Digital camera requested to record students' science accomplishments
For students to succeed, it is important for them to take pride in their work. But, it can be hard to be proud of a project or accomplishment without a record of what occurred. A teacher at a Spring Branch elementary school is seeking funds to help remedy that problem.
The money for the project at Ridgecrest Elementary School is being sought through donorschoose.org, a website that enables users to directly provide resources for teachers in schools across the country.
In her project description on the site, the teacher explains how her students often want to take photographs of the many projects they do in her class. She is seeking a digital camera and printer so the students can record their accomplishments and make displays to share them with their peers, parents and the community. Those projects include explorations of local animal habitats, outdoor experiments with plants and models of landforms such as volcanoes and glaciers.
The specific items being requested by the instructor are three digital cameras, one photo printer, 100 sheets of photo paper and miscellaneous art supplies for the displays. She estimates the materials will help 60 students immediately and could also be used by future classes.
According to DonorsChoose, the total cost of the project is $795.85. Two donors have already given $105, meaning there is $690.85 left to go before the teacher's request can become a reality. The request was originally posted on Dec. 16, 2010, and is open for funding until May 15.
To learn more about this project or to make a donation, go here.
Located at 2015 Ridgecrest Drive, Ridgecrest Elementary School is part of the Spring Branch Independent School District.