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Ms. Soza from Miami FL is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Create Opportunities

Help me give my students materials that aim to close learning gaps: classroom materials to make learning fun and engaging for my students.

  • $486 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach at a Title I inner-city school. My students come from a community where they may be the first to attend college in their family. Many of my students face adversities such as hunger, broken homes, and an overall difficult home life. I aim to be the stability my students need to succeed.

“Develop a passion for learning.

If you do, you never cease to grow.” – Anthony J.D’Angelo. I want to be the teacher that will allow my students to grow a passion for learning.

My classroom is very diverse. For three-quarters of my students English is not their home language. Two of my students have IEPs, one has a 504, and I submitted 4 RFAs this year. By providing my students with the requested materials they will not only learn but to enjoy the process of learning.

My Project

Our school has a huge focus on our students' success, but our geographic location means that our children are at a disadvantage. Our families lack funds to provide our students with basic school supplies.

The Velcro dots, ink, laminating sheet, and colored paper will allow me

to create more resources for my students. The lights will allow us to celebrate student learning gains. The magnets and rods will allow me to display anchor charts for my class. The treats are incentives for my students.

I have chosen a dry-erase writing center board. This board will give my students flexible seating during differentiated instruction by allowing me to teach them at our classroom rug. The Velcro dots will allow me to create more resources for my students. The lights will allow us to celebrate our learning gains. The poster paper will allow me to make anchor charts for my class. The treats and sand bath station are for our classroom pet as the students love seeing him happy.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
WinSpin 15" 10 Slot Tabletop Color Dry Erase Prize Wheel and Stand Fortune Spinning Game Tradeshow • Amazon Business $41.94 1 $41.94
LINKYO Compatible Toner Cartridge Replacement for Brother TN660 TN-660 TN630 (Black, High Yield, 2-Pack) • Amazon Business $20.95 2 $41.90
Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches, 8.9 x 11.4-Inches, 5 mil thick, 100-Pack (TP5854-100),Clear • Amazon Business $16.99 2 $33.98
H.VERSAILTEX Widely-Used Adjustable Appliance Magnetic Curtain Rods Suitable for Any Steel Surface, 16 to 28 Inch, White, 1/2 Inch Diameter, 2 Packs • Amazon Business $16.59 2 $33.18
Clorox Disinfecting Wipes, Bleach Free Cleaning Wipes - Fresh Scent, 105 Count (Pack of 4) (Packaging May Vary) • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Amazon Brand - Solimo Facial Tissues with Lotion, 75 Tissues per Box (18 Cube Boxes) • Amazon Business $23.49 1 $23.49
madesmart Value 8-Piece Interlocking Bin Pack - White | Value Collection | Customizable Multi-Purpose Storage | Durable | Easy to Clean | BPA-Free • Amazon Business $11.23 2 $22.46
STARBURST Original Fruit Chew Candy 54-Ounce Party Size Bag • Amazon Business $18.40 1 $18.40
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5" x 11", 24 lb/89 gsm,"Eco" 5-Color Assortment, 500 Sheets (22226) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Astrobrights Mega Collection, 625 Sheets,"Joyful" 5-Color Assortment, Colored Paper, 24 lb/89 gsm, 8 ½ x 11-MORE SHEETS! (91624) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5" x 11", 24 lb/ 89 gsm,"Cool" 5-Color Assortment, 500 Sheets(20274) • Amazon Business $14.22 1 $14.22
18 Push Pin Refrigerator Fridge Magnets, Magnetic Push Pins, Magnet, Fridge, Small, Mini, Cute, For Refrigerator, Whiteboard, Magnet Board, Heavy Duty, Strong, Neodymium, Kitchen, Office, Magnetic Map • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Pixy Stix Candy Filled Fun Straws, 0.42 Ounce (Pack of 85) • Amazon Business $12.92 1 $12.92
Disco Ball Party Lights with Remote Control, Spriak Sound Activated LED Strobe Dance Lamp 7 Color for Birthday Festival Home Karaoke Wedding Parties Bar Stage- 2nd Generation • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Airheads Bars, Chewy Fruit Taffy Candy, Variety Pack, Back to School for Kids, Non Melting, Party 90 Count (Packaging May Vary) • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Ivilon Drapery Curtain Clip Rings - Set of 14 Decorative Drapery Rings Curtain Clip Rings with Strong Clips 2" Diameter - Color Ivory • Amazon Business $8.75 1 $8.75
AmazonBasics AAA 1.5 Volt Performance Alkaline Batteries - Pack of 36 • Amazon Business $7.74 1 $7.74
Ring Pop Individually Wrapped Variety Back to School Party Pack, Candy Lollipop Suckers w/ Assorted Flavors, 20 Count • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
FINDMAG 120 PCS Refrigerator Magnets Premium Brushed Nickel Fridge Magnets,Office Magnets,Whiteboard Magnets • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Super Z Outlet Heavy Duty Mini Silver Refrigerator Magnet Hook Clips for Photo Displays, Hanging Home Decoration, Arts & Crafts, Office Organizing (8 Pack) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

Materials cost

$376.86

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.65

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$412.51

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$72.80

Total project goal

$485.31

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$485.31

5 Donors

-$271.00

Donations toward project cost

-$234.10

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.90

Matching donations from our partners

-$209.89

Match offers toward project cost

-$178.41

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$31.48

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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