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Ms. Simmons from Midland TX is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Technology, Its Where It's At

My students need technology. I am slowly moving away from classroom computers and trying to go one to one iPad use.

  • $1,068 goal

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My Students

Wow, 23 students. Never in my wildest dreams would I think that my tiny alma matter would be at a class size of 23. This group of kids that I have now is unlike any other. I feel like I say this every year, yet every year I'm proven wrong with what my students need and how to meet those expectations for them. These babies, a lot like my group from last year, need a lot of nurturing and a ton of hands-on learning. Donors Choose is the best way to help me get my babies to where they need to be by May. Every year I ask for things on different ends of the spectrum. One year my students were very tech savvy, so I asked for iPads. Two years ago my kiddos loved to read, so I added books to our classroom library through Donors Choose. Last year my students were kinesthetic​ and needed to physically manipulate objects to keep them intrigued. This year, I have a little bit of all of that. I'm hoping to get the materials listed to better help my students education.

My Project

Our school is the best place to be. I have 23 amazing kiddos this year. YES, 23! Materials, technology. Greenwood provides every classroom teacher with 4 classroom computers. I teach 1st grade, these babies are 6. Most of them have never been on an old school computer nor do they know how to work on. During my small group reading time I spend most of it at my computer table trying to get everyone going. A couple years ago Donors Choose supplied me with 3 amazing iPads. I am trying my hardest to get rid of those computers and have only iPads. Along with those three I sacrificed my own iPad for my classroom. Adding another would help out tremendously! CD players, I would love to have at least 5, to meet the group max limit, so my kids can listen to books on tape and the respond to the literature in a journal! These aren't cheap when you need that many. The letter tiles, we work on alpha arcs at the beginning of the year and trying to complete this task with paper tiles you printed off the copy machine can be difficult. Allowing the students to see the two different colors and get to differentiate between vowels and consonants will also help when we start Saxon and work with CVC words. Other classroom supplies, unless you purchase your own or can find enough of the same thing in the math closet that's already been picked over, we are low on math supplies. Having the shapes and coins would be beneficial to my students so they can manipulate those objects. All of the materials in my project are things my kids would benefit from in furthering their education and helping them reach their full potential in their education.

Ms. Simmons
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
iPad package: 32GB iPad+Case • Best Buy Education $381.23 1 $381.23
RA417 - Lakeshore Word Building Blocks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 5 $199.95
GPX PC101B Portable CD/D-R Personal CD Player, Black • Staples Advantage $17.19 5 $85.95
Learning Resources Magnetic Learning Letters - Lowercase • Amazon Business $22.99 3 $68.97
RA804 - Geometric Foam Shapes • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 2 $59.98
RA807 - Plastic Coins • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
Learning Resources Magnetic Learning Letters - Lowercase • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
LC1308 - Extra 500 Coin Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99

Materials cost

$864.05

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$12.96

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$907.01

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$160.06

Total project goal

$1,067.07

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,067.07

1 Donor

-$1,030.69

Donations toward project cost

-$907.01

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$123.68

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$36.38

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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