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Mrs. Mikesell from Tampa FL is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Photos, Folio Formulation, First Grade!

My students need a digital camera and photo printer to help them to publish books that "pop"! They are amazing writers, and a photo would help inspire them even more.

  • $484 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Remember when you used to write, and write, and write... but never had a chance to publish your work in a "grown-up" way?

My students have amazing ideas to share.

They just need the opportunity to explore what they can do. That is why I am asking you to help by giving them the tools to succeed. Our school serves a diverse population of high-poverty students. Many of my students come from families that do not have the resources to allow their children to use digital cameras and print their photos to assist in book making. Recently, I noticed that many children congregate in my class library around the books with photos instead of drawn illustrations. They told me that they enjoy them more because they can learn from the photos.

My Project

I am requesting a digital camera that is easy to use, a photo printer and extra ink and paper to keep this project running for years to come. My goal is for each student to come up with an inspiration "topic", take the photo and publish a book about it once a month. Over the course of a school year, each child would have 8-9 books that they created to share with friends and family.

This project is so important to me because many of my students do not have books in their homes.

This project would help build confidence as a writer, provide books to read with their families and create memories to last a lifetime.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
HP 110 - Print cartridge - 1 x color (cyan, magenta, yellow) • Best Buy $24.99 4 $99.96
HP PhotoSmart A646 Compact Photo Printer - Printer - color - ink-jet - 4 in x 6 in up to 2.1 prints/min (color) - capacity: 20 sheets - USB, Bluetooth • Best Buy $149.99 1 $149.99
HP Advanced Photo Paper - Glossy photo paper - 4 in x 6 in - 210 g/m2 - 100 sheet(s) • Best Buy $12.99 4 $51.96
Capture clear, detailed images with this digital camera that features a 1/2.3' CMOS image sensor, up to 4032 x 3024 image resolution and a bright 2.4' LTPS LCD screen for easy framing or review. Movie mode lets you record video clips with audio. • Best Buy $56.99 1 $56.99

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