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

Where Are the Batteries?!

My students need both regular and rechargeable batteries for use in all their existing technology center items.

  • $160 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach technology to kindergartners through sixth grade at a south side Chicago school. The majority of my students are African American, and they come from varying economic backgrounds.

Our school, as a whole, is at about 47% poverty level so we, unfortunately, don't qualify for Title I funding and many other grants to purchase items for these deserving students.

My students, like most young students, enjoy activities that require movement, that are hands-on, and that allows students to work collaboratively during class. I am always trying to find items that will help improve their learning experiences and add excitement to the classroom environment.

My Project

I do a lot of Donors Choose projects on behalf of my students. We are lucky to have quite a few technology items and the one thing I always forget to ask for is batteries! Many times it's not until we receive the item that I realize, I should have asked for batteries, too!

We are lucky to have coding robots, games, and programmable mini-computers, however they won't work without batteries!

The school never seems to have batteries either and I often bring in my own, however we just received a class set of Micro:bits, and they each require 2 AA batteries. I'm still short and I would love to have a supply on hand so the items we have actually work and are available for our students to use.

Mrs. Kallianis
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 90 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Energizer Rechargeable AA Batteries, NiMH, 2000 mAh, Pre-Charged, 8 count (Recharge Universal) • Amazon Business $19.98 1 $19.98
Energizer Rechargeable AA and AAA Battery Charger (Recharge Pro) with 4 AA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries • Amazon Business $18.97 1 $18.97
The Battery Organizer Storage Case with Hinged Clear Cover, Includes a Removable Battery Tester, Holds 93 Batteries Various Sizes • Amazon Business $17.49 1 $17.49
Energizer AAA Rechargeable NiMH Battery 800 mAh 1.2V x six (6) Batteries • Amazon Business $15.26 1 $15.26
AmazonBasics AA Performance Alkaline Batteries (48 Count) - Packaging May Vary • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
AmazonBasics AAA Performance Alkaline Batteries (36 Count) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
80 Chart Mounts--Removable, 1" • Amazon Business $8.12 1 $8.12

Materials cost

$103.80

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.56

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$135.36

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$23.89

Total project goal

$159.25

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$159.25

1 Donor

-$159.25

Donations toward project cost

-$135.36

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.89

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$0.00

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