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Ms. Pando from Umatilla FL is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Professional development

Creating Engagement at School!

I need your help by joining this amazing endeavor, Get Your Teach On. Help me to help students be excited to learn as well as successful.

  • $722 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have been teaching for 7 years and have spent most of my years in a Title I school. The majority of my students fall into the category of scholastic need, free lunch and require funding for educational supplies or trips. These kids are in either poverty or living with a single-family member that has to work extra to compensate. Being at a school with children in need of my attention, patience and love allow me to share my passion for education, enthusiasm with topics they learn and create life-long relationships with students.

To many of my students, my classroom is their safe place.

They come to escape the harsh reality that is waiting for them when they get home. It is my goal, every day, to make them feel loved, valued, and appreciated. I try every day to put a lot of thought in my lessons. I feel the element of surprise is what engages these kids. I have seen struggling readers become avid readers, the child who has underdeveloped math skill come to my classroom with his/her homework the next day because he/she is excited and confident but this takes creation and money.

My Project

The professional development I want to attend will empower and motivate me to create more dynamic lessons and, in turn, my students will be more engaged in their learning. I will be able to bring lessons to life while exposing my students to a higher order of processing and analyzing the curriculum. They will be eager to learn daily with a high level of interest and curiosity. Collaboration will also play an enormous role in these activities. I strongly believe this way of teaching allows all levels of learning to engage equally. Kids will support one another in their weaknesses and strengths. My goal is to have the students and lessons come to life where learning will be a unique experience.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Component Company Total
Activity Get Your Teach On $575.00

Trip cost

$575.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.62

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$613.62

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$108.29

Total project goal

$721.91

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$721.91

3 Donors

-$713.08

Donations toward project cost

-$613.62

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$99.46

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.83

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$0.00

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