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Mrs. Wilder from Tehachapi CA is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bridging the Gap

Help me give my students 2 iPads, and a charging station, as well as Magna-tiles, a letter formation sand tray, and wooden branch buttons.

  • $1,307 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Can you imagine going to school everyday and finding EVERYTHING hard? Figuring out words is hard. Understanding math is hard. Even dealing with the frustration is hard. That's what it is like for my students, because learning disabilities don't take holidays.

I work with an amazing group of young learners who want to know MORE.

They want to more about dinosaurs, and space, and animals, and each other. The 10 kindergartners and first graders in my class have special needs, including learning disabilities and autism, but that does not slow them down.

My students are thoughtful, and motivated to learn, but the curriculum is challenging for them. They learn differently than other kids and need extra support. They love books, but cannot read them themselves. They like math as long as it is concrete. They LOVE using science and technology, but really don't know how. They can play Minecraft, but have never had the access, instruction, or the opportunity to practice 21st century skills.

My Project

I am requesting a 2 iPads with cases and a charging station to help my students successfully bridge the cavern between where they are, and where they want to be.

My students, even those who are just beginning to learn their letters or sound out simple words, will be able to access the books their peers in general education classes are reading.

The iPads will also be used to access virtual math manipulatives, video tutorials, and targeted skills practice across the content areas. And because the virtual world is not enough, I am also requesting highly engaging manipulatives and building toys to strengthen fine motor, spatial, and literacy skills.

Mrs. Wilder
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 10 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
iPad package: 32GB iPad+Case • Best Buy Education $381.23 2 $762.46
Belkin ROCKSTAR - charging station • Best Buy Education $90.46 1 $90.46
Magna-Tiles(r) 48-Piece Clear Colors Deluxe Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $63.71 1 $63.71
Wooden Branch Buttons • Kaplan Early Learning Company $39.06 1 $39.06
Letter Formation Sand Tray • Kaplan Early Learning Company $21.21 1 $21.21

Materials cost

$976.90

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$89.39

3rd party payment processing fee

$14.65

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,110.94

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$196.05

Total project goal

$1,306.99

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,306.99

1 Donor

-$1,306.99

Donations toward project cost

-$1,110.94

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$196.05

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$0.00

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