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Ms. Dougherty from New Orleans LA is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

J'aime Lire ! I Love to Read!

Help me give my students access to French ebook and reading intervention tablet apps that are only available on the Apple app store.

  • $898 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

“To have another language is to possess a second soul.”

-Charlemagne

Bilingualism is a gift. Some are fortunate enough to have been born into multilingual households; some, like myself and my students, learn new languages at school.

My students have the chance to start learning their second language as early as four years old thanks to our school's French immersion program. Being a French school means needing reading and intervention materials in French, which can sometimes mean ordering books from France or Canada - at great expense.

I want my students who struggle with reading to have access to a whole library of French ebooks with dyslexic-specific font that are accompanied by narration. I want all of my students, upon finishing their work, to be able to deepen their understanding of French phonics and thus be able to spell fluidly. These are things we work on in class, but everyone benefits from a little extra help!

Please consider donating to my students - to inspire a love of reading in not one but two languages!

My Project

I have used the apps Dicomino and Vocabulynx to help students work on their French phonics, making it easier for them to make the link between letters and sounds.

In the past, I've used the French app J'aime Lire Store for reading enrichment, both for my struggling readers and for my avid readers.

The e-books are much more affordable than physical books from France, and many of them are accompanied with glossary links and narration by native French-speakers.

We also often use Google Translate to translate from English to French when we do free writing. The talk-to-text feature is especially useful for students who struggle with spelling (which makes looking up words in the dictionary a bit difficult!). This encourages independence and teaches technological literacy.

These are only a few examples of the ways I've used iPads in my class!

Ms. Dougherty
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple - iPad (Latest Model) with Wi-Fi - 32GB - Gold • Best Buy Education $332.26 2 $664.52

Materials cost

$664.52

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$58.15

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.97

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$762.64

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$134.58

Total project goal

$897.22

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$897.22

11 Donors

-$752.00

Donations toward project cost

-$655.70

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$96.30

Matching donations from our partners

-$125.81

Match offers toward project cost

-$106.94

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.87

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$19.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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