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Mrs. Thompson from Philadelphia PA is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Making Our Lessons Come Alive: Interactive Notebooks

Help me give my students one Apple iPad along with paper and colored pencils for interactive notebooks to help our lessons become more engaging in the hopes bridging the gap between standards, stories and real world concepts.

  • $684 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

At my Title 1 school in Philadelphia, our daily affirmation is the mantra that drives our day. With many of my students coming from challenging backgrounds, it is important for us to have a personal stake in our future because it is bright.

"If it is to be, it is up to me.

I can be anything I want to be." My class of 30 fourth graders is striving to become better readers, writers, learners, and critical thinkers through hands-on and technology-driven literacy and math activities.

My Project

We are an inner city school with some resources but not nearing enough. As I use my last few vacation days to prepare for a successful school year I found something interesting, interactive notebooks.

Interactive notebooks allow students to be creative, independent thinkers, and writers.

Students need more hands on activities to make learning fun and meaningful. The different kinds of paper will allow students to make foldables, graphic organizers as well as keep notes neat and complete group assignments. The iPad will allow students to research people, places we read about. This project can enrich their experience with printed words.

Mrs. Thompson
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple - iPad (Latest Model) with Wi-Fi - 32GB - Space Gray • Best Buy Education $329.99 1 $329.99
Staples 8.5" x 11" Copy Paper, 20 lbs, 92 Brightness, 5000/Carton (135848) • Staples Advantage $40.73 2 $81.46
AppleCare+ for iPad Orig & Mini - 2-year plan • Best Buy Education $69.00 1 $69.00
Post-it Super Sticky Tabletop Easel Pad with Dry Erase Surface, 20" x 23", White (563DE) • Staples Advantage $20.28 1 $20.28
Post-it Notes, 4" x 6" Marseille Collection, Lined, 100 Sheets/Pad, 5 Pads/Pack (660-5PK-AST) • Staples Advantage $16.99 1 $16.99
Staples Pastel Multipurpose Paper, 20 lbs, 8.5" x 11", Assorted, 400/Pack (14804) • Staples Advantage $6.40 2 $12.80
Crayola Short Barrel Colored Pencils, Assorted Colors, 12/Box • Staples Advantage $1.99 6 $11.94

Materials cost

$542.46

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.14

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$580.60

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$102.46

Total project goal

$683.06

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$683.06

5 Donors

-$436.00

Donations toward project cost

-$396.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$39.75

match offer

-$216.88

Match offer toward project cost

-$184.35

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.53

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$30.18

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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