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Mrs. Rick from Bay City MI is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Cooler Space for Better Concentration

Help me give my students a portable air conditioner for our classroom. Our building is old and without air conditioning so my classroom gets up to 100F! The kids have enough barriers to overcome without the heat.

  • $645 goal

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My Students

I work with 6th-12th grade students teaching Social Studies. My students are wonderful and loving kids who need mostly need a little extra care. Many of them have a lot of barriers in their life that keep them from succeeding, which our school tries to help them overcome.

Although we are not an alternative high school, many of our secondary students have to come us as a second resource because they have been unsuccessful at other public schools.

82% of our students are economically disadvantaged. Around half of our secondary students either have an IEP or 504. We have around a 30% minority population at our school, which is high for our community.

My Project

I work in a very old building that does not have air conditioner and my classroom has an entire wall of big beautiful windows that let in light, but also let in heat. During the first week, I knew that my classroom got warm. I wondered how students are able to concentrate. I have seen that many teachers in my school have gotten portable air conditioners through DonorsChoose or even buying one with their own money, but being a first year teacher, I thought I could wait a year or two. However, over the past three weeks as I have readied my classroom, I have realized that the heat will be a significant barrier.

Over the past week, even when it was only 77F outside and having black out shades, I watched my room get to 98F!

82% of my students are economically challenged and nearly half need additional educational support, so I think they deserve to be in a space that allows them to concentrate on what is important. They deserve to feel cared for and like they are not less than, not worthy of the "luxuries" other American children get- they deserve air conditioning.

Mrs. Rick
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

This project will reach 150 students.

10 donors have given to this project.

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Whynter ARC-14S 14,000 BTU Dual Hose Portable Air Conditioner, Dehumidifier, Fan with Activated Carbon Filter Plus Storage Bag for Rooms up to 500 sq ft, Platinum and Black • Amazon Business $510.21 1 $510.21

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