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Mrs. Ramsey from Martinsville VA is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Make Reading Fun!

My students need a LeapFrog Tag Reading System and books for a fun way to learn how to read and stay motivated.

  • $177 goal

This project expired on June 6, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Could you imagine not being able to read? My students need motivation and a fun way to learn how to read. Some of my students are in my 2nd grade class and still are reading on a Kindergarten level. Why? They are not motivated and do not have the extra resources at home.

My school is 95% free/reduced lunch.

Some of my students do not have the resources or support at home to help them read successfully. I am sure during school is the only time they pick up a book in some cases. I have many students in 2nd grade that are reading on a Kindergarten or First Grade level. These students need to catch up quickly! Many of my students lack motivation for reading and need fun ways to learn.

My Project

My classroom needs 1 Leapfrog Tag Reader System, 2 Tag Reader books to get started with, and 7 Level 1 books to also practice reading on their level. I am sure my students will love it! They will think it is like playing a game instead of just reading. They will learn and want to read with this cool reading tool! With the extra books, they will be able to read something more on their level and not be frustrated. I know my students will appreciate any donation towards this gift. They will be so excited to start reading the new books or use the tag reader system.

Donations for this request will make a difference!

You can help 2nd grade students enjoy reading! The more students read, the more likely it will be that they will read on a 3rd grade level by the end of 2nd grade! Hopefully, they will develop a love for books and continue reading just for fun in the future.

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

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LeapFrog Tag Reading System (32MB) • Best Buy $49.99 1 $49.99
LeapFrog Tag Activity Storybook: Ben 10 Alien Force: Wanted: Kevin Levin • Best Buy $13.99 1 $13.99
LeapFrog Tag Activity Storybook: Disney Princess: Adventures Under the Sea • Best Buy $13.99 1 $13.99
Danny and the Dinosaur: (I Can Read Book Series: Level 1) Syd Hoff, Syd Hoff (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
Horse in Harry's Room (I Can Read Book Series: Level 1) Syd Hoff, Syd Hoff (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
Morris Goes to School: (I Can Read Book Series: Level 1) B. Wiseman, B. Wiseman (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
Fancy Nancy: The Dazzling Book Report (I Can Read Series Level 1) Jane O'Connor, Ted Enik (Illustrator), Robin Preiss Glasser (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
No More Monsters for Me!: (I Can Read Book Series: Level 1) Peggy Parish, Marc Simont (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
Fancy Nancy: Every Day Is Earth Day (Fancy Nancy Series) (I Can Read Book Series: Level 1) Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illustrator), Aleksey Ivanov (Illustrator), Olga Ivanov (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
Chester: (I Can Read Book Series: Level 1) Syd Hoff, Syd Hoff (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41

Materials cost

$101.84

Vendor shipping charges

$12.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.53

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$150.37

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$26.54

Total project goal

$176.91

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$176.91

3 Donors

-$118.36

Donations toward project cost

-$103.61

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.75

match offer

-$55.01

Match offer toward project cost

-$46.76

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$8.25

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.53

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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