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Ms. Leman from Hillside IL is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Distant, Yet Still Connected

Help me give my students an excellent virtual education that connects us to each other!

  • $1,588 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach 5th grade English Language Arts at a Title One school in the suburbs of Chicago. My students are hardworking and dedicated to learning new information. They are sorely missing being in the classroom and interacting with one another face-to-face.

The highlight of my day is being able to check in with them and see their smiling faces!

Every day during distance learning, we are facing new challenges together. I have anywhere between 45-54 5th graders that I am teaching at one time via Google Meets meetings. The students are lucky enough to have Chromebooks that allow them to continue their learning virtually.

My Project

This computer will allow me to connect with my students virtually. All of our students have a Chromebook and a hot spot provided to them for their e-learning. This has allowed me to meet with them virtually on daily basis. While I have a computer at home, it is old and slow. It's capability to keep up with meeting with all 40-50 of my 5th grades at one time is dwindling.

Face-to-face time during this pandemic is crucial for maintaining the social emotional connections with each of my students.

Being able to see their faces through virtual chats is how I am able to check in with them. To continuing their learning, I am able to use the wonderful educational platforms available to teachers to assign my students work. The Macbook Air computer that I am requesting will allow me to continue to come up with lessons and provide instruction for my students.

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple MacBook Air with Retina display - 13.3' - Core i5 - 8 GB RAM - 512 GB SSD - US $1,299.99 1 $1,299.99

Materials cost

$1,299.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$19.50

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,349.49

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$238.15

Total project goal

$1,587.64

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,587.64

2 Donors

-$843.82

Donations toward project cost

-$717.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$126.57

match offer

-$743.81

Match offer toward project cost

-$632.24

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$111.57

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$0.00

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