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Mrs. Merrifield from Bakersfield CA is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Laptop For Learning

My students need a Acer Chromebook to learn about science and math.

  • $296 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Every morning the principal asks the students, "How did you come to school today?" The students reply "ready to learn!" In Kindergarten, we are learning reading foundational skills to become independent readers. We practice recognizing letters, numbers, and sight words daily. We work hard everyday.

I teach 25 kindergarten students who enjoy learning how to read, write, and do math.

Our wonderful school is located in sunny Southern California. My students range from gifted and talented to below grade level. We are proud to be a Nationally Recognized School of Excellence and have won many prestigious awards. Since we are not a Title One School, funding extra projects is very difficult.

My Project

My Project: I currently only have two computers for my entire class to share. My students ask me daily if they can use the computer to practice their reading and math skills. With so many students, their time is limited. Last year our district purchased a computer program called Lexia Core 5. This awesome program helps children practice early literacy skills in a game like format. The program allows each child to work at their own pace and level which helps differentiate instruction. If I had one more computer, many more students would be able to access this program during our center time. Another reason I would like an additional computer is to practice identifying letters, numbers, and words on the Starfall website. All of the common core standards, including math can be found on this website. The students enjoy the animation, games, and colorful pictures. I like how this program helps them learn letter sounds, letter names, and beginning blends.

An additional computer in my classroom would give more students access to Lexia Core 5 and Starfall programs.

While students are working on the computers, I would be instructing a small reading group. This is my first Donors Choose grant! Thank you for considering our project.

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Mrs. Merrifield
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Acer - 11.6'Chromebook - Intel Celeron - 2GB Memory - 16GB eMMC Flash Memory - Moonstone White • Best Buy for Business $199.99 1 $199.99

Materials cost

$199.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$18.30

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$251.29

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$44.35

Total project goal

$295.64

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$295.64

1 Donor

-$88.00

Donations toward project cost

-$88.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

Matching donations from our partners

-$192.11

Match offers toward project cost

-$163.29

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.82

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$15.53

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$0.00

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