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Mrs. Goodman from Salt Lake City UT is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reaching Students Across 84,000 Square Miles

My students need personalized mail for outreach, encouragement, and rewards (small prizes, cards, envelopes, stamps). I also need a good set of microphone capable Bluetooth earphones to create a better environment for their learning.

  • $437 goal

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My Students

My students are from all over the entire state of Utah. They attend our virtual school for various reasons--anxiety, bullying, serious medical conditions, excessive traveling, sometimes even homelessness. Many live in poverty and have long struggled to succeed in school. They need a little bit of extra motivation to feel connected to their teachers, especially since they don't get to physically be in a classroom.

My goal is to make them feel valued, important, and loved, especially in the virtual classroom.

My Project

I work at a virtual school, so my students come from across the entire state of Utah. I have to work extra hard to get to know my students because when traditional teachers get to see the cute smiling faces of their students as they walk into class, I often just see a name on a computer screen. They see me, but I rarely get to see them. This has made it especially difficult to connect with them and really motivate them to work their hardest.

I teach middle school English, but my number one motivation is to help a student feel loved, empowered, and appreciated.

In order to do that in a virtual school, that requires sending a lot of mail! It's amazing to see the difference it makes in the attitude of a struggling child when they get a postcard from me, written by hand, telling them that they matter.

This project will go toward funding letters, stamps, rewards, and small tokens of appreciation that will be delivered across the entire state. I am also requesting a really awesome set of bluetooth headphones so that the audio in my classroom is clear and crisp and so that I can make supplemental videos with quality audio.

Mrs. Goodman
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple MMEF2AM/A AirPods Wireless Bluetooth Headset for iPhones with iOS 10 or Later White • Amazon Business $144.99 1 $144.99
USPS Forever Stamps, Coil of 100 US Flag Postage Stamps (2017 or 2018 Roll) • Amazon Business $57.00 1 $57.00
Common Core Basics, Reading Core Subject Module (BASICS & ACHIEVE) • Amazon Business $30.37 1 $30.37
Bibliophilia: 100 Literary Postcards • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Common Core Practice - 7th Grade English Language Arts: Workbooks to Prepare for the PARCC or Smarter Balanced Test: CCSS Aligned (CCSS Standards Practice) (Volume 9) • Amazon Business $15.31 1 $15.31
Joyin Toy 72 PCs Slap Bracelets Party Favors Pack (24 Designs) with Colorful Hearts Animal Emoji • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
Wrigley's Chewing Gum Assortment 40 Packs • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
48 Pack All Occasion Assorted Blank on the Inside Hello Note Cards for Her - Greeting Card Bulk Box Set - 6 Modern Floral Flower Designs Notecards with Envelopes Included, 4 x 6 Inches • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
KitMax (TM) Pack of 6 Sets Cute Lucky Cat Shaped Sticky Notes Gift for Students Children, Style May Vary • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
100 #10 Security SELF SEAL Envelopes - No Window, Premium Security Tint, Ideal for Home Office Secure Mailing, QUICK-SEAL Closure - 4-1/8 x 9-1/2 Inches - White - 24 LB - 100 Per Box (34100) • Amazon Business $7.85 1 $7.85
AirHeads Bars, Chewy Fruit Candy, Variety Pack, Non Melting, 60 Count (Packaging May Vary) • Amazon Business $7.37 1 $7.37
RIANCY Cute Rainbow Feathers Sticky Notes, Memo Self-Stick Notes, Things to Do List Notepad, Schedule Marker, 30 Sheets/Pad 01886 (Pack of 4) • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Animal Box: 100 Postcards by 10 Artists • Amazon Business $4.98 1 $4.98

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