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Ms. Figliomeni from Salinas CA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Colour Printer for Reading Certificates!

My students need progress certificates for our two reading programs in order to motivate and inspire them to work towards their goals.

  • $423 goal

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My Students

I work at a Title 1 school. I have 90 total students that I teach each day. All students are on free or reduced lunch, and free daily snacks. 90+% of our student body are ESL students. Each of my Scholars is working in either the program Lexia Core 5, which is a reading program aimed at "learning to read," and when they finish that one, they move up to Reading Plus, which is a program aimed at "reading to learn." Since most of my kids are English language learners, these two programs are crucial to their development.

My Project

My school subscribes to two reading programs, Lexia Core 5 and Reading Plus. When the student "levels up," they receive a certificate to celebrate their achievement.

I teach Grade 5, and I am the English Language Arts teacher.

We have a "block schedule," which means I teach 90 students a day, and I am the teacher who runs and maintains these two reading programs. Whenever a student levels up, I have to download, save, and attach the certificate to the secretary in the front office, and then she has to print them and leave them in my mailbox. However, the secretary is usually totally swamped with her own office duties, and I am often fielding questions from students about "where their certificate is." (We also have a secretary out on medical leave, so as you can guess, things get a little hairy in that office without her!)

It would be so much easier if I could just print them off as they arrive, and celebrate each child's achievements in the moment, when it really matters to them, as opposed to 1-2 weeks later, when their motivation has already waned.

This printer and the accompanying ink cartridges will be used almost solely for printing out reading certificates for my students who have completed an achievement in either Lexia Core 5 or Reading Plus.

Ms. Figliomeni
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Epson Expression XP-960 Wireless Small-in-One Multifunction Color Inkjet Photo Printer • $229.99 1 $229.99
Quill Brand Premium Photo Paper for Inkjet Printers 8.5 x 11", Glossy, 100 Sheets/Pack • $26.60 1 $26.60
Epson 277 Magenta Ink Cartridge (T277320) • $10.16 1 $10.16
Epson 277 Cyan Ink Cartridge (T277220) • $10.16 1 $10.16
Epson 277 Yellow Ink Cartridge (T277420) • $10.16 1 $10.16
Epson 277 Black Ink Cartridge (T277120) • $10.16 1 $10.16

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