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Mrs. Pontius from Kalamazoo MI is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Going the Distance: Delivering Learning Materials

Help me give my students a special delivery of educational packets through at-home printing.

  • $588 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Preschool as a 3-year-old is tough enough being that it is essentially their first year of school, but ending it so abruptly without saying good-bye to their new friends and teachers is really hard on them.

We have embarked together on this new era of education through distance learning.

However, many of my students do not have the ability to learn online (no internet, no computer, no printer). We participate in two video call check-ins per week, along with emailing curriculum materials to my families. I am blown away at the number of students that join us each week--and even sometimes twice a week. They are so eager to learn and keep in touch!

My Project

Thinking back to the beginning of the school year, I never would have envisioned myself teaching preschool at home through a digital platform. Yet, here I am emailing out lessons plans and video conferencing with my little's. I am pushing through these changes and making the best of an unusual situation.

Most of my students come from low-income households where many do not have internet, computers, or even printers to access the learning materials being sent to them.

With the products in this project, I will be able to print all the materials from my home and deliver them to my students. The worksheet packets will be beneficial for the students to stay on track and continue retaining the curriculum material through the next school year.

Mrs. Pontius
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
HP OfficeJet Pro 9016 All-in-One Wireless Printer - Includes 8 Months of Ink Delivered to Your Door and Smart Tasks for Home Office Productivity (K7R96A) • Amazon Business $279.99 1 $279.99
Laptop Bed Tray Table, Nearpow (Larger Size) Adjustable Laptop Bed Stand, Portable Standing Table with Foldable Legs, Foldable Lap Tablet Table for Sofa Couch Floor - Large Size • Amazon Business $81.99 1 $81.99
HP Printer Paper Premium 24lb, 8.5x11, 5 Ream Case, 2500 Sheets, Made in USA, Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Certified Resources, 100 Bright, Acid Free, Engineered for HP Compatibility,115300C • Amazon Business $41.98 1 $41.98
Coopay 24 Pack Journal Notebook Kraft Brown Cover Lined Notebooks for Travelers - A5 Size - 210 mm x 140 mm - 60 Lined Pages/ 30 Sheets • Amazon Business $28.99 1 $28.99
Samsill 5 Subject Spiral School Folder Organizer, 5 Dividers with Pockets, Multi Pocket Folder and Document Holder, Customizable Front Cover • Amazon Business $8.81 2 $17.62
School Smart 2-Pocket Portfolios Without Fasteners, 8-1/2 x 11 Inches, Assorted Colors, Pack of 25 • Amazon Business $12.06 1 $12.06

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