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Mrs. McIver from Earth TX is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

1st Graders Get Colorful!

Help me give my students a color printer and ink cartridges so we can have hands on learning manipulatives and make colorful research reports.

  • $544 goal

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My Students

I teach at a Title I school in a very rural area in the town of Earth, Texas. My students are all hard-working, sweet souls, with big smiles who love to learn new things! Because of socio-economic restraints, many have not been exposed to some of the many luxuries of life - including being able to print in color from a computer. In fact, at Christmas I had a student cry when he tasted hot chocolate with marshmallows for the very first time. In 1st grade we have 7 students who are learning English as their second language, 3 who receive speech services, and all 22 receive free breakfast and lunch.

My Project

In first grade we like to use colorful hands-on phonics cards and picture cards. This helps all students learn the 74 phonemes in the English language, but especially is helpful to our English Language Learners. We also like to use the color printer for math activities. Having access to colorful and eye-catching manipulatives would be such a bonus for our students. We would also like to be able to print out our student-made research reports. Most students choose to research about their favorite animals, create a power point for the class, and print out a colorful brochure about their animal of choose. Being able to print in color would make all the difference for our projects.

Mrs. McIver
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 22 students.

7 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
HP 902XL Black High-Yield & 902 Cyan, Magenta, Yellow Ink Cartridges, 4-Pack (T0A39AN) • Staples Advantage $81.99 3 $245.97
HP OfficeJet Pro 6978 Color Inkjet All-In-One Printer (T0F29A) • Staples Advantage $179.99 1 $179.99

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