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Mrs. Filhart from Coleman MI is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Kindle the Love of Reading

My students need a Kindle Fire, with a sleeve and screen protector, to help improve reading fluency.

  • $336 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Students can develop language fluency from listening to books. It is difficult to keep the attention of students with a CD player. Students have a difficult time keeping up with turning the pages. Using the Kindle Fire, the students would be exposed to a wide range of literature read fluently.

My students include 18 first graders who come from a variety of backgrounds and have a wide range of reading abilities.

Many of them started the year only reading a few sight words or only knew a few sounds. They are very excited to become good readers. The students are always very excited to hear stories read to them.

My Project

The Kindle Fire brings books to life on a vibrant color screen. There are over 1000 children's books available at a variety of reading levels. Students would be able to work with a partner as they listen to stories during independent reading time. Students could also read along as they work on reading fluency.

My students currently have limited access to listen to stories independently because we currently have only one classroom computer.

The Kindle Fire would be an exciting opportunity to improve reading fluency by listening to a wide variety of books. With the purchase of a Kindle fire, you would help kindle the love of reading for first grade students.

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Mrs. Filhart
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 18 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Amazon Kindle Fire tablet 8 GB 7 • CDW Inc. $198.99 1 $198.99
Belkin screen protective film for Amazon Kindle Fire • CDW Inc. $8.88 1 $8.88
Belkin Portfolio Sleeve for Kindle Fire • CDW Inc. $16.78 1 $16.78

Materials cost

$224.65

Vendor shipping charges

$22.46

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.37

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$285.48

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$50.38

Total project goal

$335.86

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$335.86

4 Donors

-$316.23

Donations toward project cost

-$285.48

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$19.63

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$0.00

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