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Mrs. Scholla from Sioux Falls SD is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flipping for Fluency!

My students need a digital camcorder and 4 poetry books to add a poetry literacy center.

  • $336 goal

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I teach 3rd grade in a low-income, high poverty area that also serves many English language learners. As a math, science, and technology school, we are always looking for ways to effectively implement technology to increase motivation and student learning.

Students love technology. It is a part of their world and it motivates and encourages them. Using a Flip Video to improve their reading skills not only excites them about technology, but excites them about reading! There is no better way to hook these kids' attention than through technology. In order to best reach and engage my students during Reading Workshop, I have small "guided reading" groups while the rest of the class works on independent activities, such as reading journals, silent reading, reading games, fluency work, and word work activities.

In order for my students to get the most out of small group instruction with me, the rest of the class needs to be actively engaged in activities of their own. A Flip video recorder and poetry resources would help do just that, creating a literacy center that fun and full of learning opportunities.

My students need a Flip video and poetry resources to excite them about reading and to allow them to improve their reading fluency.

Mrs. Scholla
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Poetry for Young People: Maya Angelou Maya Angelou, Edwin Graves Wilson (Editor), Jerome Lagarrigue (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.96 1 $11.96
Pizza, Pigs, and Poetry Jack Prelutsky • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
The Bill Martin Jr. Big Book of Poetry Bill Martin Jr., With Michael Sampson, Steven Kellogg (Afterword), Foreword by Eric Carle • Barnes and Noble $16.80 1 $16.80
Hip Hop Speaks to Children: A Celebration of Poetry with a Beat (A Poetry Speaks Experience Series) Nikki Giovanni, Michele Noiset (Illustrator), Kristen Balouch (Illustrator), Jeremy Tugeau (Illustrator), Damian Ward (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.99 1 $15.99
PURE DIGITAL FLIP MINO CAMCORDER, BLACK -- Flip Video Camcorders; Mino, Black • Quill $179.99 1 $179.99

Materials cost

$230.13

Vendor shipping charges

$23.01

State sales tax

$9.21

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.45

Fulfillment labor & materials

$9.00

Total project cost

$274.80

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$60.32

Total project goal

$335.12

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$335.12

1 Donor

-$335.12

Donations toward project cost

-$274.80

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$60.32

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$0.00

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