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Ms. Amy from Perth Amboy NJ is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Smile and Say Cheese!

Help me give my students a means for them to view themselves through our eyes with a digital camera and printer that will allow us to show them and others what we see on a daily basis!

  • $368 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students all come from low-income households and our school is their place to interact with others their age. It is also where they get to engage with other adults since most have families where their parents are either working almost all day or busy caring for the others in their household. Our school is small and resources for our students are not easily accessible or attainable. Despite that, our preschoolers are always eager to learn and come to school with a smile on their sweet faces. They love coming into our classroom and being who they want to be, without any judgement. They're encouraged to use their imaginations and be as creative as they want to be. We allow them to become who they want to become as they begin their journey to kindergarten and towards their future.

Although funds at our school are not usually available or are very scarce, we do the best that we can with what we have and our children are always eager and excited to be at school.

We are like their second family and there is nothing better than seeing my children's smiling faces when we begin our day!

My Project

My children absolutely love to see themselves in pictures taken of them as they play throughout the day. They also enjoy looking at pictures that include them being involved in experiments that we conduct in our classroom. The problem is that currently the only means to actually take pictures of my students is by using my own personal phone! The camera and printer I am requesting will allow me to take pictures of my students without any worries. The printer will help me in printing the pictures immediately so the children can view them and so they can be hung on the wall.

My preschoolers love to smile for the camera and when they see themselves in pictures throughout our classroom, it helps them remember what it was we did that day or what they were doing that day!

Having an actual camera that is specifically for my classroom would alleviate the stress of making sure I delete pictures from my personal phone of my children. The printer will make it easier for us to get their pictures up as soon as possible. Without pictures, how would children remember the fun times they had?

Ms. Amy
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of 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 15 students.

7 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Canon - PowerShot ELPH 180 20.0-Megapixel Digital Camera - Silver • Best Buy Education $117.14 1 $117.14
Canon - SELPHY CP1300 Wireless Compact Photo Printer - Black • Best Buy Education $112.87 1 $112.87
Canon - RP-108 High-Capacity Color Ink/Paper Set - Multicolor • Best Buy Education $31.75 1 $31.75
SanDisk - 16GB SDHC UHS-I Memory Card • Best Buy Education $16.33 1 $16.33

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