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Ms. LaFleur from Chesapeake VA is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Students Succeed in The Face of Adversity

Help me give my students a 5 pack of Fire tablets to learn in a manner that meets their exceptional learning needs

  • $633 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach exceptional learners (6th-8th grade) in a self-contained classroom for students with intellectual disabilities. Several of these learners come from a low-socioeconomic background and often do not receive the required support to enhance their educational endeavors. Although these students face a variety of challenges, they arrive at school with a smile from ear to ear and eager to learn.

Each student has a variety of sensory needs, gross and fine motor impairments as well as challenging learning demands.

A creative and hands-on learning environment is required to meet the unique learning needs of each student. All of my students love technology but have difficulty accessing material on the computer because of fine motor impairments and level of cognitive functioning.

My Project

Due to students varying sensory needs and cognitive level of functioning, instruction would be enhanced and retention would increase if Kindle Fires were incorporated into instruction. Each learner reads at a pre-k to 1st grade level. With the Kindle, students would be able to better access audio books, utilize apps that increase phonological awareness, and build letters recognition. In addition to delays in literacy, these learners perform significantly below grade level in math. With the Kindle, leaners numerous math apps that build number recognition, address basic addition and subtraction, work on money skills, etc.

Positive reinforcement is instrumental in educating these exceptional learners.

The Kindles would be used as a motivational tool. Students will be able to earn additional time to play educational games for completing instructional activities and positive behavior.

Ms. LaFleur
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
5 pack - Kids Amazon Fire 7 - 2019 release - 7'- Tablet - 16GB - Blue • Best Buy Education $500.00 1 $500.00

Materials cost

$500.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.50

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$537.50

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$94.85

Total project goal

$632.35

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$632.35

5 Donors

-$482.35

Donations toward project cost

-$410.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$72.35

match offer

-$150.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$127.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.50

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$0.00

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