Solid science education is the best inoculation against ignorance.
Project: The Galaxy Around Us
|We try to focus on the main project until it is completely funded, and then move on to the bonus project. If a project doesn't meet its funding goal by its deadline, it dies and any donations to it are referred to their donors to be moved to another project. For that reason, we don't like to split our sometimes limited resources between two open projects. Of course the choice of project to which you donate (if any!) is entirely yours.|
Project: It's Fun to Hold Science in Your Hand!
Supporting Newtown Teachers is a special, open-ended DonorsChoose project designed to support all teachers in the Newtown, CT, public school system. It remains open to donations through June 30, 2013, at which time the fund will be distributed equally to all teachers in that system, for projects of their choosing. The project was organized by the Connecticut Commissioner of Education and the American Federation of Teachers. We will track it until completion.
The fund currently has $60,132 given by 692 donors.
Last week's main project, Supporting Newtown Teachers, is an open-ended project described in the box above. We're glad to see they've added a total and number of donors this week, so we can report its progress as it continues to be available.
All the bonus projects were completed last week with our help:
Connecting Reading to Our World After Hurricane Sandy: Third-graders in Far Rockaway, NY will receive new literacy workbooks and dry-erase markers.
Hurricane Sandy: Show Me The Laptops!: Students from a devastated public school in Queens, NY will have two laptops to work with in their classroom in a different school.
Students in Hurricane Sandy Affected Area Request a Laptop: A science teacher in Jersey City, NJ will get a laptop to safely provide internet access to her students who have none as a result of the storm.
Hurricane Sandy: Help My Students Deal With Their Loss pt 2: A Keansburg, NJ elementary school teacher will get several Chromebook computers that students can use at school or borrow to take home overnight.
Math Learning Tools: Rochester, NY second graders will have Rekenreks (a variety of abacus-like tools) to help them learn number relationships visually.
You can see the teachers' thank-you notes at the links above. Many thanks to all contributors!
See our list of successfully funded projects. We're up to 272!
When projects are not fully funded by their expiration date, donors are contacted by DonorsChoose and asked to choose another project to which to redirect their donations.
We are in no way affiliated with DonorsChoose.org, or any of the classroom projects presented for funding.
You are welcome to use The Inoculation Project avatar as your DonorsChoose avatar if you wish. If you need instructions for uploading it to your DonorsChoose profile, you'll find them in this diary.