As a teacher, this is one of the best emails you can receive! If you have not signed up for Donorschoose.org and you are a teacher, you are seriously missing out.
This is the 4th project that I have had funded and my students are so, so lucky! They have received so many wonderful things just from me setting up projects of things that they need in the classroom.
We will be receiving 2 Chromebooks for our classroom to complete our technology station. Right now I have 3 computers and one kindle that is my personal from home that the students can use. We have an iPad cart, but we share it with 6 different classes. Our state tests are on the iPads and we do not ever get enough time to practice! This project being funded helps get 6 kids on technology at a time! Seriously awesome stuff. Again, if you have not signed up for this site, you are seriously missing out.
Another time Donorschoose has done amazing things for my classroom was this year as well! We received a cd player and tape player so the kids could listen to books on tape. Last year I received tons of books for my 6th graders and then a huge fund was done at the end of the year by Inspirus Credit Union out in Seattle. Some seriously amazing and generous folks out there – people who really want to help teachers, students and schools in their communities be successful. I received a rug, book shelves, mailboxes, math supplies, books, book bins to separate them, and so much more. It was a joyous occasion.
I cannot stress enough that if you are a teacher, you need to be on this website. Just take the chance and set it up – it costs you nothing and there is a chance of some very generous people to help you out.
Go for it!