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Mrs. Espitia from Bryan TX is requesting instructional technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

The Value of Visualizing Vocabulary

Help me give my students a classroom laminator and laminating pouches to create long lasting and durable interactive vocabulary manipulables and visual supports.

  • $419 goal

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Celebrating Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month

Celebrate Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month

This project is a part of the Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month celebration because it supports a Latino teacher or a school where the majority of students are Latino.

My Students

We have a unique subset of students with over 75% qualifying for free and reduced lunches.

Due to a majority of their upbringings most of our students have not had the opportunity to be raised in a language rich environment and struggle with literacy.

My courses specifically prepare students for software certifications that advance their career and earning potentials. We're preparing these students for life after high school and they need all of the help I can provide to be successful.

My Project

Each year I prepare my students for five different software based certifications depending on their course topic and level. Between the four Adobe programs and Autodesk Maya, I expose my students to over 1000 content specific vocabulary words to ready them for their certification exam. It is a herculean task to ensure my kids, who already struggle with literacy, learn and retain even just the required vocabulary to be successful.

The ultimate purpose of this project is to make content vocabulary accessible to my students.

Teaching and reinforcing vocabulary involves word walls, games, visuals and manipulatives. With a small format laminator I'll be able to create higher quality resources that will last year over year. This will allow me to focus on expanding the resources I provide them instead of having to spend time reprinting, cutting and preparing supplies.

Mrs. Espitia
Grades 9-12

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
GBC Thermal Laminator Machine, Fusion 7000L, 12 Inch, 1 Min Warm-Up, 3-10 Mil, with 50 EZUse Laminating Pouches (1703098F) • Amazon Business $228.48 1 $228.48
3M Laminating Pouch Kit with All Varieties of Laminating Pouche (2) • Amazon Business $43.99 1 $43.99
Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches, 4.3 Inches x 6.3 Inches, 100 Pouches (TP5900-100) • Amazon Business $15.30 2 $30.60
Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches, 200-Pack, 8.9 x 11.4 inches, Letter Size Sheets, Clear, 3-Mil (TP3854-200) • Amazon Business $17.84 1 $17.84

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