You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Menu
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 
See this teacher's page

Ms. Pasternac from Miami FL is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Poetry Alive!

My students need the digital camcorder to bring their self-created poetry to life & the poetry book to be exposed to good poetry.

  • $572 goal

This project expired on July 4, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a 5th grade teacher in an international studies magnet school. Our goal is to expose our students to as many cultures and experiences as possible while they learn a new language. The school offers a Spanish, French and German program. My students are in the Spanish program.

My students are some of the most diverse and culturally aware kids ever!

They come from places all over the world and love to learn about each other. They truly enjoy learning about as many people and countries as possible. They will easily become immersed in what we are learning and want to go beyond textbook knowledge.

This class is also a special group because they are very caring, respectful, and have a true and natural interest in learning.

My Project

Mention the word poetry to a typical student and you will be bombarded with groans and faces. This is because poetry can be very intimidating and daunting to most, mostly because it can be hard to decipher and interpret. I would like to use the book by Paul Janeczko to teach a variety of poems and allow students the opportunity to practice analyzing & interpreting classical poetry. Students would be much more interested in creating poems of their own if they were able to use their creativity in other ways, such as technology, and their daily life to enhance their efforts. In this project, students would get inspiration from nature & their everyday school surroundings when writing their own poems. This experience could be further enhanced by attaching a short video clip, shot using the camcorders, to their poem that captured its meaning & the author's perspective. The video clip and poem voice over could be edited using free educational software. The final product would be a creative, modern take on poetry writing! Students could dabble with a variety of genres, topics, styles of poetry, and cinematography.

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Ms. Pasternac is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Digital Camera Camcorders Kimire HD Recorder 1080P 24 MP 16X Powerful Digital Zoom Video Camcorder 2.7 Inch LCD Stabilization With 270 Degree Rotation Screen Camera Bag Lithium Battery(312P-Black) • Amazon Business $46.54 9 $418.86
Reading Poetry in the Middle Grades: 20 Poems and Activities That Meet the Common Core Standards and Cultivate a Passion for Poetry • Amazon Business $29.98 1 $29.98

Materials cost

$448.84

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.73

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$485.57

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$85.69

Total project goal

$571.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$571.26

1 Donor

-$571.26

Donations toward project cost

-$485.57

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$85.69

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Miami","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[4829877],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"FL","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"merchant.com.donorschoose1.prod","proposalId":3110082,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/poetry-alive/3110082/","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":25,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Pasternac","authorIds":{"4829877":{"owner":"Ms. Pasternac","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3110082],"proposalHash":"-655737822","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp4829877_272x272.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1508419269333","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21011458,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NTIzNDM4NQ=="],"teacherId":4829877,"schoolCounty":"Miami-Dade","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"FL","name":"Florida"}}