I just wanted to remind everyone about my DonorsChoose proposal for digital cameras.  I know it is a big request (almost $1800) but any small donation would be appreciated and it definitely adds up. 

This request is to support an exciting (and favorite) unit on photography for 5th grade students. During this unit last year, students learned about composition, explored how to operate the cameras, and then critiqued their work.  Some of their work was displayed at the Stratton talent show and at Class Act during the Boneyard Arts Festival.  Our enrichment team supported an extension of this unit when 5th grade students were invited to photograph our spirit week.  Students were thrilled to show off their new found photography skills!  It was a great way for them to apply all that they had learned about photography.

This request includes:

  • 5 digital cameras
  • 2 replacement batteries
  • 5 memory cards
  • 4 toner cartridges for our laser printer to print the final photographs

These items were carefully selected by me to provide the best learning experience for my students, to reach the maximum amount of students over time, and to efficiently manage the photographs of 80 students.

The district does have 5 digital cameras (that were used last year), however these cameras are shared by 11 elementary schools! This makes it difficult to use the cameras for an extended amount of time.  Another problem I encountered with the district cameras is that they use double A batteries which run out quickly.  The cameras I am requesting have rechargeable batteries, this of course comes at a greater start up cost but over time is actually more cost efficient. 

Thank you for your consideration!  If you have any questions or concerns about this proposal, please let me know.  I can be reached at or leave a comment for me here.

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Enjoy this short slideshow of some of our photography from the 2009-2010 school year!

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