Take Us Outside

Still needed of $1,541.20 goal
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  • My Class Needs outdoor equipment to connect with each other and with nature.

    Launched September 6th, 2017 Project Deadline January 10th, 2018
    Classroom Size 20 Students School Size 450 Students

    My Students

    This year, I have a class of 20 grade 3 and 4 students at Capitol Hill Elementary. The children come from many diverse backgrounds and socio-economic realities. Some have families who have lived in the community for generations, while others are new arrivals still learning the language and customs of their new home. Regardless of their situations, they are all curious about the world around them and eager to explore. I endeavour to create a caring and engaging environment for them all.

    How will this project impact them?

    The students will be using the resources as we form a community of learners and as we discover that the outside world is a vital component of our human world. We will be taking our explorations outside, instead of trying to experience the outdoors through our classroom windows and iPads. Our explorations will be multi-disciplinary. Students will be engaging in all three Core Competencies of British Columbia's new curriculum - Communication, Thinking, and Personal Social. My goal is that we all come away with a greater appreciation of ourselves, our community, and our natural world. I also believe that spending additional time outside each week will have a restorative effect on the students' cognitive functioning. Our outdoor activities have the potential to provide short- and long-term benefits to the students and to the natural world we all inhabit.

  • Where the $1541.20 goes


    Rubber Fish

    Wintergreen Learning Materials Ltd

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    $16.95 x 1 = $16.95

    Jumbo Specimen Viewers - Set Of 36

    Wintergreen Learning Materials Ltd

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    $149.95 x 1 = $149.95

    Kodo Kids Outdoor Ramps

    Wintergreen Learning Materials Ltd

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    $579.95 x 1 = $579.95

    Scooter Kayak Pole

    Wintergreen Learning Materials Ltd

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    $17.95 x 2 = $35.90

    Kid-Sized Binoculars-Set Of 6

    Wintergreen Learning Materials Ltd

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    $49.95 x 4 = $199.80
    Shipping & Handling $147.38
    Provincial and Federal Taxes $117.91
    Fulfillment Materials * $45.00
    3rd Party Payment Processing Fee ** $17.18
    Project cost excluding donation to support myclassneeds.ca $1,310.02
    Optional donation to support myclassneeds.ca *** $231.18
    Project cost including donation to support myclassneeds.ca $1,541.20
    0 donors -$0.00
    Still needed $1,541.20

    * Fulfillment Materials: This covers the physical costs of processing teacher and student thank-you letters and pictures, including printing, postage, labels, envelopes, cover sheets, etc.

    ** Payment Processing Fee: An average of fees charged to MyClassNeeds for processing donations (e.g. credit card payments through a secure server). We have worked hard to select the most secure option for the cost.

    *** Optional Donation: An optional donation to support MyClassNeeds which is calculated at 15% of the project’s price tag. The optional contribution supports the work we do to engage teachers, build awareness, and to generally run MyClassNeeds. To do that we need a world- class website supported by strong business systems and processes that improve over time.

    Disclaimer: MyClassNeeds (MCN ) is the charitable affiliate of Curriculum Services Canada (CSC). MCN and CSC do not endorse or promote any particular supplier, product, or service requested by the teachers through our online crowdfunding platform. MCN assesses every project to ensure that the requested resources represent the most economical and impactful approach to enriching students’ learning experience.

    MCN will contact the school administrator associated with the specific project and ensure that the administrator has given approval to the project to go ahead and that the resources requested meet the fundraising guidelines within their province, board or district and school.

    MCN will seek competitive prices from various suppliers to ensure the best possible price for the materials and services. Where available, MCN may (at our discretion) suggest lower-cost alternatives that may accomplish the same project goals. Our suggestion of an alternate option is not an endorsement by either MCN or CSC of the supplier, product or service and the final decision on the choice of resource is made by the teacher(s) themselves.

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by Mrs. Karvelis

I have taught in the Burnaby School District for fifteen years and this year will be working with grade 3 and 4 learners. I recently completed a Physical Education Graduate Diploma from Douglas College and am enjoying implementing new strategies in the classroom, to improve the physical...

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