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Mrs. Hughes from Kempton IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help us Leap into Learning

My students need 2 Leapfrog Tag systems and 12 books to help them discover the joy of reading.

  • $323 goal

This project expired on February 26, 2013.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"To read is to fly; it is to soar to a point of vantage which gives a view over wide terrains. . ."- A C Grayling. Many kids are afraid to take the leap needed to begin this flight, because they haven't learned to enjoy reading. Technology is a great way to help them take a leap into learning.

We are a school made up of several farming communities in rural America.

We have a high rate of low income students. Many of these students move often from school to school. We also have a high population of special education students, with 16% of our district student population needing some form of special education. My classroom serves our Kindergarten - third grade students with special needs.

My Project

The Leapfrog Tag system intrigues the students and leads them to open the book to see what's inside. This system can read the book to the students, so that they can hear the story read fluently. It also encourages the students to read the story to themselves and helps them by reading individual words that they may not know. It has activities that encourage the students to look around the book to learn important parts of a book and gives information about with is being read. Additionally, some books also work on specific phonics skills and can to used to supplement the reading curriculum. These books can be used during independent reading time or as center activities. Because we are a low income school, many of our students don't have access to fun technology-based reading activities. The Tag Learning system is a great opportunity to engage my students and encourage them to read.

Many of the students that attend my classes have struggled with reading.

Reading has been a source of frustration and difficulty for them. It is important that I, not only teach them strategies to help them be more successful at reading, but also to teach them the joy of reading. Using the Tag System will help students to learn that reading is fun, which will encourage them to read more. My hope is that as they learn to enjoy reading, they will be more likely to Leap into Learning.

Mrs. Hughes
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 12 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LeapFrog Tag Reading System • Quill $35.09 2 $70.18
LeapFrog Tag Book: Disney Tangled • Quill $12.14 1 $12.14
LeapFrog Tag Activity Storybook DisneyoPixar Cars: Tractor Tipping • Quill $12.41 1 $12.41
LeapFrog Tag Learn to Read Phonics Book Set 1: Short Vowels • Quill $17.54 1 $17.54
LeapFrog Tag Activity Storybook Go Diego Go!: Underwater Mystery • Quill $12.41 1 $12.41
LeapFrog Tag Kid Classic Storybook Chicka Chicka Boom Boom • Quill $12.41 1 $12.41
LeapFrog Tag Activity Storybook Pirates! The Treasure of Turtle Island • Quill $12.41 1 $12.41
LeapFrog Tag Kid Classic Storybook Click, Clack, Moo, Cows That Type • Quill $12.41 1 $12.41
LeapFrog Tag Book DisneyoPixar Toy Story 3: Together Again • Quill $12.14 1 $12.14
LeapFrog Tag Book: Disney The Princess And The Frog • Quill $12.14 1 $12.14
LeapFrog Tag Learn to Read Phonics Book Set 2: Long Vowels, Silent E and Y • Quill $17.54 1 $17.54
LeapFrog Tag Kid Classic Storybook Olivia • Quill $12.41 1 $12.41
LeapFrog Tag Activity Storybook Giraffes Can't Dance (Scholastic) • Quill $12.14 1 $12.14
LeapFrog Tag Activity Storybook Disney Princess: Adventures Under the Sea • Quill $12.41 1 $12.41

Materials cost

$240.69

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.61

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$274.30

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$48.41

Total project goal

$322.71

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$322.71

3 Donors

-$222.71

Donations toward project cost

-$189.30

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.41

match offer

-$100.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$85.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.00

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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