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

Listening to Kindle Books

My students need books for our Kindle for listen to reading. They also need a cover for the Kindle in order to keep it safe.

  • $173 goal

This project expired on May 1, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Have you ever tried to read a medical textbook? If you have you know that it can be frustrating because the vocabulary and content is difficult to understand. That is how my second graders feel!

I am a second grade teacher to a class of amazing kids!

Our school is an International Baccalaureate school which means we focus on inquiry based lesson to enhance our students' learning. We try to teach our students through problem solving lessons instead of just paper and pencil. My students are eager to learn and love school! During my reading class we use a program called the Daily 5. This structure is designed to let students be independent while reading books the entire time. My students love reading because of this program so help me make reading even better!

My Project

We were very lucky as a class to be given a Kindle eReader. My students were so excited about using the Kindle during the Daily 5. The eReader allows my low level readers to feel empowered because no one knows what book they are reading! The eReader also reads the text aloud in order for my lower level students to hear what a fluent reader sounds like. This grant I am asking for many books that would be uploaded to the eReader along with a gel cover to protect the Kindle. The books range from beginning of second grade to beginning of third grade in order for all my students to have access to the reader! The books are new and exciting books that my students can't get from my classroom library! The wide range of books will empower my students to read and enjoy reading! Every since the Kindle came in my students have begged to use it! I can't wait for them to get all the books they could imagine!

Please consider funding this grant in order to help my students love reading!

The Kindle helps my class be green but it also helps with lower level students feel confident in their reading! The books requested will help all students and really teach my kids to enjoy reading! Thank you for considering this grant and caring about all kids!

Mrs. Whisenant
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 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
GelaSkins Protective Kindle Skin (Fits 6" Display, Latest Generation Kindle) Starry Night • Amazon $19.95 1 $19.95
Bats at the Ballgame [Kindle Edition] • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Sheep in a Jeep [Kindle Edition] • Amazon $4.76 1 $4.76
Sweet Farts: Rippin' It Old School [Kindle Edition] • Amazon $3.99 1 $3.99
My Weird School Daze #1: Mrs. Dole Is Out of Control! [Kindle Edition] • Amazon $3.99 1 $3.99
Roscoe Riley Rules #6: Never Walk in Shoes That Talk [Kindle Edition] • Amazon $3.99 1 $3.99
Roscoe Riley Rules #4: Never Swim in Applesauce [Kindle Edition] • Amazon $3.99 1 $3.99
My Weird School Daze #2: Mr. Sunny Is Funny! [Kindle Edition] • Amazon $3.99 1 $3.99
My Weird School Daze #3: Mr. Granite Is from Another Planet! [Kindle Edition] • Amazon $3.99 1 $3.99
Roscoe Riley Rules #7: Never Race a Runaway Pumpkin [Kindle Edition] • Amazon $3.99 1 $3.99
Stink and The World's Worst Super-Stinky Sneakers [Kindle Edition] • Amazon $3.99 1 $3.99
Roscoe Riley Rules #1: Never Glue Your Friends to Chairs [Kindle Edition] • Amazon $3.99 1 $3.99
Roscoe Riley Rules #3: Don't Swap Your Sweater for a Dog [Kindle Edition] • Amazon $3.99 1 $3.99
Roscoe Riley Rules #5: Don't Tap-Dance on Your Teacher [Kindle Edition] • Amazon $3.99 1 $3.99
Roscoe Riley Rules #2: Never Swipe a Bully's Bear [Kindle Edition] • Amazon $3.99 1 $3.99
Stink and The Great Guinea Pig Express [Kindle Edition] • Amazon $3.89 1 $3.89
Magic Tree House #34: Season of the Sandstorms [Kindle Edition] • Amazon $3.89 1 $3.89
Stowaway! Adventures at Sea 1 [Kindle Edition] • Amazon $2.99 1 $2.99
The Inventor's Apprentice 2 [Kindle Edition] • Amazon $2.99 1 $2.99
The Berenstain Bears: Kindness Counts [Kindle Edition] • Amazon $2.99 1 $2.99
Cam Jansen: The Mystery of the U.F.O. #2 [Kindle Edition] • Amazon $2.99 1 $2.99
The Jungle Book [Kindle Edition] • Amazon $2.57 1 $2.57
Treasure Island [Kindle Edition] • Amazon $1.90 1 $1.90

Materials cost

$103.09

Vendor shipping charges

$6.98

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.55

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$146.62

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$25.87

Total project goal

$172.49

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$172.49

3 Donors

-$70.00

Donations toward project cost

-$60.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$9.75

match offer

-$101.61

Match offer toward project cost

-$86.37

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.24

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.88

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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