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Ms. Auceda from Washington DC is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Español/Spanish in Washington D.C.

My students need the laminating machine in order for me to make posters for students in order for them to reference to the posters I would make for them since they do not have textbooks.

  • $484 goal

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My Students

My students are a mix of amazing 9-12th graders who attend the amazing Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, which was the first high school for African Americans in the United States.

My students come from all types of background, from the local neighborhoods to even different states and countries!

Dunbar High School is a Title I school meaning that all the students are on free or reduced lunch.

Since we are localized only 10 minutes from the Nations Capitol, it is only right that my students learn a second language. This is where I would need assistance. In order for my students to fully understand Spanish

We would need the basics in order for my students to be successful in continuing to learn Spanish from each student having whiteboards to the basics as in having tissue that way my students to have to leave the classroom and miss out on important content.

My Project

With my students having the necessary items such as tissues and hand sanitizer, my students will not have to leave the classroom. Students also will not need to go to other classroom to look for supplies when we will already have it.

My students truly want to learn Spanish but it is hard when my handmade posters are falling apart or they can't see it or understand my handwriting.

With the laminating machine, I am able to use the posters, signs consistently throughout the year and for my future students.

I hope you can help me in achieving this goal for my students really deserve it!

Ms. Auceda
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Swingline GBC Thermal Laminator Machine, Fusion 1100L, 9 Inch, 4 Min Warm-up, 3 or 5 Mil, with 10 EZUse Laminating Pouches (1703074) • Amazon Business $54.38 1 $54.38
Kleenex 21270 Boutique White Facial Tissue, 2-Ply, Pop-Up Box, 95 Tissues Per Box (Box of 36) • Amazon Business $52.21 1 $52.21
Dry Erase Lapboards Classroom Pack of 30 Whiteboards including 30 2 inch Felt Erasers and 30 Black Dry Erase Markers • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Purell Advanced Hand Sanitizer Refreshing Gel 8 oz (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $40.82 1 $40.82
Swingline Thermal Laminating Sheets / Pouches, Letter Size Pouch, Standard Thickness, 200 Pack (3202062) • Amazon Business $37.86 1 $37.86
Expo Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, 16-Pack, Assorted • Amazon Business $9.45 2 $18.90
Trend Enterprises Calendario Anual Bulletin Board Set (Spanish) (T-8097) • Amazon Business $18.44 1 $18.44
Festive Large Plastic Mexican Papel Picado Banner (15 Feet Long) Designs as Pictured by Paper Full of Wishes • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
Swingline Stapler 3-in-1 Set, Includes Black Antimicrobial Stapler, Stapler Remover and 5000 Count Staples (S70754551H) • Amazon Business $6.78 2 $13.56
Scotch Magic Matte Finish Tape, Writeable, 3/4 x 1000 Inches, Boxed, 6 Rolls (810K6) • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
Creative Teaching Press Spanish Basic Skills, 5-Chart Pack (5792) • Amazon Business $12.45 1 $12.45
HDMI Cable Syncwire 6.5ft HDMI Cord - Ultra High Speed 18Gbps HDMI 2.0 Cable Support Fire TV, Apple TV, Ethernet, Audio Return, Video 4K UHD 2160p, HD 1080p, 3D, Xbox PlayStation PS3 PS4 PC -Black • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
7 Color Flip Chart Marker Set - Low Odor - (Black, Blue, Green, Orange, Red, Purple, Brown) • Amazon Business $8.07 1 $8.07
Onwon Waterproof Multi-function Electronic Sports Stopwatch Timer Water Resistant,Large Display with Date Time and Alarm Function,Ideal for Sports Coaches Fitness Coaches and Referees • Amazon Business $7.20 1 $7.20

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