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  • $228 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. TeKolste
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 8 donors
  • $0 still needed

Cold Laminator for SHS Students and Staff

Help me give my students classroom decorations by purchasing a cold laminator for our staff.

My Students

My scholars are IB students at an urban inner-city school. Our curriculum is both diverse and rigorous. We strive to provide high-quality education to students from all walks of life.

My classroom is project-based, and scholars lead their own learning with guidance and examples from both me and other professionals in the field.

Fulfilling goals set by them, for them, helps my scholars learn the importance of independence and free-thinking.

My students are special because of their universal drive to achieve rigorous academic goals for college and beyond. They are public-school students who have opted into an extremely demanding college preparatory program. About 60% of our students qualify for free or reduced-price meals, and our student body represents a diverse group of black, white, Latino, multiracial, and Asian students from all neighborhoods of a large city in Indiana.

My Project

Ta-Nehisi Coates, in his book Between the World and Me, speaks about his high school French class: "I wish someone had told me what that class really was - a gate to some other blue world." With this in mind, I endeavor to make my Spanish classroom a gate for my students to the wide world around them. One of the tools that I utilize to make Spanish seem relevant is classroom decoration.

I want my students to see that, regardless of what they look like, there are people who look like them who speak Spanish and use it to enrich their lives.

I have planned a lesson that will include Hispanic role models that embody the IB learner profile traits. I want students to research these diverse role models and make posters about them. They will then laminate these posters and hang them in the classroom. I know that these posters will become destroyed if I do not laminate them. I would like to purchase a cold laminator to share with my fellow staff members at SHS so that we have the tools we need to make our classes vibrant, engaging, and relevant through compelling classroom decorations.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
VEVOR 25.5" Cold Laminator Machine 10mm Manual Vinyl Photo Film Cold laminator Hand Crank Pressure Cold Roll laminator(25.5") • Amazon Business $109.99 1 $109.99
INTBUYING 25x180" (0.7x5Yards) 3Mil Glossy UV Luster Vinyl Cold Laminating Film Laminator • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
180x25" 3Mil Sain Matt Paper Adhesive Glue Vinyl Cold Laminating Film Laminator • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99

Materials cost

$160.97

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.41

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$193.38

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$34.13

Total project goal

$227.51

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$227.51

7 Donors

-$152.69

Donations toward project cost

-$134.69

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.00

match offer

-$69.05

Match offer toward project cost

-$58.69

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$10.36

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$5.77

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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8 donors8 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 150 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by SONIC Drive-In and 7 other donors.

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