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Ms. Young from Saint Paul MN is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building a Love of Reading

My students need 1 document camera, 1 set of 4 floor pillows, and 1 fan.

  • $1,077 goal

This project expired on May 18, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Who among us has not known the great pleasure of getting lost in a book? Of all the skills and traits I hope to impart on my students, a love of reading is the greatest of them all.

Our school is a high poverty school in an urban district.

The overwhelming majority of students in my class are English Language Learners (ELL students). As eight year-olds, they are just beginning to find books and series of books in which they are interested.

My Project

I am requesting 1 document camera, 1 set of floor pillows, and 1 fan. Historically, these students have gotten by with very little. Resources are limited in our district and in our building so funds are typically not available for any "extras." I would love to provide for these children a comfortable place to read and get lost in a book. Our gathering space is currently lacking in some creature comforts, like cushions to flop on and escape into a story. With a document camera, we can all read and see the full pages of our picture books at the same time. My students will learn to make reading a habit, something they do for pleasure, not an uncomfortable task.

When students learn that reading and sharing literature is in fact a pleasurable activity, they will be more invested and more likely to read outside of school.

This equipment will help to foster a love of reading and literature.

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

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11 donors11 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 53 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Epson DC-11 Document Camera - document camera • Best Buy for Business $537.21 1 $537.21
CF520X - Giant Comfy Pillows - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $249.00 1 $249.00
Vornado 630 Mid-Size Whole Room Air Circulator • Amazon $64.96 1 $64.96

Materials cost

$851.17

Vendor shipping charges

$21.49

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$12.77

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$915.43

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$161.55

Total project goal

$1,076.98

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,076.98

10 Donors

-$694.51

Donations toward project cost

-$592.43

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$102.08

match offer

-$380.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$323.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$57.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$2.47

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$0.00

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