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Ms. Gross from Lomita CA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Read, Listen & Learn

Help me give my students two more wobble chairs and 5 wireless headphones to use with our iPads.

  • $420 goal

This project expired on February 23, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

When you walk onto the campus of our school, you notice something very different. It’s actually quite beautiful. You see students of all ethnic groups playing and enjoying one another. Many are European, African, Hispanic, Muslim, and Arabic, to name a few. They come here to learn together. They all want to be here, but some of them are missing some of the skills that they need to be good readers.

Twenty-five percent of our students are not meeting benchmark in reading!

I run the Learning Center that many of these students attend daily to help meet the rigorous California Core Standards. There are many reasons why this is happening. Some students do not have the support they need at home. It could be because their parents don’t speak English. They may also not have the materials at home that other students use to practice the skills taught. They may be exhausted from the long trip they take daily to get to school. I am so lucky that I get to work with and support them as they become better readers.

My Project

Do you remember being read to as a child? I do! One of the first stages of learning to read is listening to others read. Many of the students that attend the Learning Center don't have people to read to them. Our school purchased a wonderful computer program. The students can read texts at their just right levels. The 1st read of the book is read aloud to them. Also, if they need assistance with a word they can tap a button, and it will say the words for them.

Unfortunately, without head phones they can't hear the text being read to them.

This element missing diminishes the effect of the program. Please help us by donating as much as you can to be able to purchase nice headphones that are easy to clean and maintain with over 100 students per day using them.

Ms. Gross
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 60 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
STOOL - CS NEOROK - STOOL HEIGHT 15 - RUBBER BASE - SPECIFY FRAME/SEAT COLOR • School Specialty $69.97 2 $139.94
CALIFONE WIRELESS HEADPHONE - CLS725 • School Specialty $26.19 5 $130.95
OPTION CLASS - CS NEOCLASS/NEOMOVE SHELL COLOR OPTION • School Specialty $0.00 2 $0.00
LILAC (PP) - CLASSROOM SELECT • School Specialty $0.00 2 $0.00

Materials cost

$270.89

Vendor shipping charges

$27.09

State sales tax

$24.79

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.06

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$356.83

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$62.97

Total project goal

$419.80

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$419.80

5 Donors

-$419.80

Donations toward project cost

-$356.83

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$62.97

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$0.00

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