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Mrs. Manswell from Bronx NY is requesting computers & tablets through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Hurricane Maria can Defeat My Home But Not My Mind

My students need laptops, mouse, protective cases and carrying bags to be able to borrow the laptops for school and home use.

  • $2,712 goal

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My Students

My students attend a Title I school in the heart of a borough in New York. They are special needs students and English Language Learners which makes learning challenging. My students come from a variety of economic backgrounds with almost all of them receiving free or reduced-priced lunch. The school's population is very ethnically diverse as well. We serve a rising number of new transfers from Puerto Rico. Needless to say, students come to school with their own unique set of struggles and successes.

One thing they have in common, though, is their love for school and learning.

I hope to create an environment in school and at home that meets their unique needs.

My Project

My class have special needs students that is struggling with their education and social economic hardships. Now, we have students arriving from Puerto Rico who have lost everything as a result of Hurricane Maria. Laptops are vital to helping the students learn and gain some normalcy. Theses students will write essays in English class by researching a variety of high-interest topics, acquire images to go with their projects and classroom assignments. They will also have a reliable high-speed laptop that is able to handle the demands of math and science without dropping. They will be able to take turns using the laptops to complete Classwork, assignments and homework at home which is a vital to track students progress as well as give our new students the tools they need to be successful and a feeling of belonging.

My goal is to build a class set of electronic devices that my students cannot only use during class time, but can also be used after school and at home to complete online assignments from their classes.

With your help, this will be possible.

Mrs. Manswell
Grades 6-8

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Apple 13" MacBook Air (2017 Version) 1.8GHz Core i5 CPU, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD • Amazon Business $1,054.19 1 $1,054.19
Apple 13" MacBook Air (2017 Version) 1.8GHz Core i5 CPU, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD • Amazon Business $1,054.19 1 $1,054.19
Apple Magic Mouse 2 (MLA02LL/A) • Amazon Business $76.50 1 $76.50
GMYLE 2 in 1 Bundle Garden Flower Pattern Soft-Touch Crystal Print Plastic Hard Case for Macbook Air 13 inch (Model: A1369 & A1466) with Protective Keyboard Skin Cover, Transparent • Amazon Business $16.98 1 $16.98
GMYLE 2 in 1 Pink Marble Macbook Air 13 inch Case Soft-Touch Matte Plastic Scratch Guard Cover for Macbook Air 13 inch (Model: A1369 & A1466) with Protective Keyboard Skin Cover, Rose Quartz • Amazon Business $15.98 1 $15.98
KAYOND Rose Pattern 13 inch Canvas laptop sleeve with pocket 13 inch 13.3 inch laptop case macbook air 13 case macbook pro 13 sleeve • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Canvaslife Pink Rose Pattern 13 inch Canvas laptop sleeve with pocket 13 inch 13.3 inch laptop case macbook air 13 case macbook pro 13 sleeve • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99

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