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  • $837 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Lauriat
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 13 donors
  • $0 still needed

Say Cheese! Take My Picture!

My students need a digital SLR camera and photo paper! We love taking pictures but are using the teacher's phone because we don't have a classroom camera.

My Students

Do you remember the first time you picked up a camera and took a real picture? I was fortunate enough to receive my first camera at about 5 - and have never put one down! I want to share this love with my students! I want them to see the difference between good photography and share the joy!

Our population is very diverse - many nationalities and cultures and many abilities.

We are a title 1 school and in a very low-income community where most children receive free lunch. We have an in-depth special education program, a gifted and talented program and a dual language program. My new computer room & photography group will service Kindergarteners through 5th grade!

My Project

I want students to experience photography with a real camera. I want to teach them about settings, aperture and shutter speed. I want to expose them to a skill and science that many will never experience. Tech squad members will be the first to learn how to use the camera and take photos at events to share with the school community. We will photograph objects, people and places, and print them on Epson paper. Eventually, I would love to expose the whole student body to the art and science that is photography!

In a digital world where everyone travels with a phone and built in camera, the art of photography is disappearing.

I want to expose my students to the science and skills involved in real photography and give them an opportunity they may not have in other schools settings. Please help me share my lifelong passion with my 1300 angels and introduce the art of photography to their worlds!

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Canon EOS Rebel SL1 749 99 150 savings 599 99 Ends 1 4 • CDW-G $593.99 1 $593.99
Epson Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper • CDW-G $16.78 1 $16.78

Materials cost

$610.77

Vendor shipping charges

$61.08

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.16

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$711.01

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$125.47

Total project goal

$836.48

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$836.48

12 Donors

-$701.48

Donations toward project cost

-$596.26

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$105.22

match offer

-$135.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$114.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.25

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

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13 donors13 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 999 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by Disney and 12 other donors.

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