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Mrs. Sullivan from Pineville LA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Laminating Lifelong Learners!

Help me give my students a much needed laminating machine and thermal sheets.

  • $253 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

How many students want to be in a classroom where they experience a hands-on approach for every concept they are being taught? I know I would! I want my students to have that experience each and every day they enter my classroom. My scientists, mathematicians, journalists, graphic designers, and engineers deserve that and so much more! One way to achieve this is to provide my students with materials that will allow them to be more creative in the classroom and learn in a more hands-on way.

I teach 22 of the brightest, most amazing third graders ever!

Many of my students receive free or reduced-price lunches. I have gifted students, students with IEP's, extremely active students, shy students, funny students, serious students, students with supportive parents, students with little parental support at home, students who are sweet, and students who call me "Mom"!

There are many differences among my students but one thing they have in common is their love of learning. They love learning and I love them! In my 16th year of teaching, I have found that students learn more when they are actually involved and actively engaged in their learning process.

My Project

My students and I are in dire need of a new laminating machine and thermal sheets. The last laminating machine that we had previously was used so much that it finally jammed up and quit working for us.

We laminate everything from photos that relate to the lessons being taught in class, to photos that we send home to parents so that they can preserve a small piece of their child's childhood.

We also laminate information sheets that relate to a certain lesson being taught in class so that the pages can be used again and will last for many years to come.

For teachers like myself, laminating machines offer the best opportunity to make creative and durable projects, reusable worksheets, as well as quick dry erase boards for our students. Students can make personal, durable flashcards that can go anywhere without worries about tears, crinkles, and food stains. A thermal laminating machine that is compact and portable with the technology to laminate documents can really come in handy for teachers and students alike.

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Mrs. Sullivan
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 22 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
ABOX A3 Thermal Laminator Machine OL381 for A3/A4/A6, Two Roller System, Jam-Release Switch, Cutter and Safety Lock,Fast Warm-up, Quick Laminating Speed for Home/Office/School, with 16 Pouches • Amazon Business $58.99 1 $58.99
Fellowes Thermal Laminating Pouches, ImageLast, Jam Free, Letter Size, 5 Mil, 200 Pack (5245301) • Amazon Business $31.49 1 $31.49
Swingline GBC Thermal Laminating Sheets / Pouches, Letter Size, 3 Mil, EZUse, 100-Count (3745003) • Amazon Business $31.41 1 $31.41
Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches, 5 x 7-Inches, Photo Size, 100-Pouches (TP5903-100) • Amazon Business $15.38 1 $15.38
Optiazure Thermal Laminating Pouches 9"x11.5" Inches, Clear, Cleaning Sheet Included, Letter Size (5mil 100Pack) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Koala Clear Thermal Laminating Pouches 3 mil 11.5x17.5 Inches for Seal 11x17 Photos 50 Sheets • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99

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