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

Let There Be Light!

My students need a bulb for our LCD projector!

  • $228 goal

This project expired on August 27, 2015.

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My Students

Hey! Who turned out the lights? The frustration and disappointment when the LCD projector bulb burns out is tangible. When we can't use the projector, so many facets of our learning is affected. Bring us back to the future!

I teach 3rd grade at a school whose students come from an immigrant community that has a high poverty level and is gang infested.

At age 8, students are already subject to the negative influences of gangs and violence, which are predominant in their neighborhood. In spite of it all, we have great teachers, great programs, and great kids that help our school increase its proficiency every year. They are respectful, motivated and ready to learn. With the introduction and implementation of the Common Core standards, it is necessary that my class has the resources it needs to make learning meaningful. Technology is no longer the future, but the present and is a must-have in every classroom.

My Project

My students need a bulb for our LCD projector! My students benefit from use of the LCD projector in many ways. They are able to display their work for their classmates to not only see but learn from. Daily math and writing journals are shared as authentic samples from which to revise and improve. We use the projector daily with the SmartBoard and Student Response Clickers to increase engagement and interest in learning. Without the projector, we can't do any of these things.

Children,as well as adults, are creatures of habit.

They thrive on routine and order. Without the use of the projector, our learning has been turned upside down. Simple tasks take more time and we are less efficient. A picture is not worth a 1,000 words, it's worth 1,000,000. Without the projector, it is exponentially more difficult to make their learning come alive and long lasting. Please help us get back into the swing of things. Thank you for supporting DonorsChoose!

Mrs. P.
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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EPSON PROJECTOR LAMP S5 S6 77C 78C W6 • CDW-G $147.51 1 $147.51

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