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Ms. Chiabotta from Dallas TX is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading Our Way

My students need these child-friendly Fire HD 8 Kids Edition Tables and headphones to be able to access and interact with literature and books at their level. With the tablets, I will be able to create individually tailored reading activities.

  • $478 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a teacher of preschool students with special needs in a large urban school district, my students are faced with numerous challenges both in and out of the classroom. Despite these obstacles, I am looking to keep things simple and provide my students with creative and meaningful learning experiences.

My students are creative, clever and curious.

They like to move, they love to read and love lots of positive attention. All of them have parents who are not native English speakers, and our whole school receives a free lunch based on their socioeconomic status. These things may prevent them from getting ahead early in life and may not provide them with the life experiences many of us see as "typical".

From the moment they arrive on their buses until the end of the day, I focus on their strengths and potential growth while they are with me. While I may not be able to control their home lives, I can certainly control their experience during the school day. By doing this in a creative and positive way, I am hopeful to inspire even our earliest learners to continue on a path of academic success!

My Project

With multiple students requiring accommodations to access reading and listening curriculum, I'm requesting 3 Amazon Fire HD Tablets, headphones, and a splitter so that I can set up individual and group reading and listening stations. At these stations, students will be able to listen to stories or practice listening to audio conversations to boost their listening and attending skills.

In my classroom, we read and listen daily in order to develop academic readiness and cooperative learning strategies.

The addition of this technology would give my students a much-needed boost of practice in the areas of listening and reading. The ability to access the books electronically will allow students with special needs to participate in the reading centers. Students who are confident in their listening and speaking abilities will be ready to face the challenges of the general education setting, which is the ultimate goal for many of these kiddos.

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

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This project will reach 10 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fire HD 8 Kids Edition Tablet, 8" HD Display, 32 GB, Yellow Kid-Proof Case • Amazon Business $99.99 1 $99.99
Fire HD 8 Kids Edition Tablet, 8" HD Display, 32 GB, Blue Kid-Proof Case • Amazon Business $99.99 1 $99.99
Fire HD 8 Kids Edition Tablet, 8" HD Display, 32 GB, Pink Kid-Proof Case • Amazon Business $99.99 1 $99.99
Kids Headphones - noot products K11 Foldable Stereo Tangle-Free 3.5mm Jack Wired Cord On-Ear Headset for Children (Navy/Teal) • Amazon Business $16.99 3 $50.97
LP Headphone Splitter,3.5mm Headphone Earphone Audio Splitter 1 Male to 2 3 4 5 Female Cable (Green) • Amazon Business $6.59 3 $19.77

Materials cost

$370.71

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.56

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$406.27

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$71.69

Total project goal

$477.96

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$477.96

6 Donors

-$435.32

Donations toward project cost

-$385.02

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$50.30

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.64

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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