundraiser. This was it! The only disappointment for the children was that they could not adopt the coloring sticks and bring them home. But, they can glory in their presence in our art room and that's just what they plan to do. That is, until the coloring sticks are all used up. 

We thank you for all you do.

With gratitude,
Ms. Roman

Classroom 198

171-198Cheyenne Peerson

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Today I received more hugs and praise than ever before because today we got to use our new art supplies. Each one of those hugs and smiles and compliments were really for you though. I just received them on your behalf. 

The children were ecstatic with what they received. "Wow!, All this?, For us?, We can keep it?, This is cool! Do you like mine?" were just a few of the sounds you might have heard coming from my classroom as we opened and used our new metallic markers and color sticks. We had "smile for miles" as we designed and created our robots to go along with this week's theme for literacy. 

Your help in providing these materials for my children has a tremendous impact on who they will become. Just today a girl told me if she had $100 she would give it to other people. She is smart and capable and I believe one day she will be able to return the kindness you have shown her.

With gratitude,
Mrs. Renny

Classroom 197

171-198Cheyenne Peerson

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GoPro Hero5 Black
Cyberlink PowerDirector 15 Ultra

Q3 Telescoping Selfie Stick with Tripod Stand for GoPro Hero
Carrying Case for GoPro

 


I want to thank you again for your generous donation of the GoPro Camera, case, tripod, and video editing software. 

We live in a very low income area and live an hour from any larger town, so it is sometimes difficult to take students out into the world for new experiences. Since receiving the materials, my students have been engaged in so many aspects of movie making. We brainstormed lists of ideas for movies. We then voted on the top 3 ideas. Then, the students decided which idea appealed to them. After that they wrote scripts, created characters, made a list of needed props, and even explored some websites for good sound effects. Their enthusiasm over this projects is amazing and every student is totally engaged. 

Thank you so much for making this possible. These materials will add excitement and engagement for many years to come!

With gratitude,
Mrs. Johnston

Classroom 196

171-198Cheyenne Peerson

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Thank you so very much for the amazing gift of the paper presser! Now students have presentable art work that has been pressed flat after painting, they can make paper and then flatten it with the paper presser, as well as use their art books now instead of having to use the books to flatten art work. The students were so excited when we received it & had lots of questions about it. We will be making books next year and using it to flatten the paper we make. Your company is helping to increase literacy skills in the underprivileged youth. When we were writing the thank you notes students were thrilled that a company was interested in their well-being and invested money in them. Thank you from all of the students and myself at Horizon Science Academy Middle School (a Kindergarten through 8th grade school).

With gratitude,
Mrs. Harbert

Classroom 195

171-198Cheyenne Peerson

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Thank you for the donation! this has helped our art classes tremendously. The basic necessities such as rulers, scissors, and paper has allowed the students the opportunity to play with water color pencils and soft pastels from the materials you paid for. The students where ecstatic to learn new materials and see what a difference it makes using different paper. So far with the new materials we have completed 2 art projects. We have used the water color paper, water colored pencils, and the pastel paper. 

The next art projects the students will be doing is using a lot of the materials to create a one point perspective drawing. Now that we have rulers they are able to use them to make their drawings. 

Again, we are so thankful for your donation. We could have not done it without you.

With gratitude,
Ms. Zumbo

Classroom 194

171-198Cheyenne Peerson

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The Mustang MakerSpace has been buzzing with creativity with the 3D Doodler pens funded. The Mustang MakerSpace has been open in the AM before school, noon hours, and after school times, along with during their regular library scheduled times. Needless to say the pens have certainly been used a lot! I also provided challenges that stretched their imagination. 

With the Bloxel sets donated, students first entered the Bloxels national contest "KVGM17", in which they had to design video games based on "what the future holds for them". Games created included animating characters--as heroes & villains, designing hidden caves and secret levels, and writing story lines such as a "Mission to Mars", Revenge of the Evil Peanuts & more! Out of the 2,500 entries, our students did not win, but wanted a school-wide contest. So, they continued to work on their games and many students at Lake Agassiz voted on their favorite game. The winners were so excited when they won their very own Bloxels sets. 

We also held "Lake Agassiz STEAM days" in April. Students in grades 3 & 5 classrooms taught K and grade 4 students how to create and play their video games created with the Bloxels sets. This was such a powerful learning experience that promoted "Everyone's a teacher, everyone's a learner".

The students and myself thank-you very much for donating and supporting the "creativity" these items have provided for many students at Lake Agassiz Elementary School. Know that it brought smiles to kids faces, excitement, and learning opportunities that otherwise could not be experienced.

With gratitude,
Mrs. Johnson