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Mrs. Gunderson from Waverly MN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Meeting Needs with Reading Variety

My students need early chapter books to meet their reading needs. They also need two additional Kindles to allow them to work on literacy goals within center stations.

  • $317 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Do you remember a time when you participated in a class? Maybe it was a woodworking, art, dance, workout, or musical lesson. There are always those students who easily rise beyond the lesson and those who work really hard to master just the basics. This is my students when it comes to reading.

My students are a very motivated group of students from small farming community outside of the Twin Cities.

They always want to learn more and they continually push themselves to work harder and continue growing. This attitude has brought them to incredible places and I am continually trying to expand my classroom offerings to satisfy their curiosity and embrace their growth mindset!

My Project

Currently, my students use three Kindles in our classroom. They have primarily allowed me to differentiate instruction for struggling students by helping them build math and handwriting skills and through sight word acquisition but three Kindles does not allow my class as a whole to reap the benefits of the technology. With two more Kindles, all students will be able to have one station at math and literacy devoted to technology. Everyone can use the Kindles everyday! They will each be able to work on our skills of the week and increase technological awareness.I can also pull the Kindles into small group instruction where we can work on reading comprehension. A large group of my students are working above grade level and many are craving chapter books. Some however are not quite ready for this reading step. So they need early chapter books like Henry Mudge, Little Bear and Amelia Bedelia to bridge the gap between picture books and chapter books.

By donating to this project you are helping to ensure that all students in my classroom have access to technology and books at their independent reading levels.

You are also helping to ensure that my students meet their personal reading goals and are engaged in learning through books and technology!

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fire, 7" Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB, Black • Amazon Business $64.99 2 $129.98
Fire 7 2015 Case - Poetic [Turtle Skin Series] - [Corner/Bumper Protection] [Tactile side Grip] [Sound-Amplification] [Bottom Air Vents] Protective Silicone Case for Amazon Fire 7 5th Gen (2015) Black • Amazon Business $21.95 2 $43.90
Vastar® 2 Pack Gold Plated 3.5mm Headset Audio Jack Extender; Headphone Adapter for Battery Charger Case, Power Case, Juice Pack for Smartphones, Tablets, Credit Card Readers • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Mr Shield For Amazon New - Fire Tablet 7" 7 Inch (5th Generation - 2015 Release) Anti-Glare [Matte] Screen Protector [3-PACK] with Lifetime Replacement Warranty • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Come Back, Amelia Bedelia (I Can Read Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Henry and Mudge and the Wild Goose Chase (Henry & Mudge) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Henry and Mudge and the Starry Night (Ready-to-Read, Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Amelia Bedelia and the Baby (I Can Read Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Amelia Bedelia Goes Camping (I Can Read Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Father Bear Comes Home (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Little Bear's Visit (An I Can Read Book) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
A Kiss for Little Bear (An I Can Read Book) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Amelia Bedelia Makes a Friend (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Little Bear's Friend (An I Can Read Book) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

Materials cost

$235.72

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.54

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$269.26

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$47.52

Total project goal

$316.78

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$316.78

2 Donors

-$291.78

Donations toward project cost

-$248.01

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$43.77

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

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$0.00

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