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Mrs. Lopez-Valles from Los Angeles CA is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Keep Us Moving Along!!

Help me give my students access to working technology and erase the common refrain echoed on a daily basis, "Teacher, it's not working."

  • $238 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Twenty-seven eager, enthusiastic, and happy little faces greet me every morning. They are truly the reason I love what I do. Every day is a chance to share my knowledge with my 27 little ones and it is a gift.

My students are 5 and 6 years old and full of energy.

They are curious and have the normal attention span of a child, an average of 6 minutes of focus. It is this reason that I work hard to change activities often. We go from a carpet activity to a movement activity often and we sing songs, watch videos and do some seat work.

Our school is a Title I school and all our students qualify for a free or reduced-price lunch.

My Project

Currently the Mac I am using is from the year 2012. In computer years, it is a thousand years old and it is showing its age. It is sluggish and takes forever to turn on and load videos. My students have to count to see how long it takes to load while we wait for the attendance screen to pop up. Forget trying to watch our science lessons or do a GoNoodle lesson. All I hear while they sit and wait is "Teacher, it's not working." If I had a dollar for every time I heard that I'd be able to buy myself a new laptop. But sadly, it is too expensive. However, the laptop I currently have can be upgraded. It has room for more memory. This would give my current laptop new life for a lot less money. My students will be able to benefit from timely attendance, a seamless testing situation (the laptop is used monthly for progress monitoring and for other assessments) and less wasted instructional time. However, we do review the colors and count while we wait for the circle of death to stop. We have to make the best of our situation. We have to keep it moving along. Sluggish and tired, but we move along. Help us speed up the process and move into the 21st century. Donate to the incredible students of our room.

Mrs. Lopez-Valles
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Crucial 16GB Kit (8GBx2) DDR3/DDR3L 1600 MT/s (PC3-12800) SODIMM 204-Pin Memory For Mac - CT2K8G3S160BM • Amazon Business $90.99 1 $90.99
Crucial MX500 500GB 3D NAND SATA 2.5 Inch Internal SSD - CT500MX500SSD1 • Amazon Business $64.50 1 $64.50

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