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Mrs. McIntosh from Van Nuys CA is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Every Child Is a Star

My students need a memory book that captures all the fun they had in fourth grade which I hope to provide them by taking various photos with the camera and putting them together.

  • $244 goal

This project expired on April 10, 2012.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

They are not going to remember how many tests they took or the math lessons they did, but they will remember in every page that they turn the cherished memories captured with a camera and put together in a memory book.

I have 24 fourth graders who love to pose in front of the camera.

My class has more girls than boys. All of them enjoy school especially when we do science investigations and play sports. They love helping me after school, recess, and lunch out of goodness of their hearts. I often find a large crowd of them just waiting by my classroom begging me to let them come in so they can help out. Our school is Title 1 school and everyone receives free lunch.

My Project

As much as my students love posing in front of the camera, I love taking pictures of the moments of their precious lives. These children spend most of the time with me and their parents often miss out on those special moments while they are at school. I like to preserve the memories of their lives on special occasions we have at school like Halloween Parade, The Holiday Program, Crazy Hair Day, or when we have spacial visitors like a cow from a dairy farm. At the end of the school year I present them with a special gift of their very own memory book which is different from a year book since it contains memories only of them and their classmates. The memory book has a personalized cover made by each student. It has every child's autographs, an autobiography of each child, and photographs with captions from that year. The students learn to write autobiographies, get to read others', and learn to appreciate moments they had together.

My memory book which will be created with the camera would become every students' favorite book, because it would be not only designed by them but it would be about them.

They would be able to share these lasting memories with their friends and families. "School is a great place to be and every child is a star" would be illustrated on every page of the book.

Mrs. McIntosh
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CAMERA-DIGITAL W/HD-MOVIE 720P 12.4MP- 5X OP-ZOOM -2.7 LCD -SAMSUNG • ABC School Supply, Inc $142.49 1 $142.49

Materials cost

$142.49

Vendor shipping charges

$14.25

State sales tax

$13.04

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.14

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$206.92

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$36.52

Total project goal

$243.44

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$243.44

5 Donors

-$108.50

Donations toward project cost

-$92.23

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.27

Matching donations from our partners

-$134.93

Match offers toward project cost

-$114.69

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.24

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.01

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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