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Ms. Heslop from Bronx NY is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Sowing Seeds for Academic Success

Help me give my students the firm academic foundation needed to be successful in the upper grades.

  • $751 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a technology cluster teacher, I service the entire school building. That being said, I have roughly 815 students in grades pre-kindergarten to five from general, special and bilingual education classes. Regardless of ability level, my students enter the lab super eager and raring to go. I harness this energy and channel it into engaging learning experiences that allow students to apply content knowledge and acquire grade appropriate technological skills.

My school is located in a high poverty area in the Hunts Point section of the South Bronx.

About 93% of our students receive free lunch. With regard to testing data, 27.1% of students are performing at level 3 or 4 in ELA and 28.0% of students are performing at level 3 or 4 in math. Therefore 72.9% of our students are underperforming in ELA and 72% are underperforming in math.

My Project

Though I am not a classroom teacher, I share the responsibility of providing the necessary instruction to help our students meet learning standards. Teaching with the Mastering Early Learning Skills bundle would enable me to lead the class in fun games that would allow students to practice skills that they learned during my minilesson. I can also utilize the software to provide centers where small groups of students who need to practice the same skills can work together. Other students can also work independently.

My students have always responded well to reinforcing skills through educational games.

With a lean school budget, I have become quite skilled at locating a plethora of games on various free websites. The problem is navigating a ton of websites with varying layouts is a challenge for many of my struggling students, not to mention English Language Learners and students with special needs. Using educational software will eliminate the frustration and confusion of navigating various websites with different interfaces.

I am a firm believer that all students can and will learn when given a fair chance with the proper supports in place to do so. Please help me to provide my students with the supports they need to soar. Let's Sow Seeds for Academic Success!

Ms. Heslop
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, 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.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
PP260X - Mastering Early Learning Skills - Interactive CD-ROM Bundle - Single License • Lakeshore Learning Materials $599.00 1 $599.00

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