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Ms. Almendarez from Miami FL is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Our Room’S Collegiate Makeover

Help me give my students the modern/academic classroom they deserve; "Alexa, say 'DonorsChoose.org can bring technology and comfort into our home-away-from-home."

  • $321 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Teaching is my life's work, and my high schoolers are my life's reward. My students are amazing because they regularly impress me with their insight, enthusiasm, and honesty.

The students in my room are special and appreciated: The one who fixes my IT issues, the one who translates for the ELL students, the one who volunteers to read--with gusto, the one who knows where all my misplaced objects go, the one who makes clever comments, the one who says little but listens to all, and even the one who leads the mini-rebellions.

Teaching freshmen is so rewarding because you get to witness their growth throughout four years. Students know they have a home-away-from-home at school, and their visits brighten up my day. They are members of various unofficial clubs--The Unofficial Breakfast Club, The Unofficial After School Club, and most recently, an Unofficial Pet Club! I feel so fortunate when they share their victories, fears, and thoughts in our sacred space.

My Project

On this, my tenth year teaching English I and my first year teaching AP English, my goal is to add modern elements into our classroom to enrich students' academic learning and comfortable environment. Having already received more flexible seating options, my current goal is to incorporate technology into the classroom via an Echo device, add creative collaboration tools, and finish remodeling our home.

This modern technological innovation and the other additional touches will help take our high school English classroom to the next level--college.

Just think of Shakespeare's words becoming more accessible, or difficult texts being shared aloud... or poems being brought to life; the possibilities are endless!

Ms. Almendarez
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Echo Plus (2nd Gen) - Premium sound with built-in smart home hub - Charcoal • Amazon Business $134.99 1 $134.99
Safavieh Courtyard Collection CY6244-256 Black and Beige Indoor/ Outdoor Area Rug (4' x 5'7") • Amazon Business $36.86 1 $36.86
Dry Erase Lapboards | 9 x 12 inch Large Whiteboard | Pack of 25 White Board Set | Great for Teachers, Students, Children, Classroom | Reusable, Durable, Portable, Single Sided Whiteboard (25 Pack) • Amazon Business $34.95 1 $34.95
ARTEZA Magnetic Dry Erase Markers with Eraser, Pack of 36 (with Fine Tip), Black Color with Low-Odor Ink, Whiteboard Pens is perfect for School, Office, or Home • Amazon Business $18.79 1 $18.79
Masterpiece Flagstone Grey Stone Door Mat, 18-Inch by 30-Inch • Amazon Business $12.97 1 $12.97

Materials cost

$238.56

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.58

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$272.14

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$48.02

Total project goal

$320.16

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$320.16

1 Donor

-$281.14

Donations toward project cost

-$272.14

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$9.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$39.02

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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