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Ms. Neely from Cleveland OH is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Extra! Extra! What's the Good News?

My students need laptops, digital cameras, a binding machine and supporting materials to create their monthly classroom magazine project.

  • $1,520 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students walk into our classroom, every day, full of life, ready to learn, and excited for what is in store for them that day. They are a group of children who work hard at being an inspiration to themselves and to others. They enjoy incorporating what they have learned into real life experiences.

My students all live in developments known as the projects.

My school is a Title I school. Most of my students come from a life of poverty. They have entered my classroom two, three, and even four years behind their current grade level. All of my students, as well as those in the entire school, qualify for the free breakfast and lunch program. Despite of their challenges, my students come to school regularly excited, ready, and wanting to learn. They want to rise above their circumstances. Even though my students were labeled as being well-below grade level learners, if you didn't know them, you wouldn't know it. They take their learning seriously and want to improve academically, behaviorally, and socially in my classroom. My students love completing projects that challenge them.

My Project

Even though my students have academic challenges, they enjoy working together on projects. As a teacher, I love that they continue to think "BIG"! My students would like to create their own classroom monthly news magazine. With this magazine, the students will discuss positive things that are going on throughout their school and neighborhood. Through the birth of an idea from my students, my goal is to create a Journalism Club.

Lately, there has been nothing but negative news being displayed to the world.

I want to teach my students about the positive things that can come out of reporting the news. Audiences are constantly being told in the news about the negative things that are occurring at my students' school and their neighborhood. However, the positive things that are going on at their school and neighborhood outweighs the negative. Therefore, it will be the job of my students to display the positive comings and goings that are going on in their school and the community where they live. Through writing the news magazine, my students will begin a journey of mastering Common Core Standards that deal with opinion, nonfiction, narrative and research writing as well as incorporating technology into their project.

My students need 5 digital cameras to take pictures to incorporate into their news magazine. They also need 5 laptop computers to use to conduct research and to design their magazine with. Finally the students will use the binding machine and other materials prepare the magazines to be distributed and read by classmates, administration, other teachers, and guests. My students will benefit from this project because they will be learning valuable writing skills. They will also learn the media has the responsibility to influence people in positive ways. Most importantly my students will learn the importance of teamwork.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dell Inspiron i3162-0003BLU 11.6" HD Laptop (Intel Celeron N3060, 4GB RAM32 eMMC HDD) Bali Blue • Amazon Business $184.00 5 $920.00
HD Mini Digital Camera with 2.7 Inch TFT LCD Display,Digital Point and Shoot Camera Video Camera Red--Christmas Gift • Amazon Business $42.88 5 $214.40
SanDisk 32GB Ultra Class 10 SDHC UHS-I Memory Card Up to 80MB, Grey/Black (SDSDUNC-032G-GN6IN) • Amazon Business $12.50 5 $62.50
Fellowes Crystals Clear PVC Binding Covers, Letter, 200 Pack (5204303) • Amazon Business $26.13 1 $26.13
Fellowes 52326 Plastic Comb Bindings, 1/2" Diameter, 90 Sheet Capacity, Black (Pack of 100 Combs) • Amazon Business $7.61 2 $15.22
Fellowes Plastic Comb Binding Spines, 1/4 Inch Diameter, Black, 20 Sheets, 100 Pack (52366) • Amazon Business $2.48 2 $4.96

Materials cost

$1,243.21

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$18.65

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,291.86

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$227.98

Total project goal

$1,519.84

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,519.84

3 Donors

-$1,217.60

Donations toward project cost

-$1,094.66

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$122.94

match offer

-$232.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$197.20

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.80

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$70.24

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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