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Mrs. Ward-Pitman from Buffalo NY is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Tolerable Temperature

My students need the Black and Decker air conditioner because it reaches 90-100 degrees in August, September, May, and June. It is an unbearable learning environment for the students. Right now, it's 90 in my room.

  • $513 goal

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My Students

"Be a student so long as you still have something to learn, and this will mean all your life." -Henry L. Doherty

My 139 students come from diverse backgrounds and communities in an urban setting.

We have a large refugee population in our city, and our curriculum focuses on books about the refugee experience. Students connect to the books with higher level thinking questions and discussions, and we have guest speakers from refugee re-homing centers that come to our school. My kids love learning about all different kinds of cultures and our classroom environment and the themes from the texts promote tolerance and understanding.

My Project

Students walk into my room and immediately groan at how ridiculously hot it is. They do not and cannot learn in 90-100 degree temperatures in September, May, and June. The thermometer in my room reads 90 right now on May 30th. It was 89 during the second week of May. Many times students need to leave my room to go to the nurse because they get headaches or black out. In just one 45 minute class, they end up soaked in their sweat. It is unhealthy and unsafe for them to be in that kind of excessive heat.

Having this air conditioner will create a more comfortable and positive learning environment for my kids.

I want them to be able to WANT to come into my classroom and feel healthy and safe.

Mrs. Ward-Pitman
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 139 students.

11 donors have given to this project.

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BLACK+DECKER BPACT14WT, 14000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner, Window Vent Kit, 4 Caster Wheels, White • Amazon Business $399.99 1 $399.99

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