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Mrs. Falcon from Shreveport LA is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Magic Microphone Storytime

My students need a microphone, CD-Rs and leveled books.

  • $322 goal

This project expired on January 23, 2012.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Abraham Lincoln once said, “A capacity and taste for reading gives access to whatever has already been discovered by others". It is this capacity and taste for reading and access to the world I hope to give to my Special Education students.

I have a class of self-contained and resource special education students with mild to moderate exceptionalities.

While our school qualifies for Title 1 assistance, district budget cuts, increased class sizes, and cuts in federal funding have had a negative impact on the money available to purchase needed items for my class. My students are sweet, loving, quick to smile, quick to love, and eager to learn but need additional assistance and resources to reach their highest potential.

My Project

My students struggle daily with reading and often become discouraged. They may do very well reading one text, but struggle with the next. I want to give them the opportunity to relive their best reading to help deter their frustration. I am asking for a digital hand-held microphone that will allow them to record themselves reading aloud. Throughout the year we will make Cd's of stories they have read to send home and share with their families, providing them with extra literacy experiences as well. At the end of the year, we will create a memory CD of all students reading different text to help them remember their year. To ensure they have text so they can read easily and successfully, I am also requesting two different levels of I Can Read! Readers.

My students come from homes often free of the children's books I grew up enjoying.

Yet, most have access to CD players and computers where they can listen and relive the stories they learn this school year. It is my hope that this will help me ignite a love of reading in my students that will benefit them for years to come. Once you can read, you can do anything.

Mrs. Falcon
Grades 3-5
  • Lakeshore Elementary School
  • Shreveport, LA
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 6 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
EASI SPEAK DIGITAL MICROPHONE BLUE • Abilitations, Inc. $66.49 1 $66.49
UNIVERSAL USB WALL CHARGER • Abilitations, Inc. $14.24 1 $14.24
Memorex CD-R x 50 - 700 MB - storage media • Best Buy $18.99 2 $37.98
CR692 - I Can Read! Level 2 • Lakeshore Learning $39.50 1 $39.50
CR691 - I Can Read! Level 1 • Lakeshore Learning $39.50 1 $39.50

Materials cost

$197.71

Vendor shipping charges

$20.07

State sales tax

$17.30

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.97

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$273.05

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$48.19

Total project goal

$321.24

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$321.24

3 Donors

-$321.24

Donations toward project cost

-$273.05

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$48.19

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$0.00

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