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Ms. PURCELL from Oxnard CA is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Give Students with Special Needs a Chance to Learn

Help me give my students 3 Amazon Fire tablets to use to practice writing their letters, learning letters and sight words, and practice math problems.

  • $332 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have the honor of teaching boys and girls with learning disabilities. Most of my students have speech and language delays. Some do not speak at all, and do not yet understand when I speak with them, while others may have the ability to speak, yet they are often difficult to understand. The fact that some of the students are English learners makes learning even more difficult for them.

We spend our days learning math, reading, science and social studies, all the while we are having fun.

Our school has 3 kindergarten classes and three first grade classes. Even though my students love Free Choice activity, they would rather be in the general education with all the other kids. As my students build their skills and learn appropriate behaviors, they are included more often with their general education peers. When my students join their peers more often in classes, they are more often included out during recess and lunch.

My Project

With the Kindle Fire tablets, I will be able to download free apps that students can use to learn valuable skills that they will be able to take with them when they join their general education peers. There are apps that provide independent practice of writing letters and words correctly. Others that read stories aloud students. Research has shown that the simple practice of reading or being read to everyday, is the single greatest thing a student can do to help them succeed educationally.

Students will be able to use some amazing apps that do not require language to use, but enables them to learn.

This may be the most important reason that I feel my students will benefit from the use of tablets in my classroom.

Ms. PURCELL
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Amazon - Fire HD 8 - 8'- Tablet - 16GB 8th Generation, 2018 Release - Marine Blue • Best Buy Education $75.90 3 $227.70

Materials cost

$227.70

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$20.83

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.42

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$281.95

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$49.76

Total project goal

$331.71

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$331.71

6 Donors

-$206.71

Donations toward project cost

-$175.70

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$31.01

match offer

-$125.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$106.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.75

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$0.00

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