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Mrs. Dwyer from New York NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Discussing Books Loud and Clear with Vibrant and Engaging Stories

Help me give my students a chance to SPEAK UP and OUT with a wireless microphone and vibrant read aloud stories with uplifting and engaging messages about diversity, inclusivity, compassion, and the power of thinking creatively and positively!

  • $495 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a proud teacher of diverse learners in NYC's ASD NEST program. My students are special in so many ways---where do I begin?

My students light up when they are learning about a topic that they really connect with and even more so when a project impacts their lives.

Located in the diverse neighborhood of the East Village in NYC, my classroom is a true melting pot of cultures and abilities. Some of my students are advanced thinkers and self starters while others are learning to engage with schoolwork as well as their peers. Each student finds great joy and pride in learning new topics, but their methods and strategies can vary greatly.

As their teacher, my goal is to provide a learning environment where my students are engaged with inspiring projects and vibrant discussion.

My Project

My classroom library is a place that my students and I really enjoy-I read on the carpet to them, they complete work there, and they read independently!

A mantra in my room is "When in doubt, take a book out!" Our library is currently outdated and these new books will bring a new life to our read-aloud's as well as to students independent reading time.

With the addition of the microphone, students will be able to share their voice and opinion loud and clear!

The best way that I have found to to increase reading ability and engagement is to read more, and these books will continue to help my students grow stronger in reading. These books will be a great step in the right direction.

Mrs. Dwyer
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
BONAOK Upgraded Wireless Bluetooth Karaoke Microphone with Dual Sing, LED Lights, Portable Handheld Mic Speaker Machine for iPhone/Android/All Smartphones, Outdoor, Birthday, Home, Party (Space Grey) • Amazon Business $40.99 1 $40.99
Once There Was a Boy... Boxed Set • Amazon Business $18.00 1 $18.00
Lost in the Library: A Story of Patience & Fortitude • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
The Word Collector • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
The Rabbit Listened • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
The Big Umbrella • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Dude! • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Ada Twist, Scientist • Amazon Business $16.16 1 $16.16
The Energy Bus for Kids: A Story about Staying Positive and Overcoming Challenges • Amazon Business $15.30 1 $15.30
Someone New • Amazon Business $15.16 1 $15.16
Iggy Peck, Architect • Amazon Business $14.92 1 $14.92
The Paperboy • Amazon Business $14.43 1 $14.43
Alma and How She Got Her Name • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Firenze's Light • Amazon Business $14.27 1 $14.27
Seeds and Trees: A children's book about the power of words • Amazon Business $13.25 1 $13.25
Carmela Full of Wishes • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
The Wall in the Middle of the Book • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
I Walk with Vanessa: A Story About a Simple Act of Kindness • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals • Amazon Business $12.00 1 $12.00
Rulers of the Playground • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
They All Saw a Cat • Amazon Business $8.50 1 $8.50
I'm New Here • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Name Jar • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Block Party (Confetti Kids) (Confetti Kids: Dive Into Reading!, Level 3) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Music Time (Confetti Kids) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
The Garden (Confetti Kids) (Dive Into Reading!) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Lily's New Home (Confetti Kids) (Dive Into Reading!) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Want to Play? (Confetti Kids) • Amazon Business $4.74 1 $4.74

Materials cost

$384.60

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.77

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$420.37

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$74.18

Total project goal

$494.55

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$494.55

4 Donors

-$444.55

Donations toward project cost

-$377.87

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$66.68

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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