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Mrs. Recknagle from Anchorage AK is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Lighting, Gear Storage and Tech for our Cramped Combo Class

Help me give my students better lighting, a document camera, basic supplies, and large bags so their snow gear does not get lost in our cramped classroom.

  • $487 goal

This project expired on January 23, 2022.

This project expired on January 23, 2022.

My Students

Our district is one of the most diverse in the nation. Our students come from a variety of cultural and religious backgrounds, speak multiple languages, and perform on a wide range of academic abilities. It is amazing to educate children who are so different from one another. They have some of the most fun and vibrant personalities, and I am excited every day​ I am able to work with them. I have never met more hardworking students!

With all of the demands we put on our young students, they deserve a chance to learn through hands-on activities, in a fun and engaging environment.

We try our best as a school and community to present our students with creative ways to express their knowledge. I am so excited to bring new opportunities to my students. I can't wait to inspire them to become more motivated learners and kinder citizens.

My Project

Our class is a K/1 combination with 30 students right now. Our numbers are changing weekly which means reteaching routines and expectations constantly. It has been a real challenge so far, and stress levels are running high amongst staff members and students due to the effects of the pandemic while we continue in person learning. We need lamps and led candles for our classroom to keep the fluorescent lighting to a minimum and create a calmer environment for our students.

We are trying so hard to eliminate every instance that costs us valuable learning time.

Because we are a combination class, I have to split the students throughout the day and work with them in different rooms. I am constantly unplugging and taking my document camera to various rooms and it is costing me valuable teaching time and quite honestly has become very inconvenient and frustrating. My students are so young, they need visuals and for me to work along with them. I have to have a document camera in order to teach effectively.

With 30 students and winter coming quickly, our cubby situation has been really difficult. I don't have enough room for the students to store their hats, gloves, and outdoor gear if their backpack is in the cubby. I need large Ikea shopping bags for the kids to put their gear in so they don't lose it and everything can fit in one place. With 30 students ages 5-7, two grade levels, and a pandemic that has many of them missing school, we cannot afford to waste any time at school looking for gear.

Mrs. Recknagle
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 29 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
IPEVO DO-CAM Portable & Compact Ultra HD 8MP USB Camera for Professional Visual Presentations and Communication — Real-time Image Capture, Webcam for Conference Call, Distance Learning, Remote Work. • Amazon Business $129.00 1 $129.00
BBHome Modern Floor Lamp with Shelves,3 Color Temperature Dimmable Shelf Floor Lamp by Solid Wood and Steel, Tall & Narrow Tower Nightstand for Bedroom and Living Room(Bulb Included)-Black • Amazon Business $48.99 2 $97.98
6 Ikea Frakta Shopping Bags 10 Gal Blue Tote Multi Purpose Durable Material • Amazon Business $13.85 5 $69.25
Hausware Flameless Candles Battery Operated Candles H 4" 5" 6" 7" 8" 9" Real Wax Pillar Flickering LED Candle with 10-Key Remote and Timer Control Set of 9 (Ivory Color) • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
Dot Markers, 10 Colors Bingo Daubers with Dot Coloring Book for Toddler Art Activities, Non-Toxic Washable Coloring Markers for Preschool Kids Learning Educational Supplies by Shuttle Art • Amazon Business $17.98 1 $17.98
Hefty Slider Jumbo Storage Bags, 2.5 Gallon Size, 15 Count (Pack of 3), 45 Total • Amazon Business $13.75 1 $13.75
Post-it Arrow Flags, Assorted Bright Colors.47 in Wide, 24/Dispenser, 4 Dispensers/Pack (684-ARR4) • Amazon Business $5.14 2 $10.28
ELII 900 Pieces Tabs Sticky Index Tabs,Writable and Repositionable File Tabs Flags Colored Page Markers Labels for Reading Notes, Books and Classify Files, 41 Sets (20 Colors,1 Inch) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

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