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  • $572 goal

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Ms. D.
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 1 donor
  • $0 still needed

A Copier Will Help My Students!!

The cost of this Sharp Digital Laser Copier purchased from the Quill Corporation is $572, 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>.

In my experience I've witnessed a number of obstacles my students confront in their efforts towards academic success. In my observations I've concluded that communication disabilities (varying in severity) compromise their reach in learning and comprehension. For instance, a child who has difficulty discriminating letter sounds (phonemic awareness) will have difficulty learning to read. This type of deficit has a compounding negative component towards success. I use the word “compounding” because it also reaffirms negative attitudes about learning and worst of all negative perceptions about themselves. Therefore, how I assess the needs of a student and how I address his or her needs is crucial to their academic success. When I noticed that my learning strategies were not producing positive outcomes, I took it upon myself to use Sounds in Motion. Sounds in Motion is a phonemic awareness method that helps children learn sound to letter correspondence through the use of kinesthetic movements. Thanks to this new approach, several students began to display progress in this area. I was pressed to change this method in order to suit the needs of eleven monolingual children within the Spanish track. They've also reached positive gains in their learning. We have documented the achievements several students have made in their retention of sound to letter correspondence. The best example has been their ability to read monosyllabic words and now trisyllabic words! My point in doing this has been to establish how important and valuable it is to engage the minds of these children everyday. The joy they experience in learning motivates them for their next task and compels me to do whatever I can to see that “ah ha” expression on their faces. I teach in the Highbridge area of New York City. Highbridge is one of the poorest neighborhoods in the nation: it has the highest rate of unemployment and the lowest median household income. More than 260 children of the Highbridge community were placed in foster care in 2004 (Child Welfare Watch –Summer 2005). These are my students. My vision is to be a catalyst in the establishment of their learning skills. I want to appeal to the hearts of those who can enhance the learning experience of these needy children. One of the tools I'd need is a copying machine. This instrument would provide my students worksheets which at home would serve as a reinforcement of the skills I teach them during the day. The copier is of great necessity because with it I would also be able to copy the Individualized Educational Plans for each of my students (a comprehensive interdisciplinary student report), putting every care giver on the same page. I hope you consider helping me, and I thank you for your consideration and support.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
SHARP AL1631 DIGITAL LASER COPIER -- Sharp AL1631 Digital Laser Copier • Quill Corporation $399.99 1 $399.99

Materials cost

$399.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$468.43

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$102.83

Total project goal

$571.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$571.26

1 Donor

-$538.69

Donations toward project cost

-$469.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$69.69

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$33.26

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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This project will reach 38 students.

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