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Ms. Block
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

Starting Off the Year Right!

My students need assorted MacBook accessories and school supplies to kick off our yearbook committee work.

My Students

The challenges that face schools today are growing by the day. It is our job to make change possible!

My students are in seventh and eighth grade.

They are thriving readers and writers and simply need the tools and resources to succeed. My school is located in West Harlem NYC in a rich, yet underserved, community. My school is 99% free lunch, meaning many of my students are living below the poverty line. The majority of my students are African American and Hispanic.

My Project

My students are capable of so much. Just recently our middle school has added electives to our schedule. Many students have chosen to participate in the yearbook. To create this, many resources are needed but it is all worth it when I see the faces of the kids as they receive their very first! Some of these materials include folders for each student to organize their assigned pages as they collect photographs and articles. Also, accessories for our class macbook will help them design the yearbook pages on our website. I am also requesting some books which will help the other teachers in my school thrive in the classroom, meeting the needs of each and every student. One example of a book is "Speak Out! Debate and Public Speaking in the Middle Grades" which will further help me start the debate program at my school while still connecting the program to their English instruction. Another is "Best Books for Boys" to help teachers find the perfect book for the most reluctant readers!

This project is so important because without enrichment for the students and support for the teachers, few things are possible.

Both students and teachers in EVERY school deserve the tools they need to succeed.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
AppleCare Protect Plan MacBook Air & 13 MacBook Pro • $224.10 1 $224.10
U32 Shadow™ 1TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (Silver, Mac Version) • Amazon $89.95 1 $89.95
Apple 45W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter for MacBook Air • $71.10 1 $71.10
Apple Magic Mouse • $62.10 1 $62.10
Two-Tone File Folders, Straight-Cut, Top Tab, Letter, Pink/Light Pink, 100/Box • $38.99 1 $38.99
Incipio MacBook Air 11-inch feather Ultralight Hard Shell Case - Matte Black • Amazon $36.32 1 $36.32
Pathways to the Common Core • AKJ Books $33.13 1 $33.13
Safco Onyx 3266 Mesh Desktop Organizer Mesh Desk Organizer 3 Horizontal 5 Upright Black • $28.79 1 $28.79
Speak Out! Debate and Public Speaking in the Middle Grades • AKJ Books $24.95 1 $24.95
Apple EarPods with Remote and Mic • Amazon $24.95 1 $24.95
Teaching With Poverty in Mind • AKJ Books $24.26 1 $24.26
Common Core Curriculum Maps in English Language Arts: Grades 6-8 • Amazon $24.08 1 $24.08
The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child • Amazon $17.46 1 $17.46
Pam Allyn''s Best Books for Boys • AKJ Books $16.05 1 $16.05
Fires in the Middle School Bathroom • AKJ Books $14.56 1 $14.56
Strategies for Differentiating in the Content Areas • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Quill Brand Black Mesh Coordinating Desk Set Drawer Organizer • $12.86 1 $12.86
Tapping the Potential of Parents • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
The Framework for Teaching Evaluation Instrument, 2013 Edition: The newest rubric enhancing the links to the Common Core State Standards, with clarity of language for ease of use and scoring • Amazon $12.33 1 $12.33
Quill Brand Black Mesh Coordinating Desk Set Drawer Organizer • $6.11 1 $6.11
Quill Brand Black Mesh Coordinating Desk Set Jumbo Pencil Cup • $5.66 1 $5.66
Quill Brand Black Mesh Coordinating Desk Set "Doodad Cup" • $4.31 1 $4.31

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This project will reach 300 students.

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