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Mrs. Giaccone from Flushing NY is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Seeing the Big Picture Like Scientists

My students need Leapster cameras and kits to provide learning experiences that will encourage new ways to play and learn while meeting their visual, tactile, and audio needs.

  • $750 goal

This project expired on March 6, 2012.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Aristotle once said, "A soul never thinks without a picture." I couldn't agree more. Pictures keep memories alive. They remind us of where we have been and give us a perspective of where we want to go.

My students are a mixture of all cultural backgrounds.

They are beautiful children with a lot to say despite their lack of the English language. My students have different disabilities that range from autism to emotional disturbance to ADHD. My students come from high poverty homes and consider school to be their safe haven. They love to come to school!

My Project

My students need a lot of curriculum modifications and adaptations because of their disabilities. I have to take into consideration their learning styles (visual,audio, tactile) to assure that each one is getting the learning experience they deserve. In an effort to engage my students and capture their interest I am requesting the Leapfrog materials to aid in our yearlong science project. We have adopted a class tree on the school grounds and will follow that tree throughout the entire school year. We will be observing, investigating, analyzing, and comparing things we see happening in nature as the seasons change. Nature activities help show children the fun side of learning! The leapfrog camera and video recorder will help students capture images outdoors that they can turn into stories and have discussions about, thus improving expressive skills and scientific thinking skills. The pictures and videos they take themselves will give them more ownership of what they have accomplished.

Donations of this request would make a huge difference on my special needs students.

Technology is the wave of the future and these Leapfrog learning systems with their camera and video capabilities will enhance the learning of my students while meeting their visual, audio, and tactile learning styles. This yearlong science project will be a learning experience they will never forget. I will be creating a shutterfly account for the parents of my students to view the pictures they take this year.

Mrs. Giaccone
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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14 donors14 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 12 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LEAPSTER EXPLORER CAMERA AND VIDEO RECORDER • ABC School Supply, Inc $34.82 4 $139.28
LEAPSTER EXPLORER LEARNING EXPERIENCE • ABC School Supply, Inc $100.18 4 $400.72

Materials cost

$540.00

Vendor shipping charges

$54.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.10

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$637.10

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$112.43

Total project goal

$749.53

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$749.53

13 Donors

-$369.48

Donations toward project cost

-$318.56

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$50.92

match offer

-$374.75

Match offer toward project cost

-$318.54

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$56.21

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$5.30

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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