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Ms. Mak from San Francisco CA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Memories, Memories!

My students need toner and stickers to create memory books of their first grade experiences.

  • $511 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students enter first grade with much excitement and enthusiasm. Over 75% of them are English language learners from low-income families, and 100% of students receive free and reduced-price lunches. Their parents have the highest expectations for their children to excel in school and encourage them to do well, but many lack the time or skills to personally help them academically. Many students struggle with school because they are also learning to speak English. Others have special needs that make learning more challenging. Because of their backgrounds, many struggle and come to school unprepared.

As their teacher, I must find strategies to motivate them to do their best so they can thrive and succeed.

First grade can be quite challenging as the students must learn concepts from all subject areas including reading, writing, and math. I try my best to ensure each and every one progresses and ultimately masters all first grade concepts while at the same time infusing the curriculum with fun activities!

My Project

This project will empower student writing through art as students express their artistic creativity by designing each page of a scrapbook to highlight their first-grade memories. Throughout the school year, the teacher will take photos of students doing different activities such as cooking, science projects, and art. Toner from this project will be used to print photos onto photo paper. Students will use the photos, along with personal drawings, stickers, ribbons, and other decorations to place on each scrapbook page. The art and photos will motivate the students to write stories, phrases, captions, labels, and sentences to go along with each page.

Photos, art, and a beautiful scrapbook waiting to be filled are very motivating and convincing tools for writing.

When students see the photos and the lovingly created art on each page, they will be eager to write. How exciting it will be for parents to receive such a special book of their children’s writing with their artistic abilities showcased in each scrapbook. With your help, support, and generosity, not only will you encourage children to practice their writing skills, but you will provide each student with a beautiful work of art -- their scrapbook -- that they created and wrote themselves. This project will build their skills and love of writing as well as art!

Ms. Mak
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 22 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
E-Z Ink (TM) Compatible Toner Cartridge Replacement for Brother TN336 TN331 TN315 TN310 for Brother MFC-L8600CDW MFC-L8850CDW HL-L8350CDW MFC-9970CDW HL-4150CDN Black Cyan Magenta Yellow 4 pack • Amazon Business $67.89 2 $135.78
Brother Genuine High-Yield Toner Cartridge, TN660, Replacement Black Toner, Page Yield Up To 2,600 Pages, Amazon Dash Replenishment • Amazon Business $53.99 2 $107.98
Emoji Stickers Smiley Faces 6 Different Emoticons Kiss Smile Big Smile Tongue Wink laughing Crying 1 Inch Round Circle Dots 500 Adhesive Labels • Amazon Business $16.16 1 $16.16
Stickers for Kids - 9 Rolls Transportation Stickers Pack, Including Spaceships, Rockets, Cars, Trains, Excavators, Planes, Great as Reward Stickers or Birthday Party Favors for Toddlers • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Mickeymouse Clubhouse Stickers 100 per roll • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Year Round Sticker Assortment Set (1200+ Count) Collection for Children, Teacher, Parent, Grandparent, Kids, Craft, School, Planners & Scrapbooking • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Superman Stickers 100 per roll • Amazon Business $12.94 1 $12.94
Red Heart Stickers Valentine's Day Crafting Scrapbooking 1/2 Inch 1,000 Adhesive Stickers • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79
Sticker Roll Assortment (10 rolls) • Amazon Business $9.24 1 $9.24
BeYumi 58 Different Sheets Kids Stickers (1500+count), 3D Puffy Stickers, Craft Scrapbooking for Kids, Including Animals, Cars, Trucks, Airplane, Food, Letters, Flowers, Pets and Tons More! • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Fun Express Funky Heart Roll Stickers (300 Pieces) • Amazon Business $8.85 1 $8.85
Hcode 1 Inch Happy Smiley Face Stickers Circle Dots Labels for Teachers 500 Pieces Per Roll (yellow) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Kid Puffy Stickers (750 +), Kids Scrapbooking, 30 Different Sheets, Including Cute Fish and Animals,Butterflies, Cars, Airplane, Letters, Numbers and more • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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