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Mrs. Barrera from Chicago IL is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Visual Learning and Experience

The cost of a Sony DVD Player with MP3 Playback, a H. Wilson Adjustable Utility Cart, and 27 inch color television is $782, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $782 goal

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I am an English teacher at a Title I school on the South side of Chicago. I teach three classes of freshman, and two classes of seniors. In both classes, they read plays. My freshmen are reading Romeo and Juliet, and my seniors always read something very recent. Our school does not have a drama department, so my students do not get exposed to plays in production. It is definitely beneficial for them to read the plays, but watching them offers so much more for the senses. I do my best to get them to read these pieces with emotion, but they really enjoy seeing the pieces performed by trained actors. My freshman get to experience the death of Romeo and Juliet as it should be performed, and not me fake-stabbing myself in the middle of the room! I am asking for a Television, DVD player and a stand to keep in my classroom. I believe that this will benefit my students in discovering what each play looks like on stage, and what a strong reading of each line sounds like. Students learn by modeling, and I am certainly not an actor (come to my class sometime and you'll see!). I currently have 125 students, and each student will benefit from these materials, in addition to all the classes of students that I have after them!

Mrs. Barrera
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 149 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
26-42 ADJUSTABLE UTILITY CART W/CABINET -- H. Wilson Adjustable-Height A/V Carts with Cabinet; Yellow • Quill Corporation $251.99 1 $251.99
27" COLOR TELEVISION • Best Buy $209.00 1 $209.00
Sony DVD Player w/MP3 Playback, • Highsmith Inc. $91.52 1 $91.52

Materials cost

$552.51

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$640.63

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$140.63

Total project goal

$781.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$781.26

1 Donor

-$736.72

Donations toward project cost

-$641.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$95.72

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$44.99

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$0.00

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