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Ms. Passarella from Brooklyn NY is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Computer Pen to Help Special Needs Children

The cost of three FLY Pentop Computers from LeapFrog School House for this proposal is $397, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $434 goal

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I teach fourth and fifth grade special education at an underprivileged, inner-city public school in Brooklyn New York. All my students receive free lunch and come form poor, broken, and often abusive families. I enjoy trying new and innovative ways of reaching out to my students. I recently read about a new computerized pen that helps children with their academic subjects. The Fly Pentop computer does so many wonderful things to improve students learning. The pen teaches math skills such as, concepts and processes in the areas of numbers and operation (i.e. addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division) it also helps with algebra, geometry, measurements, data analysis, and probability and math reasoning. The pen also teaches reading and language skills. Which consist of speech, listening, reading, and writing (including spelling and vocabulary). The last thing it teaches is all branches of science, earth, life, and physical. It teaches observation, identification, experimentation, and investigation used to determine general laws about the physical world. Children also learn about plants, animals and their organization, life processes and relationships to each other and their environment. These children have so little and there are so few opportunities to introduce them to new things that students in better-funded schools take for granted. I would love to have the chance to bring advanced technology into my classroom in a new and exciting way that will help my student achieve. Any donation will be more than appreciated, thank you.

Ms. Passarella
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 9 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
FLY Pentop Computer • LeapFrog SchoolHouse $99.99 3 $299.97

Materials cost

$299.97

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$355.68

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$78.08

Total project goal

$433.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$433.76

4 Donors

-$412.63

Donations toward project cost

-$356.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$56.63

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$21.52

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$0.00

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