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  • $533 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Lee
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 5 donors
  • $0 still needed

Kindle-ing a Love of Reading

My students need 4 e-Readers to use in the classroom for small group reading instruction, differentiation, and long lasting engaging texts.

My Students

"Rip!" That is the sound of another book accidentally being torn from years of page turning. I love using authentic text for my students, and they love it as well. What we don't love is how quickly books become well used with a class of about 30 students each year.

We are in a high poverty urban area where students are yearning for engaging technology.

About 78% of our students receive free or reduced lunch. In my fifth grade classroom, I have about 30 students with a wide range of abilities, backgrounds, cultures, special education needs, speech needs, and language needs. Our school has about 700 students from kindergarten through 6th grade. As 5th graders, they are learning how to responsibly use technology, and how it can impact their life in a positive way.

My Project

Students in my class love technology, and I would love to give them the chance to read various texts using technology. This would allow for engagement in a technology world. Students would have access to thousands of books, whether they are in the school or classroom library or not. Financially, E-books are much more cost effective, and they last forever! I can also rent books from our public library for free. Students will also be able to look at local, state, and world news through newspapers. This will increase students' global awareness and knowledge of current events.

This will make such a positive impact on my students.

We will be able to "bookmark" without dog earing pages, share ideas in small groups, highlight on the pages to mark vocabulary words or passages for discussion, and have it all on one small durable, space saving device!

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kobo eReader Touch - eBook reader - 2 GB - 6' - silver • Best Buy $99.99 4 $399.96

Materials cost

$399.96

Vendor shipping charges

$12.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$452.96

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$79.93

Total project goal

$532.89

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$532.89

3 Donors

-$216.44

Donations toward project cost

-$183.98

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.46

Matching donations from our partners

-$316.45

Match offers toward project cost

-$268.98

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$47.47

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by Wayne Township Education Foundation and 4 other donors.

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