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Ms. K. from Bronx NY is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Photocopy This!

The cost of a Canon Copier and cartridge is $632, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

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This project expired on July 6, 2005.

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I teach second grade in the South Bronx at a severely underresourced school. The school is a Title I school educating 1600 students in grades Pre-K to Grade 5. It is located in an impoverished neighborhood. 130 teachers and paraprofessionals teach at our school. There is only one photocopier for teacher use in the main building, and one across the street in the mini-buildings used by K and 1. Needless to say, the photocopier in the main building is overworked and constantly malfunctioning. When it does work, teachers often wait for 20 minutes or more before they can make the copies they need. When it doesn't, I often spend outrageous amounts of money making photocopies at Staples or Kinkos. This copier situation is both frustrating and a waste of teachers' valuable time. I am requesting a small personal photocopier to be used by the 12 second grade teachers. This copier would be located in my classroom on the second floor of the building where the grade 2 classrooms are located. We would use the copier only for copies we truly need for our students and would be careful to stay environmentally friendly by not wasting toner and paper. Students at my school are not allowed to take home their writing - it must stay in portfolios at school. They are often very proud of the work they do in school and want to take it home to share with their families. Having a photocopier in the classroom would allow them to have a copy of their work to take home. I do a great deal of community building activities in my classroom and am trying to help them become responsible and respectful. I would assign a trustworthy student to be the "class copier" whose job it would be to photocopy their classmates' work. Beyond teaching a class, I am involved in school-related activities which require the use of a photocopier such as facilitating professional development sessions with the second grade teachers. Having a copier that I share with the other second grade teachers would free up a great deal of time that I could devote to improving instruction. Thank you for taking the time to read this proposal.

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

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Canon(R) imageCLASS D320 Personal Digital Laser Copier/Printer • Office Depot Inc. $348.82 1 $348.82
Canon Model S35 (7833A001) Black Toner Cartridge • Office Depot Inc. $107.88 1 $107.88

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