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Mrs. Perez from Houston TX is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Listening to Stories Work Station

My students need 1 iPad mini and 1 iPad Otterbox case.

  • $688 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Young children need opportunities to foster independence, self-motivation, and creativity. Learning should also be fun! My entire classroom culture is founded on sharing stories through writing, reading, listening, and acting. We laugh and enjoy stories daily.

These students are all Gifted and Talented first graders and about 1/3 of them are English Language Learners (ELLs.) We are in a Title 1 school in one of the largest urban districts in the US.

About 1/2 of my students are on free/reduced lunch. All of these children are intelligent and hardworking but some of them don't have the technology or resources in their home to support extension activities. Additionally, our school campus has one class set of iPads to share among all 900 students.

My Project

These items will be used in a listening center during independent work station time--It's extremely important for young children and emerging readers to hear adults read texts fluently and with expression. Listening to stories helps students increase comprehension skills and mimic the fluency and expression when they are reading independently. English Language Learners (ELLs) also need to hear fluent English speakers so they can familiarize themselves with the language and vocabulary. The iPad will also be used to take pictures and videos of our students acting out stories or presenting independent projects. The students will have access to use the iPad independently--which is why we need a sturdy Otterbox case!

Donating to this project will give my students the opportunity to become better readers.

They will also have direct access to use a sophisticated piece of technology independently instead of sharing an iPad with the entire school.

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

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This project will reach 38 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple - iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi 64GB - Gold • Best Buy Education $499.99 1 $499.99
OtterBox - Defender Series Case for Apple iPad mini, iPad mini 2 and iPad mini 3 - Black • Best Buy Education $45.99 1 $45.99

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