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Ms. Varela from Marrero LA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading Along Makes Learning Fun!

My students need 5 CD players and headphones that will allow them to have a listening center, to enhance their reading skills.

  • $248 goal

This project expired on July 13, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are eager, excitable second graders. They come from close-knit yet economically challenged neighborhoods. Our school is generational and some of the students we teach today are the children of students from years ago.

We strive everyday to provide diverse, culturally expansive, inclusive lessons that help our students learn and grow without being hindered by the challenges of our daily lives.

Teachers at our school work very hard to provide the best possible learning environment to help our students fall in love with learning.

My Project

My students love reading! While some are able to read independently, some have challenges that do not allow them to enjoy reading as much. The students will use these CD players and headphones in the listening center which will provide a differentiated reading experience for each of them.

Having a listening center in our classroom will give my students the opportunity to improve their literacy skills in a fun and engaging way.

Listening to reading helps struggling students to develop reading comprehension skills, since they do not have to focus on text decoding in order to read the story. My students would love to be able to expand our literacy centers and embark on a reading adventure through technology.

Ms. Varela
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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9 donors9 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
GPX PC101B Portable CD/D-R Personal CD Player Black • Quill.com $20.79 5 $103.95
V7 HA510-2NP Deluxe Headphone With Volume Control, Black • Quill.com $11.99 5 $59.95

Materials cost

$163.90

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$14.34

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.46

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$210.70

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$37.18

Total project goal

$247.88

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$247.88

8 Donors

-$195.54

Donations toward project cost

-$176.70

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.84

match offer

-$40.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$34.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$6.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$12.34

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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