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Ms. Ferguson from Fort Mill SC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Fueling a Love for Literacy!

My students need six personal CD players to individually select and listen to audio books during our Daily 5 listening center. I am also requesting a variety of books/CDs for them.

  • $502 goal

This project expired on December 10, 2015.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go." Dr. Seuss I believe that literacy is pertinent to our children's education. I want my students to develop a love of reading and literacy by exposing them to a wide variety of texts daily.

I have a First Grade class of 20 students; each with their own unique likes and dislikes.

In addition, my students are at varying levels of reading abilities. A classroom goal of mine is to fuel a love of literacy and reading within my students, and this has to be done by gearing books and lessons towards my students' individual interests and abilities.

My Project

My students will utilize these materials during our Daily 5 portion of our day. Currently, all students have to share one audio CD book. If I have six portable CD players with a wide variety of audio books, I will be able to increase a greater variety of genres and choice to my students. We need six personal CD players to individually select and listen to audio books during our Daily 5 listening center. I am also requesting a variety of books/CDs for them. By allowing students choice in their own audio CD, it increases their motivation towards reading. I believe that students having a choice in their audio CD greatly impacts their desire to read and their love of literacy.

My ultimate goal for my students is for them to have a genuine love of learning, more specifically literacy.

I believe reading can open so many doors past a students' current circumstance, expose them to different world views, and give them characters to relate to, among different things. By funding my project for individual CD players, I know my students will increase their desire to want to read and also give them control over their learning by giving them a meaningful choice of books and CDs.

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Insignia Portable CD Player with Skip Protection, CD-R, CD-RW • Amazon Business $32.99 6 $197.94
Duracell Procell AA 24 Pack (Pack of 2) • Amazon Business $18.14 1 $18.14
Ellison the Elephant (with Audio CD) • Amazon Business $12.46 1 $12.46
What Pet Should I Get? (Classic Seuss) • Amazon Business $10.09 1 $10.09
Lyle, Lyle Crocodile Book & CD (Read Along Book & CD) • Amazon Business $10.04 1 $10.04
Miss Nelson Is Back book and CD (A Read-Along) • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Giraffes Can't Dance (Book & CD) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything Book and CD (Share a Story) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Curious George Feeds the Animals Book & CD (Read Along Book & CD) • Amazon Business $8.51 1 $8.51
Curious George's First Day of School Book & CD (Read Along Book & CD) • Amazon Business $8.51 1 $8.51
Clifford the Big Red Dog Read Along(Book & CD) • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Skippyjon Jones • Amazon Business $8.30 1 $8.30
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (Book & CD) • Amazon Business $8.23 1 $8.23
Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me: Book & CD (The World of Eric Carle) • Amazon Business $7.96 1 $7.96
Miss Nelson Has a Field Day book and CD (Read-Along Book and CD Favorite) • Amazon Business $7.89 1 $7.89
What Pet Should I Get? and One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish • Amazon Business $7.84 1 $7.84
Miss Nelson is Missing! Book & CD (Read Along Book & CD) • Amazon Business $7.74 1 $7.74
A Bad Case of Stripes - Audio • Amazon Business $7.68 1 $7.68
Stone Soup - Audio (Read Along Book & CD) • Amazon Business $7.16 1 $7.16

Materials cost

$364.85

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$25.72

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.47

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$426.04

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$75.18

Total project goal

$501.22

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$501.22

5 Donors

-$264.00

Donations toward project cost

-$224.40

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$39.60

match offer

-$237.22

Match offer toward project cost

-$201.64

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$35.58

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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