Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Donor's Choose

If you have not heard of or used Donor's Choose...you have got to check it out!  I have had three projects funded - totaling over $1000 worth of classroom supplies.  The first time I posted a project on Donor's Choose it expired before the project was funded.  My initial reaction was that it was just a scam but for some reason I decided to try again.  So I posted the very same project a second time and it was funded in just a few months.  The classroom rug that I had asked for arrived just before Christmas and we were all super excited! 
Our new classroom rug!

Well, at Donor's Choose, when you get a project funded, you earn points to post more projects and boy, was I hooked now!  I knew technology was the way to go next so I posted a project for an IPod Touch.  Once again, it was funded before it expired and the IPod was delivered by April.

We use it (and a couple of older ones that my kids weren't using anymore) as a Listen to Reading choice during Daily 5.  My students absolutely LOVE this activity!

My last project was funded over the summer.  It was for two Nooks.  As it turned out, the Nooks that I had posted from Best Buy were no longer available so they offered me a slightly cheaper version at 3 for the price of 2!  Can you believe it?!  Our three Nooks arrived today and the kids can't wait to get started with them.

Donor's Choose is an awesome site for public school teachers.  It is so worth checking out!  Good luck!

1 comment:

  1. That so awesome that your projects have been funded! I'm waiting for mine to be fully funded still and hope that it doesn't expire. I have until December so I've got my fingers crossed!
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