You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 

Mrs. Smithman’s Classroom Edit display name

  • Merrill Middle School
  • Des Moines, IA
  • More than a third of students from low‑income households

Support her classroom with a gift that fosters learning.

  • Monthly
  • One-time

We'll charge your card today and send Mrs. Smithman a DonorsChoose gift card she can use on her classroom projects. Starting next month, we'll charge your card and send her a DonorsChoose gift card on the 17th of every month.

Edit or cancel anytime.

cancel

Support Mrs. Smithman's classroom with a gift that fosters learning.

  • Monthly
  • One-time

We'll charge your card today and send Mrs. Smithman a DonorsChoose gift card she can use on her classroom projects. Starting next month, we'll charge your card and send her a DonorsChoose gift card on the 17th of every month.

Edit or cancel anytime.

Make a donation Mrs. Smithman can use on her next classroom project.

https://www.donorschoose.org/classroom/3807822 Customize URL

My students struggle with fluency and reading with expression, and are thus insecure about reading out loud. It would be extremely powerful for them to be able to record themselves reading a text, then listen to the recording in a safe, private spot in the room. It will allow them to truly be reflective in their learning and growth, and it would allow them to compare their reading at the beginning of the year to their reading later in the year. I can give them feedback, but it's so much more powerful when the reflection and feedback comes from themselves. Middle school is a time of high emotions and low self-esteem, especially for students with learning disabilities. Having tablets and headphones will allow the students a more private avenue for practicing reading out loud.

About my class

My students struggle with fluency and reading with expression, and are thus insecure about reading out loud. It would be extremely powerful for them to be able to record themselves reading a text, then listen to the recording in a safe, private spot in the room. It will allow them to truly be reflective in their learning and growth, and it would allow them to compare their reading at the beginning of the year to their reading later in the year. I can give them feedback, but it's so much more powerful when the reflection and feedback comes from themselves. Middle school is a time of high emotions and low self-esteem, especially for students with learning disabilities. Having tablets and headphones will allow the students a more private avenue for practicing reading out loud.

Read more

About my class

Read more
Get updates from this classroom Message this teacher
{"followTeacherId":3807822,"teacherId":3807822,"teacherName":"Mrs. Smithman","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp3807822_272x272.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1479223197866","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"vanityURL":"","teacherChallengeId":20847939,"followAbout":"Mrs. Smithman's projects","teacherVerify":831792364,"teacherNameEncoded":"Mrs. Smithman","vanityType":"teacher","teacherPageInfo":{"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"teacherHasClassroomDescription":true,"teacherClassroomDescription":"","teacherProfileURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/classroom/3807822","tafURL":"https://secure.donorschoose.org/donors/share_teacher_profile.html?teacher=3807822","stats":{"numActiveProjects":0,"numFundedProjects":5,"numSupporters":23},"classroomPhotoPendingScreening":false}}