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Ms. Z. from Chicago IL is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Set Up

My students need books to improve comprehension and reading fluency. We need binders to create a portfolio where we track our progress. We need an iPad to create media that couples with our learning.

  • $945 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We currently engage about 1000 students and our students come from an array of socioeconomic statuses. A majority of our students are Hispanic, and many students are English Language Learners, that strive when given opportunities to bridge language through the arts. As our students fight to learn daily in the city of Chicago, they are also at the mercy of the city funding our schools. This means not every school has new books or tech to even keep up with their north side counterparts. The kids have opinions and want to share them with the world. We are going to be worlikg on improving our reading comprehension, math facts, grade level content, goal setting, and bridging the digital divide.

My Project

My students are a group of 6-8 graders and I want to provide every avenue of success for them. As an inclusion teacher I have spent time in other people's classrooms. As a self-contained teacher I have a severe need for a class library and although this seems like a large chunk of books, this is the tip of the iceberg.

Multiple copies of books serve to provide opportunity for book clubs with 4-5 students where they can explore novels together.

The iPad brings us to the twentieth century and will provide students the opportunity to create media related to curriculum. It would also allow students to airplay their work to display to the class at large. I added pencils because no matter how many pencils we have we will need way more. Classroom pockets are to provide visual reminders of guided reading groups, class jobs, student of the month and whatever other cool idea we come up with as a class!

Ms. Z.
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 900 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple - iPad (Latest Model) with Wi-Fi - 32GB - Space Gray • Best Buy Education $329.99 1 $329.99
Bone: The Complete Cartoon Epic in One Volume • Amazon Business $21.71 5 $108.55
Diary of a Wimpy Kid 12 Books Complete Collection Set Box of Books NEW 2018 Edition • Amazon Business $69.99 1 $69.99
Samsill Economy 3 Ring View Binders, 1 Inch Round Ring, Customizable Clear View Cover, Black, Bulk Binders - 12 Pack • Amazon Business $29.57 2 $59.14
Night (Night) • Amazon Business $5.90 5 $29.50
Scholastic Classroom Resources Mini Pocket Chart, Black (SC573278) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Scholastic Durable Classroom Pocket Chart, Black (573277) (Pocket Charts) • Amazon Business $17.92 1 $17.92
The Abominable Snowman/Journey Under the Sea/Space and Beyond/The Lost Jewels of Nabooti (Choose Your Own Adventure 1-4) • Amazon Business $14.89 1 $14.89
AmazonBasics Pre-sharpened Wood Cased #2 HB Pencils, 150 Pack • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
Pax • Amazon Business $11.68 1 $11.68
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Perennial Classics) • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
The Goats • Amazon Business $9.67 1 $9.67
The Best Man • Amazon Business $8.52 1 $8.52
Wolf Hollow • Amazon Business $8.09 1 $8.09
Sticks & Stones • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Secret Keepers • Amazon Business $7.25 1 $7.25
Ghost (Track) • Amazon Business $7.25 1 $7.25
The Fourteenth Goldfish • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Wish • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Number the Stars • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
A Handful of Stars • Amazon Business $5.22 1 $5.22
Half a World Away • Amazon Business $3.13 1 $3.13

Materials cost

$761.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.42

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$802.42

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$141.60

Total project goal

$944.02

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$944.02

19 Donors

-$930.79

Donations toward project cost

-$802.42

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$128.37

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$13.23

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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