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Mrs. Encarnacao from Greenfield MA is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Play Is a Child's Work

Help me give my students the opportunity to explore math and reading concepts in a fun, interactive and exciting way.

  • $2,400 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My kindergartners have just begun their education in a high poverty, Title I elementary school. Many of them have come from homes where there are few books, little food and much trauma. They may not even feel safe at home. These children are so excited to come to school each day! Our classroom is like a sanctuary for them.

As they bounce into the room each morning their faces are smiling and they are asking, "What are we going to do today?" I love their 5/6 year old spontaneity and their eagerness to read, write and do math.

They cannot wait to start the day's activities. They are high energy children who love to learn!

My Project

It is clear that the education of the next generation will be greatly transformed due to the accessibility of the internet. Besides becoming educated in reading, writing and math, my kindergartners also need to become technologically literate to succeed in this changing world.

These iPads will be an enticing invitation for my students to explore math and reading skills in our classroom at their appropriate level.

We currently have one school-wide literacy program available to us, but there are many other new and engaging programs that challenge young minds. I hope to improve my students' learning by providing them with more academic games on the iPads ... because Play is a Child's Work!

Mrs. Encarnacao
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple - iPad (Latest Model) with Wi-Fi - 32GB - Space Gray • Best Buy Education $329.99 6 $1,979.94

Materials cost

$1,979.94

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$29.70

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$2,039.64

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$359.94

Total project goal

$2,399.58

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$2,399.58

2 Donors

-$1,044.82

Donations toward project cost

-$1,044.82

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$1,170.38

Match offer toward project cost

-$994.82

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$175.56

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$184.38

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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