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Ms. Alyssa from Chicago IL is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Update Our Room's Prepared Environment!

Help me give my students a laminator and pouches to create new, lasting works. Every day students will use the new rugs, clipboards, whiteboards to complete daily tasks, work, and art projects.

  • $544 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach in a public Montessori school in Chicago, IL. My classroom consists of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade students. My students love to explore the world around them. Through the Montessori philosophy, they have the ability to pursue their personal interests and passions in a safe, caring environment.

"Education is a natural process carried out by the human individual, and is acquired not by listening to words, but by experiences in the environment." - Maria Montessori

My students are special because they have the ability to work collaboratively with one another; absorbing information through a variety of learning modalities. Students have the freedom to move through the classroom using the materials available to them.

My Project

"The "prepared environment" is Maria Montessori's concept that the environment can be designed to facilitate maximum independent learning and exploration by the child.

In the calm, ordered space of the Montessori prepared environment, children work on activities of their own choice at their own pace.

They experience a blend of freedom and self-discipline in a place especially designed to meet their developmental needs." (1996-2017 NAMTA)

I will use the laminator and pouches to create new, lasting works for our classroom. The whiteboards and clipboards will replace old, worn down materials used for work time, recording, math and writing. The two new rugs will be used as seating options for work time.

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Safavieh MNC222F-5 Monaco area-rugs, 5'1" x 7'7", Multi • Amazon Business $87.81 2 $175.62
XC341 - Classroom Laminating Machine • Lakeshore Learning Materials $129.00 1 $129.00
XC343 - Classroom Laminating Pouches - Set of 100 - 9" x 11 1⁄2" • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 2 $59.98
Dry Erase Boards [30pc Double Sided] Lapboards with ClearWipe Coating! Small White Boards - 9" x 12" Mini White Boards for Students, Classroom Teacher Supplies • Amazon Business $32.95 1 $32.95
Clipboards (Set of 30) by Office Solutions Direct! ECO Friendly Hardboard Clipboard Pack, Low Profile Clip Standard A4 Letter Size, Classroom Supplies • Amazon Business $27.95 1 $27.95

Materials cost

$425.50

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.38

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$461.88

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$81.51

Total project goal

$543.39

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$543.39

3 Donors

-$347.00

Donations toward project cost

-$294.95

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$52.05

Matching donations from our partners

-$196.39

Match offers toward project cost

-$166.93

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.46

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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