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Mrs. Kisselburg from Oklahoma City OK is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Increase Student's Motivation

My students need a laptop to connect to their new Cricut machine.

  • $665 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our student body is one of the most diverse students possible in an intercity school. Our students come from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. Regardless of where they come from, each of my students should feel equally ready to face the world. It's my job to make sure they have as many opportunities as any other student in our country.

Many of our students are being raised in single parent households and receive a free lunch based on their socioeconomic status.

These things may prevent them from getting ahead early in life and may not provide them with the life experiences many of us see as "typical".

From the minute they walk in the door of my classroom I focus on their potential and growth while they are with me. I may not be able to control their home lives, however, I can certainly control their experience during the school day. By doing this in a positive way, I am hopeful to inspire even our earliest learners to continue on a path of academic excellence.

My Project

This is the next step in my project. The first step has been funded. I teach PreK-6th grade and it is difficult to buy or create rewards that will work for all grade levels. It’s important to reward behavior that kids can control. Among children, the difference between right now and tomorrow is a big difference. For all students it’s important that rewards be immediate.

Having the laptop will allow me to connect to the cricut and I will be able to make different types of rewards in my classroom.

With a laptop hooked to the cricut I will be able to create incentives for my students immediately. I can make gifts for my students or have the students help make them. Many times I can find things for a great price at dollar stores and then affix vinyl to them. The students can make stickers using the xyron machine, nothing like personalization to make someone feel extra special. Students can create t-shirts for team building activities by using iron-on lettering and printing it out. Students who show good behavior could make items for friends and other teachers. It helps them think of others by making things for others.

Research shows all motivating power of the incentives vanishes when there is a delay in receiving it.

Mrs. Kisselburg
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
2018 Newest HP Premium 15.6" Laptop, AMD A6-9220 Dual-Core Processor 2.50GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, AMD Radeon R4 Graphics, DVD-RW, HDMI, Bluetooth, HDMI, Webcam, Windows 10 (Newest Model) • Amazon Business $289.99 1 $289.99
Sizzix 660425 Big Shot Cutting/Embossing Machine with Extended Multipurpose Platform, White/Gray • Amazon Business $79.99 1 $79.99
Xyron 624632 Creative Station, 9" with 5" Option • Amazon Business $42.89 1 $42.89
Xyron Acid-Free Permanent Adhesive Refill Cartridge for the 9-Inch Creative Station, 40-feet • Amazon Business $16.22 1 $16.22
Sizzix Framelits Die Set 5/PK - Stars • Amazon Business $13.69 1 $13.69
Sizzix Framelits Die Set 7/PK - Ovals • Amazon Business $12.35 1 $12.35
Sizzix Framelits Die Set 8/PK - Circles • Amazon Business $11.84 1 $11.84
Sizzix Framelits Die Set 8/PK - Squares • Amazon Business $11.84 1 $11.84
Xyron Acid-Free Permanent Adhesive Refill, 5 Inches x 18 Feet, 1 per Box (AT1605-18) • Amazon Business $9.24 1 $9.24

Materials cost

$488.05

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$39.78

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.32

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$565.15

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$99.73

Total project goal

$664.88

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$664.88

2 Donors

-$424.88

Donations toward project cost

-$361.15

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$63.73

match offer

-$240.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$204.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.00

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$0.00

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