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Ms. Olivarez from Garland TX is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Creating Community Through Common Language

Help me give my students supplies for class and a chance to succeed!

  • $697 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are English language learners who have been in the US for zero to three years and need support with language acquisition. They are hard-working, intelligent kids who are grateful to have a shot at an American education.

Financial instability and cultural differences often make my students a fragile population in US high schools.

Obtaining simple things, like pencils and paper, is burdensome for many. Buying earbuds with a microphone to practice listen and speaking for an online state test is nearly impossible.

My Project

From basics, like pencils and paper, to instructional supplements, these requested supplies will help my students accelerate their language acquisition and gain the confidence they need to be successful high school students. The Earbuds with microphones will allow my students to practice speaking and listening in a way that simulates a state test for language acquisition. The ELL game set will encourage the students who may have plateaued in language learning, so they may continue to push themselves.

These resources will be used to develop the language skills that will certainly help my students with their reading and writing skills while improving their skills in other subject areas like math and science.

The Apple Pencil will allow me to spend more time working directly with students as I update grades and reports in real time on my iPad. In addition to the 40 students who will use these materials this year, more than half of the supplies will continue to serve other students in my ESL classroom year after year.

Ms. Olivarez
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 40 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
JVC - HA Wired In-Ear Headphones - Black • Best Buy Education $7.13 25 $178.25
LL584 - English Language Learner Games Library • Lakeshore Learning Materials $149.00 1 $149.00
Apple - Apple Pencil (2nd Generation) • Best Buy Education $129.00 1 $129.00
Roaring Spring Wide-Ruled Loose Notebook Filler Paper, 100 Sheets Per Pack • Quill.com $1.27 30 $38.10
Dixon Ticonderoga Woodcase Pencils, #2 Soft, Yellow Barrel, 72/Pack • Quill.com $16.99 2 $33.98
RA414 - Tabletop Paper Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99

Materials cost

$553.32

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.30

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$591.62

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$104.40

Total project goal

$696.02

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$696.02

6 Donors

-$232.01

Donations toward project cost

-$197.21

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.80

match offer

-$464.01

Match offer toward project cost

-$394.41

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$69.60

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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