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  • $606 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Rosas
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 8 donors
  • $0 still needed

Building World Class Readers

My students need a new rug, 3 CD players, head phones and whisper phones for the listening centers, pillows for the reading center and magnetic letters for vocabulary centers.

My Students

My students have experienced a very narrow range of tools to help them learn to read. As a result, they often have a negative view of reading and very little desire to develop their reading skills. This mindset also holds back their overall development as students.

My students in general come from families of three or more children where both parents often work all day most days of the week.

Most of them live in government furnished housing located in the same lower income community that the school is. They are curious about the outside world and desire to have the same opportunities as other students in the district. The school itself has historically under-performed due to a lack of resources and unmotivated students.

My Project

The resources I have requested will help to create an environment in the classroom that is conducive to helping my students become better readers. It will be an inviting and well equipped area where they can more efficiently learn. Tools such as listening devices that they can read along with, telephones that read back to them how they sound when reading, and furnishings where they will be comfortable reading will all help create a fun place that they will want to go to read.

The bottom line is that better readers are better students.

I know first hand that these tools and methods work because it was how I learned to read. I would like for my students to have the same opportunities and resources that I did growing up. These things will help them become successful students and develop a passion for reading that will serve them for the rest of their lives. "Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body." - Joseph Addison

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
GG820 - Read-Along Listening Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $179.00 1 $179.00
TS189 - Comfy Pillows - Set of 5 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $129.00 1 $129.00
Learning Carpets Where in The World LC 177 • Amazon $49.92 1 $49.92
Coby CXCD329 Personal CD Player with 60 Sec. Anti Skip and Stereo Headphones • Amazon $14.56 3 $43.68
JJ518 - Classroom Magnetic Letters Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
WhisperPhone(r) Element • Kaplan Early Learning Company $4.21 6 $25.26
Guided Reading Balls • Kaplan Early Learning Company $5.91 1 $5.91

Materials cost

$472.76

Vendor shipping charges

$5.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.09

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$514.85

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$90.86

Total project goal

$605.71

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$605.71

6 Donors

-$207.85

Donations toward project cost

-$176.67

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$31.18

Matching donations from our partners

-$397.86

Match offers toward project cost

-$338.18

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$59.68

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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8 donors8 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 36 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by Kia Motors America and 7 other donors.

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