First, an update from Ms. Stone, the teacher who requested funding for Chromebooks:
I am so excited to receive the Chromebooks and distribute them to students and families! As explained earlier, this project was posted in June, when teachers were unsure what learning model we would be using. Since announcing distance learning late in the summer, the district has been providing devices to students. However, after spending these first few weeks with my third graders, I’m finding that many of them have unreliable devices (issues with cameras, microphones, keyboards, etc.). One prime example: a mother reached out to say her daughter’s device stopped working. The student was unable to sign in for learning for two days since Mom works full-time and was unable to make it to the school to pick up a new one. Having these new, reliable devices will be key in having students consistently engaged in learning.
I’ve also noticed some Donors have been generously giving gift cards to our class even after the Chromebook project was funded. This is WONDERFUL! It means I will be able to create a new project to meet even more of our students’ needs, such as good headphones, learning games, and interactive learning platforms.
Again, I am incredibly grateful for your role in guiding your readers toward DonorsChoose projects. It is so meaningful to me as a teacher right now to have community support. It makes a true difference in our students lives!
And now some additional fundraisers I’d like to point people to:
Mini-Engineering Labs for students at Lucy Laney doing distance learning.
A book-return system for the North High school library, so that books can circulate during distance learning.
Sets of contemporary novels, including Octavia Butler’s Parable of the Talents, for 11th and 12th graders at Como Park High School in St. Paul.
I do not have a Patreon, but take a lot of pleasure from seeing these projects fund. Thank you to everyone who has donated!
Many thanks for all you do! Gave $25 to Como Park HS.
FYI – today (Oct. 7) is Ms Aram’s birthday so your donation for her book-return system is double 🙂
Gift made to Ms Aram’s class. Thanks so much for your time and energy on these election blogs!