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Mr. Ruben from Bronx NY is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

All the News...

My students need a digital camera, memory stick, and 10 notebooks to get our school newspaper up and running.

  • $435 goal

This project expired on October 26, 2008.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

A good news reporter is a good critical thinker! I'm a 4th grade teacher working at a high-need school. I'm working on a school newspaper to serve as an enrichment program for literacy and the arts.

My kids are incredibly excited about making a newspaper for everyone in the school to read. A newspaper will provide an opportunity for students to build reading and writing skills as well as the ability to question the world around them. My school's budget was just cut by $200,000 so we do not have the resources to start a new program on our own.

A digital camera will provide a hook for students interested in photography and see the school through a new "lens". The notebooks are essential for my young reporters to do their jobs. A newspaper will provide an incredible chance for cross-curricular integration - arts, math, writing, reading and more! Above all, teaching my kids journalistic skills teaches them life long skills like research, fact-finding, interviewing and critical thinking.

Students across the school are excited to be a part of the brand new school newspaper. But for now the newspaper is a little more than idea. We need supplies to make this idea a reality. Thank you for your help!

Mr. Ruben
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CANON POWERSHOT SD750 SILVER DIGITAL CAMERA -- Canon Digital Cameras; PowerShot SD750 • Quill Corporation $249.99 1 $249.99
SANDISK 1GB MEMORYSTICK PRO DUO -- SanDisk Memory Sticks; 1GB PRO Duo • Quill Corporation $39.99 1 $39.99
3X5 POCKET NOTEBOOKS, ASST COVER, TOP OPEN, 50SH -- Ampad Pocket Size Memo Notebooks (Recycled); Top Spiral Open • Quill Corporation $1.16 10 $11.60

Materials cost

$301.58

Vendor shipping charges

$30.16

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.54

Fulfillment labor & materials

$17.00

Total project cost

$356.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$78.15

Total project goal

$434.15

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$434.15

2 Donors

-$418.82

Donations toward project cost

-$356.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$62.82

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$15.33

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$0.00

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