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Mrs. Preston from Fayetteville NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let Their Fingers Do the Talking

The cost of 1)Power Touch Book: SpongeBob Sleepy Time; 2)Power Touch Case: Purple and Yellow; 3)Power Touch Book: Jimmy Neutron: Mysteries of the Deep; 4)Power Touch Book: Grade 1: Science - Dinosaurs; 5)Power Touch Book: Rescue Heroes Storm Warning Intermediate Reader Book; 6)Power Touch Book: I Spy Book of Letters Intermediate Reader Book; 7) Power Touch Learning System (by Fisher-Price)and 8)Muppets Fozzie 18" Posable Plush (by Sababa Toys) to be purchased from Amazon.com is $219, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $219 goal

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I am currently a first grade teacher in an at-risk school in NC. It is a small rural school where many of the children have very limited opportunities for people to read to them at home. Many of my students have parents that have low literacy skills with which to help their children. I have designed homework book bags for my students to take home and use. These book bags have proved to be a very useful tool in developing knowledge and interest in my students for various subjects. Each book bag is centered on a particular theme and contains various books - both fiction and non-fiction - on each particular theme, as well as activities and games. I would love to create more book bags now that I have seen their tremendous success, but am lacking funds to do this. Not only have these book bags engaged my students, but they have had the amazing secondary effect of interesting the parents of these children in their schoolwork. For many of my students, this is the first time their parents have been involved in their activities at school. In this newest book bag, I would like to have a Fisher Price Touch Reading system with some story books to allow students to read books either on their own or with a parent that cannot read well themselves. It always helps to have a buddy to read with, so I would like to include a stuffed buddy for them to share their reading with if parents are unavailable. The great thing about this idea is that it will benefit not only my current class but future classes as well. This will also help those parents with poor reading skills to help their children work on their reading at home if they so desire. I glow with excitement at the sight of these beginning readers as they discover literature. I want so desperately to continue this initial joy into later success in school and who knows maybe even break this cycle of illiteracy that is rampant in this area.

Mrs. Preston
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fisher PRice power Touch System • Amazon.com $34.99 1 $34.99
Power Touch Case • Amazon.com $14.99 1 $14.99
Fozzie Plush • Amazon.com $14.99 1 $14.99
Power Touch Book I Spy Book of Letters • Amazon.com $14.99 1 $14.99
Power Touch Jimmy Neutron Mysteries of the Deep • Amazon.com $14.99 1 $14.99
Power Touch Book Spongebob Sleepy Time • Amazon.com $14.99 1 $14.99
Power Touch Dinosaur • Amazon.com $14.99 1 $14.99
Power touch Book Rescue Heroes Storm Warning • Amazon.com $9.98 1 $9.98

Materials cost

$134.91

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$179.38

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$39.38

Total project goal

$218.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$218.76

1 Donor

-$206.29

Donations toward project cost

-$180.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.29

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$13.22

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$0.00

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