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Mrs. Smaciarz from Curtis WA is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Plug Us In! Technology in Our Classroom

Help me give my students computer tablets to access reading and math lessons that reinforce and assess what we are learning each day.

  • $1,281 goal

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My Students

I am an experienced teacher of 12 years, at 3rd-5th grade. I retired early for family and health reasons, and now after four years, I am excited to be back in the classroom. When leaving teaching four years ago, I donated all my supplies, classroom management items, and books to other teachers. I was hired to teach a 1st/2nd grade combination class a week ago and realize I have nothing to create the classroom environment that I believe is best for my students' learning experience.

I have some amazing students.

They come to me with such diverse backgrounds and abilities. I get excited to see these little faces light up and hear their voices share what they know, like, and feel. I love helping students grow in knowledge and social skills. I believe every student can learn and is valued. I have one physically handicapped student, and I want to make every accommodation needed for this little one, as well as the rest of the class.

I want my classroom to be inviting, comfortable, and a positive learning environment. We are a small community of friends, and there have been some pretty amazing acts of kindness and caring happening daily.

My Project

I am teaching four first graders and 16 second graders. I believe having technology at our fingertips, at all times, without competing for a time slot in the computer lab, would be amazing. We are only able to get in the computer lab once a week.

With these Kindle Fire tablets, I can give students a personalized lesson in all subject areas and get a full assessment of their progress.

I am so excited just thinking of how much learning can happen when I can reinforce learning with individualized lessons that we are focusing on each week. A huge bonus is knowing my students will be engaged even more, as technology is the way of the world.

We are learning to code this year and a tablet will help them understand how it works and give them the stepping stones to computer programming in their upcoming school years.

I plan to use these tablets in whole group and centers. I can imagine creating lessons in science or social studies that allow students to explore high-interest science topics or the United States or world cultures, as they move about the room, with their tablets, to answer questions about the subject.

I am new to this district and have realized that all classrooms in this little school have Chromebooks or tablets, and my class is the only one that does not. I want my class to get plugged in, too.

Mrs. Smaciarz
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 20 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fire 7 Tablet with Alexa, 7" Display, 8 GB, Black - with Special Offers • Amazon Business $49.99 16 $799.84
Spigen Silicone Case Designed for All-New Fire 7 Tablet Case (7th Generation 2017 Release Only) - Blue • Amazon Business $9.99 16 $159.84

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