Donors Choose: Updates! Pictures! Notes!

I’m getting a flood of notes from very pleased teachers, and since it was your efforts that made them happy, I thought I should share.

Mrs. K’s “Places, Everyone!” is getting its carpet:

Thank you all so much for your generous support! I am so excited to have this new carpet on its way! It will be a wonderful behavior management tool, as each child will sit on their assigned square and be ready for learning. You will have given my students the gift of personal space, and made our room more comfortable and bright. You have given me the gift of time and better behavior management. Thank you for showing your support, and your generosity. I’ll be in touch soon with photos, an impact letter, and further updates. Thank you again!!

With gratitude,
Mrs. K

Ms. Blake has got her rock samples:

This is just a short note to thank you for your generous donations. We have used the rocks to understand the differences of metamorphic, igneous and sedimentary rocks and classify them by their properties. Students used the rock samples to test how physical and chemical weathering affect different rock types. We also used them as we discussed the rock cycle and how a rock can transform to a different rock type. Finally we used the center to explore and simulate the process of erosion.
Without your generous donation, the students would not have been able to participate in so many hands-on activities and experiments. The students were engaged and enjoying the learning process. I have no doubt that the students will remember all they learned thanks to your donations.

Because of donors like you, my students will have brighter futures.

With gratitude,
Ms. Blake

And we have got a beautiful note and gorgeous photos from Mrs. Williams:

We would like to express our heartfelt thanks for your generous gift to us. In the three years that we have been using DonorsChoose to fund our overnight field trip, we have never had a donor fund a complete project. Many of our students would not leave the urban environment if it was not for our “Ely Trip”. Introducing children to the National Park experience has become a mission for the fourth grade teachers at our school. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you!

With gratitude,
Mrs. Williams

Mrs. W's Class Field Trip

Mrs. W's Class Field Trip

Mrs. W's Class Field Trip

Those are some of the wonders the kids got to see. She posted pictures with the kids climbing all over that delicious geology, too, and they look delighted! I think you can see them on the project page – I just didn’t want to reproduce them without explicit parental permission. Minors and all that.

All those happy teachers and excited kids, and you made that happen! Round of applause. I’d buy all of you a drink if I could!

And if you haven’t emailed me in regards to the swag yet, there’s still time, and still swag available. Let me know what you donated, and I’ll put you in for a chance at some of it! Yahoo knows me as dhunterauthor.

You guys are fantastic. I can’t tell you how proud I am of all of you. Go, you! Go, science education!