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Mr. Smedley from Detroit MI is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Oh, the Places We'll Go!

My students need an LCD projector to supplement lessons with visual aids and to watch CNN Student News during our Morning Meeting! We also need a large carpet to better facilitate our class discussions.

  • $916 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The students in my 1st grade classroom arrive everyday full of energy and a healthy desire to learn and grow. I teach at a title 1 school on Detroit's east side. 85% of our students receive free or reduced breakfast and lunch. Our school is a throwback to a more traditional neighborhood school. Almost all of our students hail from the neighborhood where we are located.

While our school does an excellent job providing us with the necessities that we need on a day-to-day basis, there are still certain things we would greatly benefit from that our school will not provide.

For many of my students, our class is the most structured environment they have. I want the absolute best for my 1st grade scholars, and you can help provide them with the materials they deserve!

My Project

Thank you for your prospective donation! The large carpet will supplement our letter identification and provide students with a central location to engage in our whole class discussions. The projector will supplement all subjects by allowing for more and better visual aids to assist with lessons. The projector will also be used to keep our web-based behavior management system known as"kickboard" on and visible to the students at all times. The projector will also be used in conjunction with Reading A-Z in order to allow all of us to read and listen to our ebooks all together as a whole class.

Mr. Smedley
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 21 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Epson - VS250 SVGA 3LCD Projector - Black/white • Best Buy Education $359.99 1 $359.99
Fun with Phonics Rugs Shape: Rectangle, Rug Dimensions: 7' 6" W x 12' L • Teachers' School Supply $339.96 1 $339.96

Materials cost

$699.95

Vendor shipping charges

$37.40

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.50

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$777.85

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$137.27

Total project goal

$915.12

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$915.12

4 Donors

-$865.12

Donations toward project cost

-$735.35

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$129.77

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

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$0.00

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