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Ms. Watson from N Miami Beach FL is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Technology and HotDots Needed for Kindergarten Math and Science!

My students need 5 HP Chromebooks, six headphones, and four HotDots Jr. Math kits for our Math Center.

  • $1,241 goal

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My Students

I teach a math, science, and social sciences kindergarten class, at a Headstart through 5th-grade school, in North Miami. Ninety-eight percent of our students are high-poverty and have limited resources at home. My students are always excited to use technology in the classroom, and when we do center activities, they rush for the workstations to explore. For most of our students, Internet access and the use of computers are a luxury that they do not have at home.

After Hurricane Maria and Hurricane Irma struck, the financial situation for most of our students became more challenging than before, and we are now welcoming a slow influx of displaced students from Puerto Rico with open arms.

Most students are still facing the challenges of coming to school with basic supplies. Most do not have computer access at home. As we are embarking to be designated officially a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) school, technology has now infiltrated every aspect of how our classes are taught.

My Project

After Hurricane Irma struck, most students came back with fewer supplies and less access to the tools they need to be successful.

Even with limited resources, using technology in my classroom has proved to be quite a success, as the students learn quickly, discover and enjoy every lesson, while developing scientific exploration, analytical and critical math skills.

I am requesting five HP Chromebook computers, which will be used for STEAM activities. My students now need to experience, actually, utilizing technology on a personal, "one on one" basis, to enhance their language skills as well as computer skills. Currently, my classroom is very limited in terms of technology/computers. In fact, there is only a teacher's workstation and four outdated computers in my classroom. We also need headphones for the Chromebooks, so that students would not distract each other or be distracted. For my other group center, we need HotDots Jr Math Sets, so that students can practice their math skills.

We are aiming to become a STEAM school, in the upcoming school year, and having our students get direct access to technology will prepare them.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
HP Chromebook 11 G5 11 6 Celeron N3060 4 GB RAM 16 GB SSD US • CDW-G $173.24 5 $866.20
Califone 2800-RD Listening First Headphones in Red (Set of 6) • Amazon Business $59.95 1 $59.95
Educational Insights Hot Dots Getting Ready for 1st Grade (9035) • Amazon Business $22.19 2 $44.38
Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. Let's Master Kindergarten Math Set with Ace Pen • Amazon Business $19.28 2 $38.56

Materials cost

$1,009.09

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$15.14

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,054.23

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$186.04

Total project goal

$1,240.27

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,240.27

4 Donors

-$1,236.21

Donations toward project cost

-$1,051.68

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$184.53

match offer

-$3.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$2.55

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.45

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.06

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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