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Mrs. Zodda from Chestnut RDG NY is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Fluently Fabulous

My students need 10 voice recorders and 10 timers so they can monitor their accuracy and speed to become fluent readers.

  • $350 goal

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My Students

My students are energetic learners who thrive on learning and exploring the world around them. They are fascinated with why and how things work. They engage in the learning process through books, discussions, and interactive hands-on activities. They have a huge interest for STEAM, especially in being engineers and designers of their own creations. My district, school, and thus classroom, is very diverse. More than 80% of the students speak a language other than English at home, and many have just entered the US less than 2 years ago. Due to budget cuts, the "arts" programs are limited and class sizes are increased. My students also lack cultural, social, and experiential experiences both at home and in school. These factors put them at a huge disadvantage when compared to students in more affluent communities just a few miles away. It is up to us to give these kids what they need in any way possible.

My Project

Voice recorders and timers will help my students monitor themselves as they read so they can become fluent readers.

A reader is fluent when they can read with accuracy, speed, and understanding.

Helping students become fluent readers will help to increase their levels of comprehension. By helping my students become fluent readers, they will be able to move on to higher reading levels and therefore strengthen their comprehension skills. My students love going to the fluency center in my classroom and these recorders and timers will not only motivate them when completing the center but help hold them accountable.

Your generous donation will encourage the gift of learning, forever impact their lives and yield exponential benefits well into the future.

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

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This project will reach 27 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Voice Recorder, Digital Voice Recorder, eBoTrade 8GB Multifunctional Rechargeable Dictaphone, Audio MP3 Music Player with Mini USB Port (Black) • Amazon Business $23.79 10 $237.90
10 Pack Small Digital Kitchen Timer Magnetic Countdown Up Minute Second Timer • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99

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