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Mrs. Sidlowski from Silver Spring MD is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Ready, Set, READ

My students need Chromebooks, a charging station, seat cushions, and books.

  • $1,560 goal

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My Students

Please help to instill a love of reading in my students! My students are amazing little beings!

Most of my students have immigrated from other countries in order to have a better life.

English is not their first language. As they navigate through the complicated language of English, I want to instill a love of reading in them as they learn! Our families often do not have the resources to purchase books or technology. I would like to enable my students to be 21st Century readers by providing them access to Chromebooks, comfortable seat cushions and books to inspire them!

My Project

My students often come from homes that cannot afford books or technology. The books that my students read all come from the school, whether it be our media center or my classroom library.

Since I am a reading intervention teacher for grades 3-5, my job is to not only educate my students to make them stronger readers, yet to also inspire and motivate them to become lifelong learners and lovers of reading.

In my classroom, we do not have SMARTboards like the other rooms. I often rely on my cell phone to show my students images of vocabulary words in our books. It would be wonderful to allow them to see firsthand the images on a Chromebook. In regards to Chromebooks, the students need experience with technology in order to prepare them for the work force and education beyond high school. Many of my students have difficulty paying attention during school for a variety of reasons. It would be wonderful for my students to use seat cushions to help them focus while reading. Thank you so much for supporting my students!

Mrs. Sidlowski
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 60 students.

12 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Acer Chromebook 11, Celeron N3060, 11.6" HD, 4GB DDR3L, 16GB Storage, CB3-132-C4VV • Amazon Business $159.99 3 $479.97
ASURION B2B 2 Year Laptop Accident Protection Plan ($150 - $174.99) • Amazon Business $46.99 3 $140.97
Trideer Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, KIDS Wiggle Seat, Sensory Cushion for Elementary School Chair (Office & Home & Classroom) • Amazon Business $18.99 7 $132.93
Lunch Lady 10 Book Paperback Collection • Amazon Business $62.80 1 $62.80
MobileVision Bamboo 10-Port Charging Station & Docking Organizer for Smartphones & Tablets, Family-Sized, for use in Corporate Offices & Classrooms • Amazon Business $59.95 1 $59.95
Amulet #1-7 Box Set by Kazu Kibuishi (2016-10-25) • Amazon Business $57.26 1 $57.26
Supernova (Amulet #8) • Amazon Business $18.49 2 $36.98
Dawn and the Impossible Three (The Baby-sitters Club Graphic Novel #5): A Graphix Book (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix) • Amazon Business $9.25 2 $18.50
Claudia and Mean Janine: Full-Color Edition (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix #4) • Amazon Business $8.79 2 $17.58
Smile and Sisters: The Box Set • Amazon Business $17.52 1 $17.52
How to Make Slime (Hands-On Science Fun) • Amazon Business $5.54 3 $16.62
Ronaldo: A Boy Who Became A Star. Inspiring children book about Cristiano Ronaldo - one of the best soccer players in history. (Soccer Book For Kids) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Messi: The Children's Illustration Book. Fun, Inspirational and Motivational Life Story of Lionel Messi - One of The Best Soccer Players in History. • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Neymar: The Children's Book. Fun, Inspirational and Motivational Life Story of Neymar Jr. - One of The Best Soccer Players in History. • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Kristy's Big Day (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix #6): Full-Color Edition • Amazon Business $7.45 2 $14.90
Drama • Amazon Business $7.38 2 $14.76
Epic Zero Series: Books 1-3: Epic Zero Collection • Amazon Business $13.40 1 $13.40
Stars of All Time (World Soccer Legends) • Amazon Business $9.58 1 $9.58
Trapped in a Video Game (Book 1) • Amazon Business $9.35 1 $9.35
Brave (Berrybrook Middle School) • Amazon Business $8.80 1 $8.80
Anne of Green Gables: A Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $8.22 1 $8.22
Lionel Messi (Real Bios) • Amazon Business $7.85 1 $7.85
How to Draw Animals: Learn to Draw For Kids, Step by Step Drawing (How to Draw Books for Kids) • Amazon Business $7.55 1 $7.55
Soccer Longshot (Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
National Geographic Kids Just Joking: 300 Hilarious Jokes, Tricky Tongue Twisters, and Ridiculous Riddles • Amazon Business $6.36 1 $6.36
Jokes for Kids: The Best Jokes, Riddles, Tongue Twisters, Knock-Knock jokes, and One liners for kids: Kids Joke books ages 7-9 8-12 • Amazon Business $5.85 1 $5.85
The Kid Who Invented the Popsicle: And Other Surprising Stories about Inventions • Amazon Business $5.70 1 $5.70

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