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Ms. Carruth from Pontiac MI is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Carruthless Scholars Go 100% Online!

Help me give my students the presentation they will need to learn effectively.

  • $462 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Welcome to the home of the Carruthless Scholars! Usually we're face to face, but now we're safely social distancing & distance learning! They are a quirky bunch from economically challenged, Pontiac, Michigan but yearn to learn...even online:)

Not only do I teach High School ELA 12 classes, but I teach ESL classes as well and students are awesome and deserving of quality instruction and presentation.

Again, the students hail from Pontiac, Michigan a once economic powerhouse. My students face adversity on every front, but they are determined to make lemons out of lemonade. Covid-19 is the biggest "lemon" that they (or we) have ever faced, but learning must continue!!

My Project

I have always considered myself as a tech savvy educator, but do to the Covid-19 pandemic we have no other choice but to be 100% online now. I am looking forward to this venture, but I lack the "basics" that will help me ensure that the students have the best possible online experience possible.

I teach both High School ELA and ESL and these materials will help me demonstrate everything from part of speech to the arduous (but loved) writing process.

My students have various learning abilities, but the majority of them are hands-on and visual...meaning they love for me to show examples on the whiteboard/projectors etc...

This may not be the classroom they are accustmed to but the goal is to make this transition as close to "normal" as possible. Visuals are necessary in effectively teaching ESL students. Wouldn't you agree?

Thank you for both your time and consideration.

Ms. Carruth
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Post-it Super Sticky Wall Easel Pad, 20 x 23 Inches, 20 Sheets/Pad, 2 Pads (566PRL), Portable White Primary Ruled Premium Self Stick Flip Chart Paper, Rolls for Portability, Hangs with Command Strips • Amazon Business $28.99 4 $115.96
AmazonBasics Multipurpose Copy Printer Paper - White, 8.5 x 11 Inches, 5 Ream Case (2,500 Sheets) • Amazon Business $24.04 2 $48.08
Jeecoo USB Pro Gaming Headset for PC- 7.1 Surround Sound Headphones with Noise Cancelling Mic- Memory Foam Ear Pads RGB Lights for Laptops • Amazon Business $43.99 1 $43.99
LIFETIME 28240 Adjustable Folding Laptop Table TV Tray, 30 Inch, Almond • Amazon Business $38.49 1 $38.49
Flash Furniture Vibrant Orange Tractor Seat and Chrome Stool • Amazon Business $36.99 1 $36.99
Logitech M705 Marathon Wireless Mouse – Long 3 Year Battery Life, Ergonomic Sculpted Right-Hand Shape, Hyper-Fast Scrolling and USB Unifying Receiver, for Computers and laptops, Dark Gray • Amazon Business $30.99 1 $30.99
T-SIGN 66 Inches Reinforced Artist Easel Stand, Extra Thick Aluminum Metal Tripod Display Easel 21 to 66 Inches Adjustable Height with Portable Bag for Floor/Table-Top Drawing and Displaying • Amazon Business $20.58 1 $20.58
Post-it Notes, Soft Pastel Colors, Small Notes, Clean Removal, Recyclable, 1.5 in x 2 in • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Pendaflex File Folders, Letter Size, 8-1/2" x 11", Classic Manila, 1/3-Cut Tabs in Left, Right, Center Positions, 100 Per Box (65213) • Amazon Business $10.88 1 $10.88

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