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Ms. Florez from West Valley City UT is requesting instructional technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Read, Record, Listen and Learn!

Help me give my students a way to record learning when writing is difficult, and listen to themselves reading with microphones to increase fluency.

  • $939 goal

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Celebrating Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month

Celebrate Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month

This project is a part of the Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month celebration because it supports a Latino teacher or a school where the majority of students are Latino.

My Students

My students are excited about learning to read and love coming to small group instruction at my table! They love to check out books from my personal library to take home and read . However, 75% of my students are struggling with learning to read and are well below grade level. Over 70% of them are also English Language Learners. In our school community, the families speak a total of 44 different languages! Many of their parents are immigrants, who are non-English speakers, and cannot help their child with reading at home. Many families here are living at the poverty level and are experiencing economic hardships.

Upon entering our classroom, these barriers or differences are left at the door!

My students understand that fostering a love of learning is my top priority! As fluent readers they will have access to a world of opportunity to be successful and follow their dreams!

My Project

It is essential to have reading materials available for instruction and independent reading that are at an appropriate level so students can experience success. This project will provide me with a greater library of engaging books to use during my small group reading instruction. Many of the materials I have now are old and are targeted for use in Kindergarten or first grade. It is important for a second grader who is below level to read interesting, yet simple text. Students will also have access to these titles to take home and practice. For Distance Learning, the leveled books sets and headphones with microphones can be checked out.

Students will learn to make a Flipgrid recording of themselves reading which I can listen to.

These recordings can also help foster reading fluency by allowing the student to HEAR themselves read aloud. This can benefit them by providing self-evaluation opportunities. In addition to providing immediate feedback, I would have my students regularly listen to themselves read during seatwork time while I am instructing a small group. I have included a few math center games to help my students practice skills and stay engaged during this reading rotation time.

My reading data this year shows the impact that the pandemic has had on my unique students. They need more reading practice that gives the most bang for the buck! With these sturdy headphones with microphones and hand selected sets of leveled reading books, I believe my students will make gains in fluency, feel successful and learn to love reading!

Ms. Florez
Grades PreK-2

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Cyber Acoustics Stereo Headset, 3.5mm stereo & Y-adapter for separate Headphone & Mic Connection, K12 School Classroom and Education (AC-204) • Amazon Business $10.93 30 $327.90
TT379 - Double-Sided Write Wipe Magnetic Easel • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 1 $79.99
HH497 - Number Sense Instant Learning Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
HH498 - Problem Solving Instant Learning Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
A Dark, Dark Tale • AKJ Education $5.83 5 $29.15
Red-eyed Tree Frog • AKJ Education $5.10 5 $25.50
A Trip to the Zoo • AKJ Education $4.49 5 $22.45
Tiger Is a Scaredy Cat • AKJ Education $3.64 5 $18.20
Splish, Splash! • AKJ Education $3.64 5 $18.20
Henry and Mudge: The First Book • AKJ Education $3.64 5 $18.20
Ponies • AKJ Education $3.64 5 $18.20
Wait, Skates! • AKJ Education $3.61 5 $18.05
I Am a Good Citizen • AKJ Education $3.59 5 $17.95
The Bravest Dog Ever • AKJ Education $3.49 5 $17.45
Did You Know? • AKJ Education $3.28 5 $16.40
Scholastic Reader Level 2: Hi! Fly Guy (Common Core Exemplar) • AKJ Education $2.91 5 $14.55
Kingfisher Readers L1: Busy As a Bee • AKJ Education $2.91 5 $14.55
Frog and Toad Are Friends • AKJ Education $4.49 3 $13.47

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