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Mrs. Friend from Bellmawr NJ is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Leaping into Learning

My students need two Leapter Explorer handheld learning devices, numerous learning games, headphones, and downloadable app cards for their center time.

  • $461 goal

This project expired on May 6, 2016.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"You may become a Shakespeare, a Michelangelo, or a Beethoven. You have the capacity for anything. Yes, you are a marvel." My job is to nurture and love some of the most amazing marvels there are. These children; however, have exceptional needs, especially when learning.

My students are in second, third, and fourth-grade, are all placed in a multiple disabilities, self-contained classroom.

They all have exceptional needs ranging from autism spectrum disorder, down syndrome, specific learning disabilities, seizure disorders, communication impairments, emotional disabilities, and other health impairments. The majority of my students receive free lunch and live well below the poverty line. But, even without the odds in their favor, they are a resilient, happy, energetic group of children, who make me proud of all they accomplish each day. They have a love of technology, and an intense love of learning. These children give me a reason to wake up each morning, and go to the job that I love so much.

My Project

Every day, my students work so hard to complete seven small group rotations, lasting thirty minutes each. Throughout those seven rotations, students have the opportunity to work on their learning with a teacher, with a peer, and independently. When students are independent, I like to find activities that are the most motivating, and what is more motivating than video games? Using these Leapster Explorers, students will be able to play and learn at the same time, using something that all children inherently love.

Two of the most important factors of being successful, are the feelings of independence and accomplishment.

These Leapster Explorers will allow my students to learn in a fun way, that encourages them to think outside the box, and to act independently. When they are able to do things independently, they are always so proud of their accomplishments.

Mrs. Friend
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 7 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LeapFrog Leapster Explorer Learning Game System, Green • Amazon Business $74.97 2 $149.94
LeapFrog Digital Download Card • Amazon Business $17.73 4 $70.92
LeapFrog LeapSchool Reading Learning Game (works with LeapPad Tablets, LeapsterGS, and Leapster Explorer) • Amazon Business $27.00 1 $27.00
LeapFrog SpongeBob SquarePants Fists of Foam Learning Game (works with LeapPad Tablets & LeapsterGS) • Amazon Business $25.49 1 $25.49
LeapFrog Animal Genius Learning Game (works with LeapPad Tablets, LeapsterGS, and Leapster Explorer) • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
LeapFrog Headphones, Green • Amazon Business $11.99 2 $23.98
LeapFrog Disney Pixar Brave Learning Game (Works with LeapPad Tablets, LeapsterGS, and Leapster Explorer) • Amazon Business $19.58 1 $19.58
LeapFrog Disney Phineas and Ferb Learning Game (Works with LeapFrog Tablets, LeapsterGS, and Leapster Explorer) • Amazon Business $13.96 1 $13.96

Materials cost

$355.86

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.34

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$391.20

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$69.04

Total project goal

$460.24

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$460.24

5 Donors

-$460.24

Donations toward project cost

-$391.20

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$69.04

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$0.00

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