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Ms. Barker from Calumet Park IL is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning in Today's World

My students need Kindle Fires for small groups, MP3 Players for listening centers, cushions for flexible seating, and books.

  • $460 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a teacher in a low-income/high poverty school district, my students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. Despite the many challenges they face, I want to provide my students with creative and meaningful learning experiences.

They like to move, they love to read and love lots of positive attention.

Many of them are being raised in single parent households or by grandparents. The majority of students receive a free lunch based on their socioeconomic status. These things may prevent them from getting ahead early in life and may not provide them with the life experiences many of us see as "typical".

From the minute they walk in the door of my classroom, I focus on their potential and growth while they are with me. I may not be able to control their home lives, however, I can certainly control their experience during the school day. By doing this in a creative and positive way, I am hopeful to inspire even our earliest learners to continue on a path of academic excellence.

My Project

I am requesting materials for my students to become more familiar with different types of technology while helping them become better able to focus in the classroom. First of all, my students need Kindles to serve as a center for reading and math groups. These Kindles will be loaded with apps that will improve the basic skills that my students are missing. Next, the MP3 players will be loaded with audio books for our listening center. These items will meet some missing technological needs.

Children need access to technology as well as flexible seating options like that which seat cushions would provide.

The seat cushions will allow my students to spread out in our room. In short, all of our requested items will help my students better handle learning in today's world.

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

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This project will reach 22 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fire 7 Tablet with Alexa, 7" Display, 8 GB, Black • Amazon Business $58.49 2 $116.98
Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches, 8.9 x 11.4-Inches, 3 mil thick, 100-Pack (TP3854-100) • Amazon Business $10.45 4 $41.80
Squirrel's New Year's Resolution • Amazon Business $12.39 2 $24.78
Poetic Slimline Fire 7 2017 Premium Fabric Slim-Fit lightweight Trifold Cover Stand Folio smart cover Case with Auto Sleep / Wake for Amazon Fire 7 (7th Generation, 2017 Release) Purple • Amazon Business $11.95 2 $23.90
Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, KIDS Wiggle Seat, Sensory Cushion for Elementary School Chair (Office & Home & Classroom) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, KIDS Wiggle Seat, Sensory Cushion for Elementary School Chair (Office & Home & Classroom) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, KIDS Wiggle Seat, Sensory Cushion for Elementary School Chair (Office & Home & Classroom) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Guided Reading Strips Asst. Set of 7 (Colored Overlays) • Amazon Business $7.59 2 $15.18
MYMAHDI - Digital, Compact and Portable MP3 / MP4 Player ( Max support 64 GB Micro SD Card ) with Photo Viewer, E-Book Reader and Voice Recorder and FM Radio Video Movie in Gold • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
MYMAHDI - Digital, Compact and Portable MP3 / MP4 Player ( Max support 64 GB Micro SD Card ) with Photo Viewer, E-Book Reader and Voice Recorder and FM Radio Video Movie in Purple • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
MYMAHDI - Digital, Compact and Portable MP3 / MP4 Player ( Max support 64 GB Micro SD Card ) with Photo Viewer, E-Book Reader and Voice Recorder and FM Radio Video Movie in Dark Blue • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
MYMAHDI - Digital, Compact and Portable MP3 / MP4 Player ( Max support 64 GB Micro SD Card ) with Photo Viewer, E-Book Reader and Voice Recorder and FM Radio Video Movie in Red • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
MYMAHDI - Digital, Compact and Portable MP3 / MP4 Player ( Max support 64 GB Micro SD Card ) with Photo Viewer, E-Book Reader and Voice Recorder and FM Radio Video Movie in Pink • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Command Medium Utility Hooks, 9-Hooks, 12-Strips (GP001-9NA) - Easy to Open Packaging • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Night Before New Year's • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98

Materials cost

$355.53

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.33

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$390.86

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$68.98

Total project goal

$459.84

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$459.84

6 Donors

-$409.84

Donations toward project cost

-$348.36

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$61.48

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

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$0.00

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