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Mrs. Searcy from New Orleans LA is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Embracing Diversity Through Education!

Help me give my students diversity books, special needs communication cards, HP Laptop, Flexible seating, storage shelf, Echo Dot, hole puncher and visual wall clock to assist with learning how to tell time.

  • $1,001 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach at a school in an urban area, where 97% of the students receive free or reduced-price lunch. Many of them struggle academically and lack the ability to be self-motivated and focus to do their best. I intend on creating those avenues to bridge the gap of learning for them in both the inclusion setting and my resource setting.

Many of the students that I service need extra resources, modifications, accommodations and teacher support to assist in their diverse everyday learning.

They all learn at different rates and have various learning styles. My students suffer from minor to severe disabilities, which makes it challenging for them to feel successful in school.

Although my students have daily struggles to learn that is beyond their control, they try their best to make me proud. It is a good feeling to know that they are not only working hard to make their parents proud but to also make me proud as their teacher. They are the reason that I work overtime to make sure that I am always prepared with lesson plans tailored to their learning styles.

My Project

My amazing students have been working incredibly hard using the assignments that I have given them on Google Classroom, I-Ready, IXL, Studies Weekly and Study Island. However, my scholors would benefit greatly from me having flexible seating for a brain break, Alexa Echo Dot and visual wall clock to assist with learning how to tell time with a visual timer. They can also visually see the ELA, math, science, social studies and resource lessons that I have prepared for them on Google Classroom meetings.

This project will provide diversity books, storage shelf, special needs communication cards, and a HP Laptop to assist my students with their hybrid IEP goals.

My scholars will learn about different types people. They will also learn about disabilities and how to cope with them in the everyday world. Once we excitedly return to school, my phenomenal special education students will benefit immensely by having a Alexa Echo Dot and visual wall clock in our classroom dedicated to their visual and audio learning styles. Students who are tactile learners, will use the bulletin time manipulative cards. These tools will help greatly while embracing diversity through education.

Mrs. Searcy
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 7 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
HP - 14'Laptop - AMD Athlon Silver - 4GB Memory - 128GB SSD - Jet Black • Best Buy Education $248.39 1 $248.39
Officemateoic Eco-Punch Electric Punch 2-3 Hole Adjustable, 30-Sheet Capacity, Recycled (90115) • Amazon Business $102.16 1 $102.16
HUANUO Printer Stand - 3 Tier Printer Cart for Storage, Holds up to 200 lbs, Multifunctional Metal Utility Shelves, Workspace Desk Organizer, Rolling Cart for Home & Office Use • Amazon Business $79.00 1 $79.00
Big Joe Stack Chair, Desert Rose Plush Bean Bag • Amazon Business $61.24 1 $61.24
Geek Squad Protection - 1YR ADH 200-249.99 LAPTOP GSP • Best Buy Education $49.99 1 $49.99
Echo Dot (3rd Gen) - Smart speaker with Alexa - Plum • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Echo Wall Clock - see timers at a glance - requires compatible Echo device • Amazon Business $28.49 1 $28.49
Nuova Premium Thermal Laminating Pouches, 9" x 11.5"/Letter Size/3 mil, 200 Pack (LP200H) • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
HBCU Proud • Amazon Business $14.85 1 $14.85
I Am Enough • Amazon Business $14.51 1 $14.51
Special Needs My Communication Cards for Special Ed, Speech Delay Non Verbal Children and Adults with Autism 27 Flash Cards for Visual aid or cue Cards • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
I Can Do Hard Things: Mindful Affirmations for Kids • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
It's OK to be Different: A Children's Picture Book About Diversity and Kindness • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
What Were You Thinking?: Learning to Control Your Impulses (Executive Function) • Amazon Business $8.59 1 $8.59
I See Things Differently: A First Look at Autism (A First Look At...Series) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

Materials cost

$700.12

Vendor shipping charges

$48.87

State sales tax

$61.26

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.50

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$850.75

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$150.13

Total project goal

$1,000.88

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,000.88

1 Donor

-$333.63

Donations toward project cost

-$283.59

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$50.04

match offer

-$667.25

Match offer toward project cost

-$567.16

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$100.09

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.01

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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