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Mrs. Monte from Brooklyn NY is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

I'm An Expert...Ask Me How, Again!

My students need button parts for button makers, photo paper, and printer ink.

  • $279 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world." - Maria Montessori

Transforming children is par for the course in the Title I, K to 5 school where I teach physical education.

We have one of the largest enrollments of English as a New Language Learners in any elementary school in our city. The challenges these kids face are amazing. Many are learning to speak English for the first time, even as they continue to develop and master their native tongues at home.

There are over a dozen languages and dialects represented in our school. This, along with the long hours of school and after-school program enrollments, severely limit time available for social interactions and the formation of meaningful friendships outside of school.

In every grade, there are students with special needs. All of the children are working hard to meet our newly adopted and rigorous Common Core-based curriculum. What is more amazing than all of this, however, is the dedication these students show day in and day out as they strive to reach all of their personal, social, and academic goals.

My Project

It always amazes me how quickly certain students grasp concepts and skills to become experts. I love acknowledging their expertise and turning over the teaching reins. In order to award their achievements and promote their willingness to share their expertise with others, I want to create buttons that students can wear alongside their school name tags.

Each button will announce their proficiency, with a personal photo of the child demonstrating their expertise.

This should encourage their peers to seek their assistance in learning the same skill or task, while encouraging the expert student to be brave and share what they know so well.

Button parts, photo paper, and printer ink will enable us to continue making our buttons and keep drawing our little experts out of their shells and into our shared learning community.

Mrs. Monte
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Tecre Button Parts For Button Maker • Quill.com $17.50 6 $105.00
HP 60XL High Yield Black/60 Standard Color Ink Cartridges, N9H59FN, Multi-pack (2 cart per pack) • Quill.com $66.59 1 $66.59
HP Everyday Photo Paper, 8 1/2 x 11, Gloss,50/Pack • Quill.com $16.14 2 $32.28

Materials cost

$203.87

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.06

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$236.93

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$41.81

Total project goal

$278.74

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$278.74

21 Donors

-$244.68

Donations toward project cost

-$236.93

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$34.06

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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