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Mrs. Thorwarth
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households
  • 6 donors
  • $0 still needed

Teaching, Tutoring, And Technology

My students need a laptop to participate in the Stock Market game, do research for the educational projects, and complete learning activities on Penda.

My Students

Success is measured in many ways. "Price is what you pay. Value is what you get," according to Warren Buffett. Please consider the value of your donation not in the money you give but value my students will receive. This laptop will bring a lot of educational value to my kids and their future.

The more my students experience hands-on activities, the more in-depth their learning and connections with the real world will increase.

My 7th and 8th graders consist of 103 actively engaged students in a rural high poverty area. This talented group of kids is made up of resource, GT, and the economically disadvantaged. The purchase of the laptop will push my students' interest and learning beyond the textbook. They can utilize it when creating many of the activities we need to do in math and science, research companies for the Stock Market Game, and utilize the laptop with completing challenges on Penda. This laptop will be utilized in three very specific ways plus other ways that might pop up along the way of my students' educational journey.

My Project

(1) I would like for my student to participate in the Stock Market Game to its full potential. As everyone knows, the stock market waits for no one and so my students need to be able to check on their stocks daily. In order to do this they need to have consistent technology available at their finger tips. (2) They also need to have access to technology for research; companies for the Stock Market Game and for classroom projects in science or math. Our Periodic Table Unit as well as "Making Arkansas Mudpies" Units are coming up very soon. (3) The students need to have access to participant in Penda Learning. This program provides remediation, enrichment, challenges, and more for my students in both math and science. Finding a program that middle schoolers enjoy doing is a difficult obstacle but my students LOVE Penda. I love how much it supports my teaching. We are only limited to the shortage of technology in my classroom.

It is a known fact that students have greater understanding and retain more when they are actively involved in the learning process.

That is what my classroom is all about. These supplies would help support my kids and their learning. Your donation will make a huge impact in my students' lives by not only providing them with supplies but letting them know that others value their education. Won't you consider supporting my kids? Thank you!

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Lenovo B560 4330 - 15.6' - Core i3 380M - Windows 7 Professional 64-bit - 4 GB RAM - 500 GB HDD • Best Buy $497.99 1 $497.99

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This project will reach 106 students.

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This classroom project was brought to life by Walton Family Foundation and 5 other donors.

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