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Mrs. Azar from Miami FL is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Appropriate Classroom Library Essentials!

Help me give my students an appropriately leveled classroom library with quality books for reading that will allow their reading experience to be empowered.

  • $1,230 goal

This project expired on January 29, 2020.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

This school year, I have the privilege of teaching and encouraging 3rd grade special education students who are struggling with learning disabilities that make reading and math a challenge. My students come to school with hopes of learning to read and write, but more than that, to feel successful and accepted. Although they have many obstacles, in class, they feel like they are important and learn to believe in themselves. Like Dr. Seuss said, "Every child can learn, just not at the same time or in the same way".

Our students walk into a class, that as the year progresses, becomes their school family.

We are together in the good, the bad and the not so good. We are there when they laugh, when they cry, when they are upset and when they are excited. We witness the growth and milestones reached.

We are thankful for the wonderful teachers, parents, staff and donors that sow seeds for our students today that make the availability of resources possible.

My Project

In my classroom, I have allowed flexible seating (couch, 3 wobble chairs, 5 stools, and two rug areas) and I have a bookshelf/book stand in a decorated reading nook to highly encourage reading to 3rd grade students who are in the emergent stages of reading.

I have a strong belief that if they have diverse and exciting encounters with literature, they will by motivated and grow an inclination towards reading.

For this reason, the iPad would be used as a Reading Tool to read with a partner. The iPad comes with a jack that allows 2-5 headphones to be plugged in simultaneously, allowing struggling readers to read along to a story together. The stylus would allow students to participate in the writing activities directly on the iPad as well.

In addition, the "Magic Tree House" books and other chapter books are easy reads for these students who have never even attempted to read a chapter book before. As their confidence builds up, they will be able to challenge themselves with books that are achievable and realistically possible to read. Since these books are in a series written by the same author, they will have the opportunity to continue to read books with the same style and text structure.

Students with learning disabilities need multi-sensory approaches to learning that allow their senses to be engaged when acquiring new knowledge or practicing. They will use the dry erase boards to engage in writing opportunities within the daily lessons and teacher led centers. I have noticed that students are more engaged when holding a board and marker versus a paper and pencil. The 24 book bins would keep all the 80 books organized by author and theme, in addition to the small library I currently have.

Mrs. Azar
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple - iPad (Latest Model) with Wi-Fi - 32GB - Silver • Best Buy Education $329.99 1 $329.99
AA758X - Connect & Store Book Bins - Set of 6 Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 4 $139.96
Apple - Apple Pencil (1st Generation) - White • Best Buy Education $99.99 1 $99.99
Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew (10 Books) • AKJ Education $44.82 1 $44.82
Magic Tree House Set 1 #1-8 - Set of 8 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $42.26 1 $42.26
Urban Armor Gear - UAG Metropolis Series Folio Case for Apple 9.7'iPad 5th gen., 9.7'iPad Pro and iPad Air - Black • Best Buy Education $40.01 1 $40.01
Dr. Seuss's Beginner Book Collection • AKJ Education $36.46 1 $36.46
KC70 - Write & Wipe Lapboard - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $28.99 1 $28.99
Series Sampler - Fly Guy (5 Books) • AKJ Education $23.91 1 $23.91
Series Sampler - Nate the Great (5 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $22.41 1 $22.41
Belkin RockStar - headphones splitter • Best Buy Education $10.02 2 $20.04
Series Sampler - Young Cam Jansen (5 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $18.67 1 $18.67
Fancy Nancy: Nancy Clancy's Ultimate Chapter Book Quartet Books 1 through 4 • AKJ Education $17.49 1 $17.49
Amelia Bedelia I Can Read Box Set #2 • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
National Geographic Readers: Predators Collection • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
National Geographic Readers: Alligators and Crocodiles • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: Deadliest Animals • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: Sleep, Bear! • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: Dinosaurs • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: Spiders • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: Lions • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Nancy Clancy Secret Admirer • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Fancy Nancy: Every Day Is Earth Day • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Fancy Nancy: The 100th Day of School • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Fancy Nancy at the Museum • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Flat Stanley and the Firehouse • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Flat Stanley's Worldwide Adventures #5: The Amazing Mexican Secret • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Flat Stanley's Worldwide Adventures #4: The Intrepid Canadian Expedition • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Flat Stanley's Worldwide Adventures #3: The Japanese Ninja Surprise • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Flat Stanley's Worldwide Adventures #2: The Great Egyptian Grave Robbery • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Flat Stanley's Worldwide Adventures #1: The Mount Rushmore Calamity • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Flat Stanley: On Ice • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Flat Stanley at Bat • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Fancy Nancy Sees Stars • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Pete the Cat and the Cool Caterpillar • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Flat Stanley and the Haunted House • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Pete the Cat: Pete's Big Lunch • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Pete the Cat: Pete at the Beach • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Pete the Cat: Play Ball! • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Pete the Cat: A Pet for Pete • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
National Geographic Readers: In the Forest • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Explore My World Rain Forests • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Fancy Nancy: Nancy Clancy Seeks a Fortune • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Flat Stanley and the Very Big Cookie • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
National Geographic Readers: Sharks! • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91

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