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Ms. Mertz from Chicago IL is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Literacy in a Dual Language Classroom!

Help me give my students a document camera and projector to build literacy skills.

  • $248 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My first grade students are thoughtful, curious and eager to learn! We are on the northwest side of Chicago. It is a working-class community that is mostly Spanish-speaking. Almost all of my students are eligible for free or reduced-cost lunch. Our class motto is, "We are safe, we are kind, we are ready to learn!"

As a dual language classroom every student in my class is a developing bilingual speaker.

We are working towards a goal of biliteracy, reading and writing fluently in Spanish and English.

Reading time is our favorite part of the day! Some of our favorite authors are Eric Carle, Mo Willems, Donald Crews, and Eve Bunting.

My Project

Every day I model for my students the reading and writing skills I want them to learn. A document camera and projector will allow me to demonstrate the skills using authentic texts and books at their reading level. It will also allow students to display their hard work for their classmates to see and to feel a strong sense of pride in their work. These students work very hard and deserve to have access to the same resources and technology as other schools in the city. Having new instructional technology in the classroom shows students that their education is as important as every other student in Chicago.

Ms. Mertz
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 26 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
vankyo Leisure 3 (Upgraded Version) 2400 Lux LED Portable Projector with Carrying Bag, Video Projector with 170'' and 1080P Support, Compatible with Fire TV Stick, PS4, HDMI, VGA, TF, AV and USB • Amazon Business $89.99 1 $89.99
Longjoy Digital Portable Overhead USB Document Camera LV-1 Series LV-1010 (White) • Amazon Business $88.00 1 $88.00

Materials cost

$177.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.67

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$210.66

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$37.18

Total project goal

$247.84

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$247.84

4 Donors

-$247.84

Donations toward project cost

-$210.66

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$37.18

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$0.00

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