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Mrs. Silvestry from Brooklyn NY is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help My Students Create Sweet Memories Through Photography and Art!

Help me give my students the materials they need to learn art and photography while creating memory books of their very first year in school!

  • $404 goal

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My Students

I work with 18 wonderful and inquisitive pre-kindergarten students in a very diverse school in Brooklyn, New York. We have children from many different cultures in our class and children with many special abilities.

Our Pre-K students love to learn new things daily!

For many of these children, it is their first year in school. They are learning about themselves, others, school rules, routines, and many new concepts in various subjects! They have many opportunities to explore what kind of learners they are and learn concepts in many different ways!

My Project

The first year of school is such an exciting time for a child and their families! What better way to remember these sweet memories than to make a year long memory book that allows the children to choose what art, work, and photographs they want to represent their learning throughout the year?

My students need materials to create a year long memory book, so they can discuss what they have learned, reflect on their experience in school, and keep a life long reminder of the beginning of their educational career!

In order to make the memory books, we need page protectors to protect their work, sturdy card stock paper, ink to print up explanations and dictations, glue, tape, stickers, labels, and other art materials. We especially need a new digital camera since our class camera recently broke and teachers are not allowed to use personal devices to take pictures in our school. I would love to continue taking pictures and print them up so the children not only have their work and art to reflect on, but also photographs of their first school experience. Throughout the year, children will add work and photos that they best feel reflect their learning, and at the end of the year, the children will get to take their memory books home and keep them forever!

We would greatly appreciate any help you can give my Pre-K students to create memory books and continue documenting their first experience in school! Thank you!

Mrs. Silvestry
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 Digital Camera (Red) and SanDisk 32GB Memory Card • Amazon Business $108.90 1 $108.90
HP 61XL Black High Yield/61 Tri-color Original Ink Cartridges, 2 Cartons/Pack (CZ138FN • Staples Advantage $62.99 1 $62.99
Staples Nonstick Top-Loading Sheet Protectors, Medium-Weight, Clear, 2.4 mil, 8 1/2" x 11", 200/Bx • Staples Advantage $21.99 2 $43.98
Avery High-Visibility Round Laser Labels, 24 Labels Per Sheet, White, 1 2/3" Diameter, 600 Labels/Pk • Staples Advantage $19.99 1 $19.99
Scotch  Heavy Duty Shipping Tape With Dispenser, 1.88" x 22.22 yds., Clear, 6 Rolls (142-6) • Staples Advantage $13.49 1 $13.49
Astrobrights Colored Cardstock, 8.5" x 11", 65 lb./176 gsm, "Vintage" 5-Color Assortment, 250 Sheets/Pack (21003 / 22003) • Staples Advantage $12.81 1 $12.81
Trend Sparkle Stickers, Holiday Celebration Variety Pack, 648/Pack • Staples Advantage $12.49 1 $12.49
Sharpie Metallic Fine Point Permanent Markers, Silver, 12/pk (39100) • Staples Advantage $10.94 1 $10.94
Staples Card Stock Paper, 110 Lbs., White, 8 1/2"H x 11"W, 250 Sheets/Pk • Staples Advantage $7.24 1 $7.24
Gorilla Glue Instant Bond Superglue, 15g Bottle, Translucent • Staples Advantage $4.99 1 $4.99
Staples Washable Glue Sticks, Jumbo, Clear, 1.4 oz, 6/Pack • Staples Advantage $3.81 1 $3.81
Sparkle and Shine Rainbow Glitter Stars Cut-Outs, 36/Pack (120246) • Staples Advantage $3.59 1 $3.59
Happy 100th Day Stickers, Pack of 65 (CTP2111) • Staples Advantage $3.19 1 $3.19

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