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Ms. Carpenter from Oakland CA is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Leave No Potential Untapped!

Help me give my students the computers they need to explore the world from the classroom, as well as specific tools for success for students with dyslexia, autism and ADHD.

  • $995 goal

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My Students

Most of our brilliant students are first and second generation immigrants, primarily from Mexico and Central America (we also have significant Asian and African-American populations). The mission of our school is to provide an excellent public education to students in order to expand their life choices.

We provide our students with a rigorous academic experience focused on health and bioscience.

We are committed to providing authentic learning experiences through project-based learning, field trips, and extensive health and science internship programs.

Almost all of the wonderful students at our school come from households where English is not the primary language. Developing academic literacy is a foundation we build with students in all subject areas, so they can grow as scholars.

My Project

I have my dream job: half of the day at my public 6-12 school I spend teaching middle school science and the rest of the day I work on reading intervention with small groups of students working hard to improve their literacy skills.

The list of items for this project may seem random, but they are not arbitrary!

Rather, these requested items are in response to the diverse, specific needs my students bring to the classroom.

Some of my excellent scholars need a laptop computer for its text-to-speech features and other accessibility features, which allow them to access material and express their ideas. Others need help focusing, thus the fidget toys. The Toobaloos assist my students with dyslexia to improve their grasp of sound-spelling relationships. The light covers are to reduce the over-stimulation florescent lights create for some students with autism. The markers help me create useful anchor charts for students to recall what they've learned and integrate it into their work.

Far from being eclectic, these materials are essential to helping all my students reach their huge potentials.

Ms. Carpenter
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 70 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dell - 11.6'Chromebook - Intel Celeron - 4GB Memory - BLK + Google Chrome MGMT • Best Buy Education $281.08 2 $562.16
Educational Insights Fluorescent Light Filters (Tranquil Blue), Set of 4 • Amazon Business $23.56 2 $47.12
AmazonBasics Pre-sharpened Wood Cased #2 HB Pencils, 150 Pack • Amazon Business $12.49 3 $37.47
(6 Pack - Neon) Toobaloo Auditory Feedback Phone - Accelerate Reading Fluency, Comprehension and Pronunciation with a Reading Phone. • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Rubber Crystal Grape Ball Hand Wrist Squeeze Toy Stress Autism Mood Relief(4 Pack) • Amazon Business $10.99 2 $21.98
Paper Mate Flair Felt Tip Pens, Medium Point (0.7mm), Assorted Colors, 24 Count • Amazon Business $18.92 1 $18.92
2 sets of Sharpie 8 Count Chisel Tip Assorted Colored Markers • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Sharpie Permanent Marker - 5.3 mm Marker Point Size - Chisel Marker Point Style - Black Ink - 4 / Pack • Amazon Business $6.24 1 $6.24

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