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Ms. Minotto from Santa Barbara CA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Charging Into The Future!

My students need a safe place to charge their iPads. We will create charging stations from the crates, power strips, and zip ties. We will use the sharpeners to keep the " old tech" at the ready.

  • $630 goal

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My Students

I teach at a school in which quality education, strong character building, and community are highly valued. I am blessed to be able to teach a fourth/fifth combination class. Most of my students are English Language Learners. It is imperative for them to be given a safe and exciting learning environment to build their speaking, reading, and writing skills across all disciplines. These skills are essential for their growth as successful students and active citizens. It is my goal to foster an excitement for learning which will help to create a classroom full of lifelong learners.

My students come from families living at or below the poverty line.

Their parents often work multiple jobs just to keep food on the table, clothes on their backs, and a roof over their heads. School is their safe haven, sometimes it's the one place that's truly theirs.

My Project

The charging stations we create from the crates, power strips, and zip ties will provide a safe place for charging and storing iPads in class.

We are a 1:1 iPad school and most of our students don't have access to an outlet at home to charge their iPads.

The outlets at home are used by older family members for their electronics as well as to run appliances and lighting.

While iPads are nice there will always be a need for pencils in classrooms and heavy duty sharpeners are needed to keep up with the daily sharpening demands of busy classrooms.

Ms. Minotto
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bestten 16 Outlet Heavy Duty Metal Power Strip with 15-Foot Cord, ETL Certified, Silver • Amazon Business $37.04 6 $222.24
X-ACTO High Volume Commercial Electric Pencil Sharpener, Model 41, Beige • Amazon Business $90.77 2 $181.54
STERILITE 16939006 File Crate, Black, 6-Pack • Amazon Business $41.72 1 $41.72
14 inch Black Nylon Zip Ties : Strong Zip Tie, Wire Ties : Indoor and Outdoor Rated – No tool required for these, Made in the USA, Zip Ties (Wire Ties, Cable Ties), 100 Pack – Black – 14” • Amazon Business $10.97 1 $10.97

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