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  • $799 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Carrizales
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 4 donors
  • $0 still needed

Listen and Learn

The cost of a memorex cassette recorder, cassettes, several varieties of Post-it notes, color pencils, and crayola markers is $799, 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>.

I will be a fourth grade teacher in a mixed classroom (English language learners and Regular students) during the 2006-2007 school year. These students need to improve their reading comprehension and fluency. Listening libraries are helpful for students to achieve higher scores on national tests. It also helps tremendously with their reading comprehension. For this purpose, I am asking for blank cassette tapes. When students read into the tapes they will be able to hear themselves and monitor their progress and fluency. Moreover, students will find out how fun learning can be by making their own tapes! Another project will allow students to bring in their favorite book and read it into the tape. They will give the reasons why they chose this book, and I will play the tapes to the class, as if it were a radio show! I will have about 30 students so I will need at least 30 blank tapes!English Language Learners need the confidence to improve their speaking and reading because they are learning a new language. In addition, I am also asking for post-it notes. Students will use post-its to mark vocabulary, questions or thoughts they may have about a particular section in the text. This is known as thinking-aloud. This also teaches students to write down their thinking and make connections with the text. The colors/crayons/markers will be used throughout the year to represent their ideas about the text and characters. This will teach them to visualize their thinking. I am very excited about the upcoming school year. I want to thank you for taking your valuable time to considering this proposal. Be assured that your contribution to the student's learning is greatly appreciated. Thank you very much.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
MARKER,WASHABLE,200PK,FINE -- Crayola Classpack 200-Count Thin Line Markers; 10 Assorted Colors, Washable • Quill Corporation $89.99 1 $89.99
CRAYOLA MARKERS,CLASSPACK -- Crayola Classpack Markers; 256 Markers, 8 Assorted Colors • Quill Corporation $71.99 1 $71.99
CRAYOLA COLORED PENCIL CLASSPACK -- Crayola Colored Pencils Classpack ; 462-count Box • Quill Corporation $62.99 1 $62.99
CRAYON CLASSPACK 16/COLOR -- Crayola Crayons Classpack ; Regular Size; 16 Colors • Quill Corporation $49.49 1 $49.49
POST-IT EASEL PAD GRID, RULED -- 3M Post-it Self-Stick Easel Pads; Grid • Quill Corporation $46.79 2 $93.58
3M Super Sticky Post-it(R) Notes, 4quot x 4quot, Lined Notes, Assorted Colors, Pack Of 3 Pads • Office Depot Inc. $10.16 3 $30.48
3M Post-it(R) Note Cubes, 2quot x 2quot, Assorted Bright Colors, Cube of 400 Sheets, Pack of 3 Cubes • Office Depot Inc. $8.27 4 $33.08
3M Post-it(R) Lined Notes, 3quot x 5quot, Canary Yellow, Pack Of 5 • Office Depot Inc. $7.01 3 $21.03
3M Post-it(R) Notes In Ultra Colors, 3quot x 3quot, Pack Of 5 • Office Depot Inc. $6.65 3 $19.95
3M Super Sticky Post-it(R) Notes, 3quot x 3quot, Assorted Colors, 90 Sheets Per Pad, Pack Of 5 Pads • Office Depot Inc. $6.65 2 $13.30
3M Post-it(R) Notes In Ultra Colors, 1 1/2quot x 2quot, Pack Of 12 • Office Depot Inc. $6.47 4 $25.88
3M RECYCLED POST-ITS 1-1/2X2 -- Post-it Notes in Recycled Paper; Yellow, 1-1/2x2" • Quill Corporation $6.29 2 $12.58
Memorex DBX Series Cassettes, 90 • Highsmith Inc. $5.27 5 $26.35
3M Post-it(R) Notes In Canary Yellow, 1 1/2quot x 2quot, Pad Of 100 Sheets, Pack Of 12 Pads • Office Depot Inc. $5.03 3 $15.09

Materials cost

$565.78

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$654.98

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$143.78

Total project goal

$798.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$798.76

4 Donors

-$767.03

Donations toward project cost

-$655.31

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$111.72

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$32.13

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

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