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Mrs. DeStephanis from Folcroft PA is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Having a Good Time Learning

My students need countdown timers to time themselves while reading in order to build fluency.

  • $161 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a reading specialist, I work with struggling readers in first and second grade. Reading does not come easily to many of my students. These students will become good readers, but they need a little help.

We have both academic challenges and significant socioeconomic challenges.

At my school 100% of our students qualify to receive free or reduced-price lunch, meaning it is categorized as "highest poverty." All students deserve the same educational opportunities, and my students are at a disadvantage.

I try to give my students quality instruction, quality materials, and a quality learning environment.

My Project

Reading fluency involves reading smoothly, in a way similar to how we speak. It is an important reading skill...fluent readers tend to comprehend better. Struggling readers often have a difficult time reading fluently.

We are requesting countdown timers and batteries to run them that will allow my students to time themselves while they read, so that they can increase their reading speed and subsequently increase their reading fluency.

Students will be able to try to "beat their time," so that they have can a "good time learning." It feels like a game to use a timer and to have a competition. However, my students will be getting reading practice and increasing their reading skills in the process.

Mrs. DeStephanis
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Hour Minute Second Count Up Countdown Digital Kitchen Timer, Big Digits, Loud Alarm, Magnetic Backing, Retractable Stand, 3 pack black • Amazon Business $11.99 8 $95.92
AmazonBasics AAA Performance Alkaline Batteries (36 Count) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99

Materials cost

$104.91

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.57

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$136.48

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$24.08

Total project goal

$160.56

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$160.56

1 Donor

-$80.28

Donations toward project cost

-$68.24

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.04

match offer

-$80.28

Match offer toward project cost

-$68.24

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.04

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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