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  • $444 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Sorrell
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 8 donors
  • $0 still needed

Digital Library to Help Literacy

My students need a mini ipad to help build a literacy center using ebooks.

My Students

My first grade students are beginning to lay the foundation of their education by learning to read. Many of my students do not have the resources at home to support their love for reading. I want to provide that love for reading with a digital library using mini ipads and ebooks!

Our school does not receive Title 1 funding although 74% of our students qualify and receive free/reduced lunch.

Our school must strive to meet the challenges of educating our children with little resources. The majority of my students come from low socioeconomic backgrounds and we also have a large English as a Second Language population. Many of my students live with limited income and their families feel the stress of our economy. Many of these students live with the basic needs and are not introduced to technology in the home. Some students are not given the extra reading time because the parents are working hard to provide the basics.

My Project

I am working hard to create a classroom that is enriched with literacy. I have purchased books to create a classroom library to meet the needs of all the different reading levels within my classroom. I would like to begin working on creating a digital library. This project would introduce the students to another form of technology besides the computer and would allow the students to be exposed to another form of reading. The mini ipad I am requesting would allow each student to create a bookshelf of ebooks that meet their individual reading levels. Students would be able to enhance their comprehension and word knowledge by engaging in activities about each book they have read. I hope this will create a spark for those students who do not like to read.

Reading is the foundation of all learning.

What better way to help a 6 or 7 year old get off to a great start by learning the love of reading and becoming a great reader! You can help lay the foundation for a classroom of first graders by helping us develop a digital library using mini ipads and ebooks!

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple® iPad® mini Wi-Fi - tablet - iOS 6 - 16 GB - 7.9 • Best Buy for Business $329.99 1 $329.99

Materials cost

$329.99

Vendor shipping charges

$12.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.95

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$376.94

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$66.52

Total project goal

$443.46

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$443.46

6 Donors

-$186.12

Donations toward project cost

-$167.22

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.90

Matching donations from our partners

-$246.73

Match offers toward project cost

-$209.72

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$37.01

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$10.61

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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8 donors8 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 18 students.

Project Activity

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

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