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Mrs. Gomez from Bakersfield CA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

1...2...3, What a Bright Day in TK!

Help me give my students a color printer, Cricut machine, and camera to use during math and science projects, which will enhance their early science and math development.

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My Students

My students walk into the classroom every day, ready to learn; they are energetic four year old students who have developed a love for learning. They come to school with an energetic, positive attitude on a daily basis. Every day before we start instruction, I ask my students, "How did you come to school today?!" and they respond, "Ready to learn!"

I am the only Transitional Kindergarten class in the school and the students in my classroom are the youngest learners on campus; this is my students' first experience in a structured school setting.

I want them to develop a deep love for learning and have the opportunity to use tools that will enhance their learning experience and set them up with a positive education foundation so they can be successful throughout their academic career.

My Project

Transitional Kindergarten is most students' first experience with school; this is the time to make them fall in love with science and math. As a result, I am requesting a color printer, Cricut machine, and a digital camera for my class. These tools give my TK students the hands-on power to excel in science and math instruction.

A hands-on approach with science and math vocabulary picture examples exposes students to science and math while setting a sturdy foundation for a child's future love of these subjects throughout their educational career.

A camera will allow me to capture mathematical and science concepts that will enhance students' learning by giving them a concrete manipulative and regalia to comprehend science and math subjects, such as seasons of the year, graphing, numeracy, and one to one correspondence. In addition, moments of science experiments can be captured and used as a prior knowledge teaching moment to scaffold and assist students in making a connection towards a more difficult science and math concept.

In conclusion, as a teacher I have intensive training in science and math instruction. However, I need your help enhancing the students' academic learning experience with a color printer, Cricut machine, and camera. Thank you for making this happen for my little TK learners!

Mrs. Gomez
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Cricut Explore Air 2 Machine Bundle - Tool Kit, Vinyl Pack, Designs & Project Inspiration • Amazon Business $289.99 1 $289.99
Brother HL-L3230CDW Compact Digital Color Printer Providing Laser Printer Quality Results with Wireless Printing and Duplex Printing, Amazon Dash Replenishment Enabled • Amazon Business $242.67 1 $242.67
Kodak PIXPRO Astro Zoom AZ252-WH 16MP Digital Camera with 25X Optical Zoom and 3" LCD (White) • Amazon Business $129.99 1 $129.99
Brother Genuine TN223C Standard Yield Cyan Toner Cartridge, TN223, Amazon Dash Replenishment Cartridge • Amazon Business $70.49 1 $70.49
Brother Genuine TN223Y Standard Yield Yellow Toner Cartridge, TN223, Amazon Dash Replenishment Cartridge • Amazon Business $70.49 1 $70.49
Brother Genuine TN223M Standard Yield Magenta Toner Cartridge, TN223, Amazon Dash Replenishment Cartridge • Amazon Business $70.49 1 $70.49
Brother Genuine TN223BK Standard Yield Black Toner Cartridge, TN223, Amazon Dash Replenishment Cartridge • Amazon Business $55.99 1 $55.99
SanDisk 64GB Class 4 SDXC Flash Memory Card, Frustration-Free Packaging- SDSDB-064G-AFFP (Label May Change) • Amazon Business $16.71 1 $16.71
BESTTRENDY Universal Camera Neck Shoulder Strap, Casual Vintage Neck Shoulder Camera Belt for All DSLR Camera Nikon/Canon/Sony/Olympus/Samsung/Pentax ETC/Olympus (Blue+Flower) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Scholastic Birthday Cakes Mini Bulletin Board (TF8072) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Carson-Dellosa CD-101021 Birthday Crowns, Pack of 30 • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Sharpie 1949557 Color Burst Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Assorted Colors, 24-Count • Amazon Business $8.50 1 $8.50
Mr. Sketch Scented Stix Markers, Fine Tip, Assorted Colors, 10-Count • Amazon Business $5.47 1 $5.47

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