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Ms. Ramsey from Anchorage AK is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

2nd Grade Military Kids Need Help to Become Communicators

Help me give my students two chromebooks to improve their reading, writing and math skills.

  • $719 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach second grade at an older, urban school where many of my students are the children of deployed military personnel. All of them are eligible for free breakfast and lunch but we are not a Title I school and as a result, we lack the resources and opportunities of many other economically disadvantaged schools. Many of my wonderful students are deemed at-risk. Nine of them are over a 1.5 years below grade level. They all want to learn and they work very hard.

No matter what yardstick you use--CCSS, No Child Left Behind or something else, my students need help with writing, reading, number sense and math.

My students often do not have pencils, crayons or books and they generally do not participate in after school activities. They do not have access to technology outside of school and they seldom go on field trips because they cannot afford the fees.

My students attend school in one of the most multicultural districts in the United States and many of them are English Language Learners who have recently arrived in this country.

School is everything to them.

My Project

I plan to develop a whole year of writing projects using the requested chromebooks. We have a few chromebooks in our classroom, but recently two were broken when a table was tipped over during an open house. My kids were heart broken. I am asking for two to replace these broken computers. The chromebooks are a versatile technology that can be used by my students who don’t have great keyboarding skills. We will begin with simple “A Day in My Life” electronic journal to share with deployed parents. We also write simple book reviews and science reports. Students will also be able to use the chromebooks to access district-owned online math and reading programs.

I want to harness the lure of technology with writing and share these important moments with deployed military parents via email.

Communication is the basis of education and this project will help my students communicate with their family members who are deployed.

Being able to communicate thoughts, ideas, hopes and dreams is vital to educational success. This project will help my second graders develop their ability to write and communicate. Sharing something they have learned with a parent is very important to elementary students.

My students need your help because my school has no money for luxuries like these classroom chromebooks. Your donation will help my students broaden their horizons.

Ms. Ramsey
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Acer Chromebook 11 C732-C6WU - 11.6' - Celeron N3350 - 4 GB RAM - 32 GB SSD - US • Best Buy Education $281.73 2 $563.46

Materials cost

$563.46

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$8.45

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.45

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$610.36

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$107.71

Total project goal

$718.07

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$718.07

28 Donors

-$715.86

Donations toward project cost

-$610.36

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$105.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$2.21

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$0.00

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