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  • $614 goal

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Ms. N.
Grades 3-5
  • Ross Elementary School
  • Chicago, IL
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

Capture My Community with Disposable Cameras

The cost of 30 One-Time-Use Cameras from Kodak is $597, 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>.

It is important to view schools as part of a larger community and to show students the value of the world around them outside the classroom. Students should come to see the places, people, and events in their neighborhoods as great resources. These people, places, and events can teach students about the past, the present, and maybe even the future. Students also have their personal interests and values in these greater communities. In turn, it is important for students to be able to share those interests with their classmates and teachers. The project I have planned for my students is a community interest project that would incorporate much of what we have learned in social studies and language arts this year. My third grade students from Chicago, Illinois have been studying their city and their neighborhood in social studies and have worked on writing a great deal in language arts. This project would have them combine those subject areas. Students would each be given a disposable camera to take pictures of objects, people, places, and events in their neighborhood that they value. Those pictures would then be used to create a book where students would write about the photographs explaining why these things are important and valuable to them. This project would be a hands on, visual, personal way for students to explore themselves and their greater community. It would be an engaging project that they students would be able to keep for years and years to come.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kodak(R) Max HQ Flash One-Time-Use Camera • Office Depot Inc. $14.36 30 $430.80

Materials cost

$430.80

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$503.28

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$110.48

Total project goal

$613.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$613.76

2 Donors

-$587.73

Donations toward project cost

-$503.45

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$84.28

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$26.23

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

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