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Mrs. Finkelstein from Brooklyn NY is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Digital Stories Come Alive through Storytelling

My students need a laptop in order to write their own digital stories that will enable them to read to an audience.

  • $334 goal

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My Students

I have two fourth grade classes with 33 children in each class. My fourth-grade students have a passion for reading and writing. They are incredibly curious and love to learn. This year, my school is forming departments in ELA and Math, therefore the children will have an opportunity to have multiple teachers, teaching various subjects throughout a structured day. This is a good way for students to start getting ready for Junior High School where they will be faced with transitioning from one class to another and adjusting to various teachers throughout the day.

My students inspire me to look for new and innovative ways to engage them in rigorous and meaningful instruction that will enable them to be independent and critical thinkers.

The majority of my students are English Language Learners, they speak their own native language at home. Building speaking and content-specific vocabulary is essential to their understanding the instruction that takes place in class. My students are passionate about reading and writing. My goal is to provide the necessary tools for every child to have an opportunity to create their own digital stories and to make their story come alive.

My Project

My students are learning to write with imagination. We are learning to think critically, apply what we earn and then create our own stories that are full of imagination. We need a laptop in order to write and publish our stories. Having a laptop will allow us to publish our work. In addition to publishing our stories, we will use our technology to add images, illustrations and music to make our stories come alive. We will share what we create with our audience, what better way to celebrate our writing then by having others celebrate our writing with us. Being involved in this project will allow students to be motivated writers that are free to use their imagination. "The secret of becoming a good writer is to write, write and to keep on writing." Please help support our project so that we can make our digital stories come alive. We need your help!

Mrs. Finkelstein
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 66 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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HP N9E38UA 14" Chromebook, LCD, Celeron N2840 2.16 GHz, 16GB, 4GB, Chrome, Anodized Silver • Staples Advantage $249.99 1 $249.99

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