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Ms. Nowak from Washington DC is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Us Become Better Readers!

My students need to improve their literacy skills with a bigger classroom library and a listening/research center using headphones.

  • $1,029 goal

This project expired on September 26, 2015.

This project expired on September 26, 2015.

My Students

In the heart of our nation's capitol, my students are as eager to learn as ever. In my classroom, we are constantly reading new books and exploring topics.

Both my students and my school have an intense passion for learning and growth.

My school is a Rising level Title I school in an urban setting. We strive to make our students stand out among the rest in our area. While we don't always have every resource at our fingertips, we are able to engage our students to help develop their intrinsic motivation to learn. Our students are hardworking during the school day and excited participants in after school activities. They say things like "I don't wanna leave my school." At my school, we are a family.

My Project

My students will use these resources in my classroom daily. We plan on utilizing technology, engaging in research, and reading challenging texts to improve their literacy skills. With the incorporation of programs like Lexia, Scholastic News, and Storia, my students will use the headphones to stay focused and work independently either on the computer or on a tablet. With a new classroom library and book cart, my students can use the books to develop their passion for reading and explore new topics. The cart will also help to keep my books organized by reading level for my students to be able to easily identify which books are "just right" for them.

Your donations will help to improve my classroom but providing us with resources that we aren't able to normally have.

These resources will help to develop my classroom library more, and finally provide my classroom with the technology center that I have been wanting to utilize in my classroom since my first year of teaching. My students will be able to research and learn independently using books and technology and become to shining stars that I know that they are.

Ms. Nowak
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 60 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
24 Headphone Lab Pack w/ Carrying Case Headphone Option: MS2L Headphones, Ear Cushions: Leatherette, Volume Control: No • Teachers' School Supply $198.72 1 $198.72
CR713 - Common Core Exemplar Text Library - Grades 2-3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $179.00 1 $179.00
CR716 - Common Core Exemplar Text Library - Grades 4-5 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $179.00 1 $179.00
FF464 - Leveled Library Mobile Storage Cart • Lakeshore Learning Materials $129.00 1 $129.00
AA750X - Book Bins - Set of 16 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.50 1 $79.50

Materials cost

$765.22

Vendor shipping charges

$21.86

State sales tax

$45.91

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.48

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$874.47

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$154.32

Total project goal

$1,028.79

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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