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Ms. Rapa from Springfield MA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Making It Last With Lamination

My students need a Scotch Thermal Laminator, laminating pouches, and cardstock to preserve flash cards, task cards, and other learning materials that will last .

  • $546 goal

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My Students

My students attend school in a low income/high poverty school district. Many of the students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. Despite these challenges, they come to school excited to learn. All of the students receive free breakfast and lunch at school. I teach in a 3rd grade Inclusion Room and there are 25 students in my homeroom. Half of my students have Individual Education Plans and they require classroom and testing accommodations.

My students are unique in their own way and possess many different talents.

Their reading abilities vary from low level readers to advanced readers. Some of my students are learning English as a second language. In my class, I also have 3 students on the Autism Spectrum. They try very hard to in being successful, but need extra support from me to help with their success. With the different abilities and learning styles in my classroom differentiated learning lessons/activities are a necessity.

My Project

My classroom is in need of a laminator, laminating pouches, and card stock. As a teacher, I spend a lot of my own money buying things for my students and classroom. Having the ability to laminate resources like flash cards, task cards, and center activities will allow us to keep the resources in good condition making them last longer and saving money at the same time.

The laminator, laminating pouches, and colored card stock would be a great addition to our classroom.

I would be able create differentiated activities for center time using these materials. Thank you so much for considering this project. We would greatly appreciate your support!

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 25 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches, 5 x 7-Inches, Photo Size, 100-Pouches (TP5903-100) • Amazon Business $23.14 5 $115.70
Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches, 8.9 x 11.4-Inches, 3 mil thick, 100-Pack (TP3854-100) • Amazon Business $10.45 10 $104.50
Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches, 4 x 6-Inches, Photo Size, 100-Pouches (TP5900-100) • Amazon Business $16.50 5 $82.50
Scotch PRO Thermal Laminator, Never Jam Technology Automatically Prevents Misfed Items , 2 Roller System (TL906) • Amazon Business $33.04 1 $33.04
Neenah Astrobrights Premium Color Card Stock, 65 lb, 8.5 x 11 Inches, 250 Sheets, Stardust White • Amazon Business $13.19 2 $26.38
Neenah Paper Astrobrights Cardstock, 8.5" x 11", 65 lb / 176 gsm, "Vintage" 5-Color Assortment, 250 Sheets, Multi-Colored (21003) • Amazon Business $12.74 2 $25.48
Scotch TL901 Thermal Laminator 2 Roller System with 110 Assorted Pouch Sizes and Bonus US Office Supply Luggage Tags • Amazon Business $20.00 1 $20.00
Wausau 21289 Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5” x 11”, 24 lb / 89 gsm, “Happy” 5-Color Assortment, 500 Sheets • Amazon Business $9.84 2 $19.68

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