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Mr. Starks from Miami Gardens FL is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

One Team...One Goal to Reaching Success Through Academics

Help me give my special education students Chromebooks, a Dry-Erase Tripod Easel, and crayons.

  • $855 goal

This project expired on January 31, 2019.

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My Students

My students are innovative and excited about learning. They come from a low income/high poverty district. Many parents can not afford to provide for their child the way they wish they could. They just can not provide them with the essential resources needed in order for them to flourish successfully within the classroom. Some of them also live in foster homes and are in an environment where everyday items are not easily obtained. For most of my students, school is an outlet and a way of expressing themselves.

My students are really inspirational to me.

I find most of them to be self-motivated and willing to learn new skills on a daily basis. They excite me and lift me up on my roughest days. It is their energy that energizes me, and I am happy to have such a great group of students to work with.

My Project

The whiteboard is something that we use on a daily basis and is an active component to our instruction in my classroom, especially in reading and math. Using the white board easel during reading and math allows students to see how to complete tasks as they work with their personal white boards in leveled functioning groups. It allows them to stay anonymous if they have difficulty understanding what to do as I work from the white board easel. This helps me differentiate my instruction without singling out children. I am able to write examples for those who are at grade level, as well as for those who need more help in understanding the skill without students knowing who they are. By having the whiteboard easel, I am able to be more mobile by going to the different functioning groups and working with them independently and away from other groups who are not functioning at their level. Also, because of focus issues, I am able to work more intimately in small groups and focus on gradual release.

The chromebooks are also essential for my students to flourish within the classroom.

Most of them don't have computers at home and are not able to work on remediation through iReady. Besides the 2 chromebooks we have received previously, we have no computers that work effectively within the classroom. I have a class of 24 special education students who are truly hungry for knowledge. When they are not working in their instructional groups, they enjoy working on or assessments. We often have problems because we don't have enough chromebooks for everyone to use during rotation or during instruction. Having additional chromebooks would be a wonderful resource to add to our academic procedures.

Mr. Starks
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 23 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
HP - 11.6'Chromebook - Intel Celeron - 4GB Memory - 16GB eMMC Flash Memory - Black • Best Buy Education $207.40 2 $414.80
Crayola Crayons Classpack, 8 Colors, 400 Large Size/Box (528038) • $49.29 3 $147.87
MasterVision Magnetic Gold Ultra Dry-Erase Tripod Easel w/ Arms, Black/Silver Frame, 32-72Hx28"W • $123.24 1 $123.24

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