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Mrs. Menzel from West Valley City UT is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Higher Achievement for English Language Learners

Help me give my students the opportunity to narrow the learning gap by using BrainPop.

  • $310 goal

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My Students

My students come primarily from low income families. Many of the parents are blue collar workers who want better for their children and are dedicated to making sure their child works hard in school. Spanish is primarily spoken in their homes and many come from single parent households. Due to my students' socioeconomic status, many of my students receive free or reduced lunch. In addition, our school is a Title I school.

My students are typical, curious fifth graders.

They love to learn and explore new things.

I try to create a positive atmosphere in my class since many of them come from troubled homes and have experienced a great deal of trauma in their short lives. When they fail at something, I simply tell them, "You didn't fail, you just haven't learned it yet." I want to empower my students to be great thinkers and problem solvers by giving them opportunities to become more automonous with their educations.

My Project

BrainPop is a renowned animated educational site for kids. Teachers, like myself, want to provide more digital opportunities for students, but legislative funds do not provide us with enough money to purchase programs like Brain Pop.

BrainPop engages students in Math, Science, Social Studies, English and more with over 1000 short movies, which bolsters achievement.

Half of my students are English Language Learners. The best way for these students to learn is by providing lots of pictures. These special students make connections to the world visually.

Lastly due to language barriers, most of my ELLs are behind two grade levels. I believe BrainPop will help narrow the gap for my ELLs.

Mrs. Menzel
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
BrainPOP (12-month classroom subscription) • AKJ Education $230.00 1 $230.00

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