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Ms. Holley Laoshi from Washington DC is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

A is for Apple (iPads). R is for reading.

My students need Osmo for multi-sensory word work practice in order to grow as readers. In this day and age of technology, it's beneficial to use a combination of low-tech and high-tech. Osmo utilizes Apple iPads.

  • $1,338 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are struggling readers in Washington, DC. Our school, Washington Yu Ying PCS, has students from all eight wards in the city. The student population is very diverse in regard to culture, and socio-economics. Most of my students have been diagnosed with a language-based learning disability, such as Dyslexia. They are typically 1 to 2 grade levels below in reading. They learn differently, so I need to teach in styles that match how they learn. For 30 minutes every day, my students receive direct, intensive reading intervention from me.

My students greatly benefit from a multi-sensory approach to instruction such as kinesthetic, visual, auditory, and tactile.

The arts are also integrated. They thrive with hands-on projects. It's important to build a strong foundation to allow their self-confidence and self-esteem to continue to grow.

My Project

As educators, we are competing with video games, online platforms, social media, YouTube, etc. We need to hook students and hold their focus. Make learning engaging. Technology is one piece of the literacy puzzle. Students will use Osmo via the iPad to practice word work skills (i.e. cvc words, magic "E", sight words, etc). They'll also use the "pencil" to write on the iPads. The wonderful thing about Osmo is they'll each create an avatar. They can work independently on it or with a teacher. Plus, there's math programs too in case they need to maintain those skills. Check out https://www.playosmo.com/en/

Ms. Holley Laoshi
Grades 3-5

This project will reach 29 students.

9 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple - iPad (Latest Model) with Wi-Fi - 32GB - Space Gray • Best Buy Education $329.99 2 $659.98
Apple - Apple Pencil for iPad Pro and iPad 9.7? (Latest Model) - White • Best Buy Education $95.99 2 $191.98
Osmo - Genius Kit (2017) - Multi • Best Buy Education $89.00 2 $178.00

Materials cost

$1,029.96

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

Sales tax

$61.80

3rd party payment processing fee

$15.45

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,137.21

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$200.68

Total project goal

$1,337.89

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,337.89

4 Donors

-$1,308.48

Donations toward project cost

-$1,115.96

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$192.52

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

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$0.00

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