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Ms. Bianco from Johns Island SC is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Nookin' For A Good Book

My students need 7 Nook eReaders to use during small group instruction.

  • $950 goal

This project expired on August 8, 2012.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Students need to be skilled in technology to compete in today's world. eBooks and eBook readers are a perfect way to combine students' love and need for technology with the importance of literacy.

I have been blessed with a group of students who love to read.

At our small, rural school, the 4th grade teachers loop to 5th grade with their class. This allows for a great sense of community within the classroom. My class consists of 9 boys and 5 girls, which means there is always some sort of activity going on. My school is a rural school serving roughly 250 students from Child Development to 5th grade. We are a Title-One school.

My Project

I am requesting 7 Nook eReaders for my classroom. By receiving these 7 Nooks, books will be at our fingertips. These Nooks will make it easier to find a variety of books that are of high-interest to my students. With the use of Nooks, I will be able to engage students in a variety of texts. The built in dictionary will help students develop important vocabulary, as well as learn dictionary skills. On any given day in my class, my students are reading 3 chapter books. I use chapter books during small group instruction during language arts. These chapter books are chosen for a variety of reasons, which include genre, vocabulary or a theme. I use historical fiction books during Social Studies instruction. My class has enjoyed the "My America" series, which takes place during a specific event in American history. Finally, books, magazines and newspapers are used during Science instruction.

This project is important because it will make allow my students to read a great variety of books, which will literally be at their fingertips.

The Nooks will make it easy for me to collect books that students enjoy reading.

Ms. Bianco
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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11 donors11 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 14 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Barnes & Noble NOOK Simple Touch • Best Buy $99.99 7 $699.93

Materials cost

$699.93

Vendor shipping charges

$12.00

State sales tax

$49.35

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.50

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$806.78

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$142.37

Total project goal

$949.15

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$949.15

10 Donors

-$731.51

Donations toward project cost

-$636.78

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$94.73

match offer

-$200.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$170.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.64

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$0.00

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