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Ms. Kastens from Bridgeport CT is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Cover the Chrome

Help me give my students Chromebook sleeves and over the ear headphones to use while on the I-Ready Math software.

  • $471 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Most of my students are working below fifth grade math and reading levels, but they always have the willingness to learn. We are an inner-city school where the average family falls into the low-income category.

The incoming fifth graders are an interesting bunch, but all are open to new activities and ready to learn!

We are a small neighborhood Title I public school and have only two classrooms per grade level. Every child in our school receives free breakfast and lunch. All the teachers, regardless of the grade they teach, have a strong relationship with all the students in the building. We do believe that it takes a village, and when the children graduate from our school, we all take pride in the fact we were all part of the process.

Our students come to school every day ready to learn in spite of the challenges they face on a daily basis. Because of that, they inspire me to live up to their expectations and give them a reason to overcome some of those challenges and be excited to learn new things.

My Project

Our school is lucky to have Chromebooks for our students to use everyday. Unfortunately, the headphones we are using are inexpensive and are easily broken and do not fit into the port properly, making the sound inconsistent. I would like to have the Chromebook sleeves to help protect the computers while on the desks or in transit.

My 5th graders are awesome but, a little on the clumsy side and I always worry when they are changing classrooms and carrying the Chromebook.

Our Chromebooks are used in 2 different classrooms for both Math and Science.

I want to protect our Chromebooks as best as I can and having the sleeves will help with that. The Sony headphones are of better quality and I think they will be better for my students in the long run and will have in the classroom for a long time.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
RAINYEAR 11-11.6 Inch Laptop Sleeve Protective Case Soft Carrying Computer Zipper Bag Cover Compatible with 11.6" MacBook Air for 11" Notebook Tablet Ultrabook Chromebook (Gray) • Amazon Business $7.49 30 $224.70
10 - Sony - ZX Series Wired On-Ear Headphones • Best Buy Education $140.00 1 $140.00

Materials cost

$364.70

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.47

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$400.17

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$70.62

Total project goal

$470.79

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$470.79

2 Donors

-$305.00

Donations toward project cost

-$262.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$42.75

Matching donations from our partners

-$162.26

Match offers toward project cost

-$137.92

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.34

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.53

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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