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Ms. J.
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 19 donors
  • $0 still needed

Hands on Makes Learning Fun!

Help me give my students a laminator machine and laminating pouches to make center activities.

My Students

I teach at a low-income school in Mississippi. Students come to me with a variety of needs, both academic and social-emotional. They are always eager to learn. All of our students receive free lunch. My school is currently a C-rated school, but we are striving to become a B-rated school.

They are the shining stars who brave through some pretty tough home lives in order to excel in a safe, fun, engaging learning environment.

My hope is to provide my students with a colorful, warm classroom that is not only inviting but purposeful.

My Project

The use of hands on activities during center time is a daily activity in my classroom, especially in math and reading. Using laminated games and activities preserve and make them durable for continuous use. The students use hands on resources on the carpet and at various stations. The resources allow me to see exactly what they are doing, as well as provide an easy place for them to show and share their work. What becomes a problem is the fact that the game pieces are lost, without being lamented they don't last, and the materials slowly starts to break down from frequent use. When something goes awry, students know that they must leave the rug quietly to get a new game board, new cards, or the last choice, a different skill to match resources. Even though they are great about doing this, it is distracting for many of my students who have focusing issues and they miss important instruction form either myself or other students. By having a laminator machine and pouches, students will be able to avoid all of these problems and focus on increasing their learning!

By donating to our project, you will not only help to improve and increase student attention and focus, you will ultimately help to increase their academic achievement.

Students will be able to simply focus on the academic material at hand, and not whether their materials are missing pieces.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Scotch Thermal Laminator, 1 Thermal Laminator with 20 Letter Size Pouches (TL1302VP) • Quill.com $84.99 1 $84.99
Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches, Letter Size, 200 Pouches (TP3854-200) • Quill.com $39.99 2 $79.98
Highland Masking Tape, 0.94" x 60 Yards, 3" Core • Quill.com $3.14 6 $18.84
Scotch Sure Start Packing Tape, 1.88"W x 25 Yards, Clear, 6 Rolls (DP-1000RF6) • Quill.com $17.67 1 $17.67

Materials cost

$201.48

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$14.10

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.02

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$248.60

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$43.87

Total project goal

$292.47

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$292.47

17 Donors

-$171.00

Donations toward project cost

-$147.90

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.10

Matching donations from our partners

-$118.52

Match offers toward project cost

-$100.74

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.78

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.00

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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19 donors19 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by SONIC Drive-In and 18 other donors.

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