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Ms. Rios from Channelview TX is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Keep Our Class Running Smoothly

My students need a wide variety of items to keep our class running smoothly. They need Bluetooth speakers, a Mac key card, storage drawers and bins, candy for incentives, a bookshelf, reusable notebooks, laminating pouches, and paper trimmers.

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My Students

My students are English Language Learners from a high poverty area. We are a Title I School with approximately 90% of our school population receiving free or reduced-price lunch and some being part of a Backpack Buddy Program that provides them with food for the weekend. Most of my students are the eldest of their family, and they are a resource for their younger siblings when doing homework. They should continue to be a fountain of knowledge for their family and serve as role models for their younger siblings.

They are bright students who are captivated by the capabilities of technology and love hands-on activities.

My students should not be limited in their achievements because of their economic status. They should have access to the tools they need to succeed. I want to instill in them that they are capable of anything if they set their mind to it and work hard to achieve it.

My Project

The Bluetooth speakers will be used to hear educational videos from BrainPOP, flocabulary, STEMscopes, edusmart, etc. The storage drawers will provide a place for students to keep their notebooks, since we use tables for collaborative learning and they don’t have storage space.

Task cards and games get plenty of use so we want to protect them for future use, this is where the laminating pouches and paper trimmers come in.

The candy will be used as incentives, and the bins to store them. The bookshelf will provide us with extra storage for our textbooks and ever-growing classroom library. The step ladder will be used to maximize our wall space, by being able to display anchor charts and educational posters. The Microsoft key will help us to create engaging games, PowerPoints, and card sorts. We'll use the dry erase markers and erasers to work/play on laminated games and activities.

We also need reusable notebooks with pens. These notebooks will allow my students to write about what they’ve learned and we’ll be able to store them in google drive to come back to them. The best part is we will be reusing them and this will help lead our conversation about recycling and preserving our resources. The lighting adapter will allow us to connect our classroom iPad to the projector. The orbit sharpener will allow my students to sharpen their map pencils without clogging the sharpener. The hole-punch and stapler will allow students to staple hole-punch important papers to place in their binders.

Ms. Rios
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
JBL Flip 4 - speaker - for portable use - wireless • Best Buy Education $78.14 2 $156.28
Microsoft Office Home and Student 2016 for Mac | 1 user, Mac Key Card • Amazon Business $143.15 1 $143.15
HOMZ Plastic 3 Drawer Medium Cart, White Frame, Clear Drawers, Casters Included, Set of 3 • Amazon Business $59.99 2 $119.98
Rocketbook Erasable, Reusable Wirebound Notebook - Letter Size • Amazon Business $28.03 2 $56.06
Expo 80001 Low Odor Chisel Point Dry Erase Markers, Low Odor Alcohol-Based Ink, Designed for Whiteboards, Glass and Most Non-Porous Surfaces, Black, 12 Units per Box, Pack of 2 Boxes, 24 Markers Total • Amazon Business $14.00 3 $42.00
IRIS 6-Drawer Scrapbook Cart with Organizer Top, Black • Amazon Business $41.22 1 $41.22
VonHaus Steel 2 Step Ladder Folding Portable Stool with 330lbs Capacity - Lightweight and Sturdy, White, 2 Step • Amazon Business $38.95 1 $38.95
Sauder Beginnings 3-Shelf Bookcase, Highland Oak • Amazon Business $36.58 1 $36.58
Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches, 8.9 x 11.4 -Inches, 3 mil thick, 100-Pack (TP3854-100) • Amazon Business $10.45 3 $31.35
Ivendita 1900 HDMI VGA AV Adapter Converter, Latest 4 IN 1 HDMI/VGA/Audio/AV Multiple Digital Adapter Connector Compatible/ Replacement for iPhone X 8 7 6 6s 5 Plus iPad iPod, Silver • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Fiskars SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer, 12-Inch Cut Length (1298937797) • Amazon Business $14.29 2 $28.58
Westcott Titanium Bonded Non-Stick iPoint Orbit Electric Pencil Sharpener (Red) • Amazon Business $23.20 1 $23.20
Pilot FriXion Clicker Retractable Erasable Gel Pens Fine Point (.7) Assorted Color Inks 7-pk; Make Mistakes Disappear, No Need For White Out with America’s #1 Selling Pen Brand • Amazon Business $10.91 2 $21.82
MARS Chocolate and More Halloween Candy Variety Mix 72.83-Ounce Stand-up Bag • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Paper Mate InkJoy Gel Pens, Medium Point, Assorted Colors, 20 Count • Amazon Business $19.87 1 $19.87
Bostitch EZ Squeeze 40 Sheet 3-Hole Punch (HP40) • Amazon Business $19.34 1 $19.34
Paper Mate Flair Felt Tip Pens, Medium Point (0.7mm), Assorted Colors, 24 Count • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Fiskars 157400-1001 Titanium TripleTrack High Profile Cutting Replacement Blades • Amazon Business $5.99 3 $17.97
Fiskars 9 Inch Bypass Paper Trimmer (199130-1001) • Amazon Business $17.13 1 $17.13
Sterilite 17511712 6-Quart ClearView Latch Box, with Plum Handles, 2-Pack • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
officematters Cute Magnetic Chalkboard Whiteboard Dry Erasers Cleaner. Pack of 24 (24Pcs - Yellow) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Apostrophe Games Blank Playing Cards (Poker Size, Aqueous Finish) (216 Cards) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches, 8.9 x 11.4 -Inches, 3 mil thick, 100-Pack (TP3854-100) • Amazon Business $11.70 1 $11.70
AirHeads 80 Mini Bars Fun Taffy Candy Assorted Fruit Flavors 32.17oz (912g) air heads • Amazon Business $10.91 1 $10.91
PaperPro inPOWER20-3 in 1 Stapler - One Finger, No Effort, Spring Powered Stapler, Red (1124) • Amazon Business $10.71 1 $10.71
240 Count Bulk SOUR PATCH KIDS Sweet and Sour Halloween Candy, Trick or Treat Individually Wrapped Packs • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
X-ACTO Craft Tools #1 Knife With Safety Cap, Pink • Amazon Business $8.76 1 $8.76
EXPO 8473KF Precision Point Whiteboard Eraser • Amazon Business $7.29 1 $7.29
PURELL Multi Surface Disinfectant Spray – Fragrance Free, Voted 2018 Product of The Year - 28 oz. Spray Bottle (Pack of 2) - 2846-02-EC • Amazon Business $6.58 1 $6.58
E-Z Grader 7200 Large Print E-Z Grader, Educational Grading Chart, Computes Percentage Scores Up to 70 Questions, 10" x 5", Royal Blue • Amazon Business $5.94 1 $5.94
Grading Calculator - E-Z Grader Teacher's Aid Scoring Chart (Original) - 8-1/2" x 4-3/4" • Amazon Business $5.93 1 $5.93
LEO74515 - Peel-Away Dry Erase Board Eraser w/12 Disposable Pads • Amazon Business $5.92 1 $5.92
Fiskars 163050-1001 Fingertip Craft Knife, 7 Inch, Orange • Amazon Business $4.97 1 $4.97
EXPO Precision Point Whiteboard Eraser, Refill • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
EXPO Precision Point Whiteboard Eraser, Refill • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Pentel Clic Retractable Eraser with Grip, Assorted Barrels, 3 Pack (ZE21TBP3M) • Amazon Business $3.83 1 $3.83
Westcott 10416 15" Stainless Steel Office Ruler With Non Slip Cork Base • Amazon Business $3.02 1 $3.02
Westcott 8ths 12-Inch Beveled Transparent Ruler (B-70) • Amazon Business $2.65 1 $2.65

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