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Mrs. Smead, Teacher-Librarian from Las Vegas NV is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Listen, Shred, Print!

Help me give my students headphones and a shredder in order to maintain privacy and a label maker for printing a variety of needs in order to learn in and run an active school library!

  • $680 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My evolving school library serves an eager to learn and inquisitive student population of almost 700 amazing students from PreK- 5th. We are a Title I school with a 100% free or reduced-cost breakfast and lunch population. Our transiency rate is roughly 39.1% which is significantly higher than the district average. Our ELL population is almost 50%. We have primary and intermediate resource classes, and three self-contained special education programs-primary autism class, intermediate LIF, & intermediate STAR (Severe Emotional Challenges) classes. Embedded in all learning for our readers is that, above all else, our differences and diversity, who we are and how we learn, are to be celebrated and shared. Students are encouraged to follow their passions, to believe in themselves, to use their strengths, and to look out for each other.

Our library not only emphasizes print and digital skills, but also the 3 Cs of Library - Community, Collaboration, and Critical Thinking skills, which are needed for students to be successful wherever life takes them.

WISER is the guiding acronym in our library instruction. It stands for wonder, investigate, synthesize, express, and reevaluate. This acronym guides all our work as these are skills needed to be lifelong

My Project

Our school library classroom is blessed to welcome and teach every student in the building. However, we have a transiency rate that is one of the highest in the district. This means we have to print a higher than normal amount of materials. much with with identifying information, to run and maintain our library, including a high number of library cards for students to use. Additionally, we also print out labels with bar codes for books and other items for check out, as well as labels for notes going home.

With this duo label printer, there are also several literacy activities I saw utilizing them that will be engaging for my learners, and the headsets will mean that multiple students do not have to share the several sets we have which will help maintain focus.

Between rosters, late materials reports, health notices, copies of IEPs, and the list goes on and on, papers that have identifying information that need to be destroyed daily in the library to help maintain our students' privacy. Having a shredder in the library for daily use will cut down on piles of papers that need to be sent off to the shredder, which also helps keep our library clean and organized.

Mrs. Smead, Teacher-Librarian
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
DYMO Label Writer 450 Twin Turbo label printer, 71 Labels Per Minute, Black/Silver (1752266) • Amazon Business $139.46 1 $139.46
RockPapa Stereo Adjustable Foldable Headphones Lightweight Headband Headsets with Microphone 3.5mm for Cellphones Smartphones iPhone Tablets Laptop Computer Mp3/4 DVD (Black/Red) • Amazon Business $13.99 7 $97.93
Soundnetic 25 Pack Over The Head Low Cost Headphones in Bulk SN313 • Amazon Business $59.00 1 $59.00
Aurora AU870MA High-Security 8-Sheet Micro-Cut Paper Credit Card Shredder Black • Amazon Business $48.63 1 $48.63
Elecder i39 Headphones with Microphone Foldable Lightweight Adjustable On Ear Headsets with 3.5mm Jack for iPad Cellphones Computer MP3/4 Kindle Airplane School Red/Black • Amazon Business $15.99 3 $47.97
10 Rolls DYMO 30252 Compatible 1-1/8" x 3-1/2"(28mm x 89mm) Self-Adhesive Address Labels,Compatible with Dymo 450, 450 Turbo, 4XL and Many More • Amazon Business $20.99 2 $41.98
RockPapa Stereo Adjustable Foldable Headphones Lightweight Headband Headsets with Microphone 3.5mm for Cellphones Smartphones iPhone Tablets Laptop Computer Mp3/4 DVD (Black/Red) • Amazon Business $13.99 3 $41.97
DYMO Authentic LW Mailing Address Labels | DYMO Labels for LabelWriter Label Printers (1-1/8" x 3-1/2"), 2 Rolls of 350 (700 Total) • Amazon Business $12.09 1 $12.09
DYMO Authentic LW Mailing Address Labels | DYMO Labels for LabelWriter Label Printers (1-1/8" x 3-1/2"), 2 Rolls of 350 (700 Total) • Amazon Business $12.09 1 $12.09

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