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Coach Ezra from Pueblo CO is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Kindle the Fire of English Proficiency

Help me give my students Amazon Kindle Fire 7 tablets and English to Spanish/Spanish to English dictionaries in order for them to obtain and develop English proficiency.

  • $478 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

When taking a look at our student population, you will immediately notice we are predominately Hispanic/Latino. Due to our name and location, we are privileged to attract many Hispanic/Latino families, some of which speak English and Spanish, while others only speak Spanish. We have the blessing of serving our Spanish speaking students and their families in their own language. Many of these students and their families depend on interpreters and translators, like me, to interact with teachers and staff.

Our school motto is, "Building a Legacy of Success," and it serves as a reminder of the big picture at the start of each day.

We believe those words and try hard daily to prove it to our students with our actions. Like many young people around the world, our students deal with the challenges of acceptance, self-esteem, and their ever-changing emotions. They are faced with the challenge of defying the odds and in some cases even making history in their families. Since we are a public charter school, purposely placed in a low-income/high-risk neighborhood, some of my students will be the first to complete high school and eventually graduate college!

My Project

Using the Amazon Fire 7 tablets will be a simple yet powerful tool for my students who are currently developing and building English literacy. Considering the fact that lectures, discussions, and even textbooks are in English in all general education classrooms, having an interpreter/translator at their fingertips will be indispensable. The use of word-to-word dictionaries will primarily be used during assessments. This will also be a useful tool for decoding text and finding cognates easily.

Equitable access to the curriculum is the goal of this project!

The truth is, for my Spanish only students, my direct minutes with them are very limited in comparison to their whole school day. It is my wish to provide them with tools of self-efficacy and self-advocacy. These tablets and dictionaries will give students a new confidence and allow them to rely more on their own investigation, thus creating a greater sense of ownership in their education. Lastly, these tools will be a priceless investment in my students who wish to venture off and work less directly with me while maintaining a "lifeline" of sorts.

Coach Ezra
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Amazon Kindle Fire 7 - tablet - 8 GB - 7' • Best Buy Education $53.06 6 $318.36
Webster's Spanish-English Dictionary for Students • AKJ Education $2.00 15 $30.00

Materials cost

$348.36

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$22.30

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.23

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$405.89

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$71.63

Total project goal

$477.52

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$477.52

2 Donors

-$308.00

Donations toward project cost

-$285.05

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.95

match offer

-$142.16

Match offer toward project cost

-$120.84

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$21.32

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$27.35

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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