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Ms. Matthews from New Bern NC is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Classroom Pet for Tech-Savvy Kids

Help me give my students a classroom pet, named Alexa, and copies of our class textbook.

  • $173 goal

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My Students

My students come from a predominately low-income area in the eastern part of North Carolina. My students are very innovative and love to be creative in the classroom. The students love to tell me about their weekends, and I also love to see them outside of school at extracurricular activities or in town. My students are very goal-oriented and I think with the right equipment in the class, we will be able to create a classroom environment that will be great for learning the rest of the school year.

Last year my students had a very rough start to the school year, so this year I would like to create the most stable environment possible at school.

The students are very excited to learn, and I want to be able to provide innovative materials in the classroom to help achieve this. I am very happy to begin a new journey in a new grade level with a different curriculum.

My Project

My middle school students are very inquisitive. They like to ask questions in the middle of class, and I would like to be able to "on the fly" answer their questions by asking our classroom pet, Alexa. I believe that this would create more cohesive classroom discussions because we would have a resource we could easily ask our content-related questions to. I believe that my tech-savvy kids would enjoy being able to say "Hey Alexa what is.....?"

I would also like to be able to have student copies of our textbook for students to reference throughout class if they would like to.

We are a 1:1 school for iPads, but I believe that there is nothing like cracking open a real book, not a digital one.

Ms. Matthews
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 130 students.

3 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Echo Dot (3rd Gen) - Smart speaker with Alexa - Sandstone • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Everything You Need to Ace American History in One Big Fat Notebook: The Complete Middle School Study Guide (Big Fat Notebooks) • Amazon Business $8.99 5 $44.95
Quartet Combination Magnetic Whiteboard & Corkboard, 17 x 23 inches, Combo White Board & Cork Board, Curved Frame, Black (41723-BK) • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69

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