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Ms. Lawhorn from Houston TX is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Polaroids for the Classroom

Help me give my students photographs to build language and encourage reflective and creative writing.

  • $160 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are a Title I school and many students receive free lunch. Our ESL needs are growing and so our kids. Our ESL population is has almost doubled, because of boundary changes. The majority of the students are Spanish speaking. Although our school made it through Hurricane Harvey, many are struggling to rebuild.

I have newcomers, or students who are new to the country for less than a year.

How much exposure to the English language varies with each student. My job is help inspire them to learn, grow and see the tremendous value in becoming bilingual.

My Project

I'm always exploring different ways to bring visuals into my classroom for my ELL learners. Visuals inspire them!

I will use the Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera to take students pictures to celebrate them in my classroom.

I want to capture moments, as well as, have the ability to use a Polaroid camera during lessons to inspire student engagement and learning. I want to model how to create a photo story using Polaroids. It could be about self, family, pets, interests or inspiration. To protect the camera I'm also asking for a Katia Camera Case Bag. Photos can be displayed in the Mini Photo Album.

This camera would not just be for me, but for students to use. For example, students will take pictures outside to capture nature and then create a poem. I believe pictures help them write with more detail.

Ms. Lawhorn
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera (Ice Blue), 3X Twin Pack Instant Film (60 Sheets) Bundle • Amazon Business $79.99 1 $79.99
Katia Camera Case Bag Compatible for Fujifilm Instax Mini 9/ Mini 8+/ Mini 8 Instant Film Camera with Shoulder Strap and Photo Accessories Pocket - Alpaca • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Ablus 288 Pockets Mini Photo Album for Fujifilm Instax Mini 7s 8 8+ 9 25 26 50s 70 90 Film, Name Card & 3 Inch Pictures • Amazon Business $11.88 1 $11.88

Materials cost

$103.86

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.56

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$135.42

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$23.90

Total project goal

$159.32

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$159.32

3 Donors

-$159.32

Donations toward project cost

-$135.42

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.90

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$0.00

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