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Mrs. Elias from Springfield MA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Hard Coating Our World!

My students need a classroom laminating machine and pouches, magnetic lettering kits, soft seats and markers.

  • $605 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I teach in an inner city school district where a large percentage of of our students live below poverty level. Each year I have students who come in below grade level and I have some who are advanced and several that fall in between. The hardest part of being a teacher is adequately meeting the needs of all of these students and finding what motivates each one and help them to succeed. My students want to do their best and always rise to the expectations I set for them. They are amazing kids, who want to set goals for themselves and attain those goals through hard work and dedication. I have found that learning through technology not only engages my students but prepares them to be 21st century learners.

My Project

As an inner city school teacher I often purchase my own materials and create my own activities for learning objectives. My students are little and often ruin paper activates quickly. So I am often remaking things or having to make multiple copies. Having a laminator will help to make materials my students use everyday durable and sturdy. Though having our activities in a hard coating is great, sitting on the cold hard floor is not. Seat cushions for the students to use during independent reading and other activities will make learning a little more comfortable.

Often the activities I create require students to have letters to build words and manipulate sounds then record their thinking.

Right now we share a couple of sets of magnetic letters and write and wipe markers. Having enough of these items for the whole class would make learning fun.

Being able to create multiple activities, games and lessons that can be used for a long time and have the materials to participate in these lessons in a comfy environment will make learning in our room is so much better.

Mrs. Elias
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
XC341 - Classroom Laminating Machine • Lakeshore Learning Materials $129.00 1 $129.00
LC926 - Classroom Magnetic Letters Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $44.99 2 $89.98
XC344 - 11 1/2" x 17 1/2" Pouches • Lakeshore Learning Materials $44.99 1 $44.99
DD371YE - Soft Seat - Yellow • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 4 $39.96
DD371BU - Soft Seat - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 4 $39.96
DD371RD - Soft Seat - Red • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 4 $39.96
DD371GR - Soft Seat - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 4 $39.96
DD338 - Write & Wipe Thin-Line Markers - Class Pack • Lakeshore Learning Materials $27.99 1 $27.99
XC343 - 9" x 11 1/2" Pouches • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99

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