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Ms. Woodard from Durham NC is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Relax, Unwind, and Enjoy a Book on MP3!

My students need MP3 players, loaded with audio books so that they can hear stories they may not yet be able to read on their own.

  • $746 goal

This project expired on December 13, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

How cool would it be to be seen as a 2nd grader with an MP3 player, while you are listening to an Anansi Tale? My students LOVE to read. We want to send them home with MP3 players loaded with stories to entertain them and keep their love for reading alive.

My students speak Wolof, Thai, Mandarin, Spanish, Vietnamese, and are learning English.

Unfortunately some of their parents are not able to read to them at night because they too are learning English, and may not have access to books in their own language. Also, many students are being raised by siblings -- as their parents work 2 or 3 jobs. Our students are extremely motivated to learn, but they need more exposure to English, and time to sit and enjoy story time in the comfort of their own homes. Although they get to hear great stories at school, we want them to be able to share their love for reading with their families at home. Whether it is their parents, siblings, or just on their own, I know my students would be extremely grateful for the opportunity to listen to a story on an MP3 player.

My Project

I will send these materials home with a different student each night so that the learning doesn't stop when the school bell rings. I will make kits containing 1 book a student can read independently, and 2 books that have stories loaded into an MP3 player.

This project will make a difference in the lives of these students by extending their learning and exposure to their families.

Not to mention with all of the testing anxiety nowadays, it will be a great release for students to be able to sit at home, relax, and unwind to some great literature (instead of TVs or video games).

Ms. Woodard
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 32 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
SanDisk - Clip Sport 8GB* MP3 Player - Lime • Best Buy for Business $45.11 2 $90.22
SanDisk - Clip Sport 8GB* MP3 Player - Pink • Best Buy for Business $45.11 2 $90.22
SanDisk - Clip Sport 8GB* MP3 Player - Blue • Best Buy for Business $45.11 2 $90.22
SanDisk - Clip Sport 8GB* MP3 Player - Black • Best Buy for Business $45.11 2 $90.22
At the Zoo - 6 pack • AKJ Books $26.06 1 $26.06
The Gift of the Poinsettia + El Regalo De LA Flor De Nochebu • AKJ Books $16.95 1 $16.95
Let''s Take Care of the Earth, 6 pack - 3545 • AKJ Books $15.29 1 $15.29
See How It Grows, 6 pack - 3516 • AKJ Books $15.29 1 $15.29
Houses 6 pack - No. 3948 • AKJ Books $15.29 1 $15.29
The Skip Count Song - 6 pack - 3721 • AKJ Books $15.29 1 $15.29
Scaredy Cat, 6 pack - 3670 • AKJ Books $15.29 1 $15.29
A Story, a Story Gail E. Haley, Gail E. Haley (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $13.86 1 $13.86
This Is Not My Hat • AKJ Books $11.67 1 $11.67
Piggie Pie! • AKJ Books $8.02 1 $8.02
Blueberries for Sal • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Caps for Sale: A Tale of a Peddler, Some Monkeys, and Their • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Walk with a Wolf: Read, Listen and Wonder Janni Howker, Sara • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People''s Ears • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Arrow to the Sun • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Estrellita De Oro/Little Gold Star • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80

Materials cost

$552.49

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$43.09

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.29

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$633.87

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$111.86

Total project goal

$745.73

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$745.73

5 Donors

-$244.26

Donations toward project cost

-$210.69

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.57

Matching donations from our partners

-$497.86

Match offers toward project cost

-$423.18

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$74.68

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.61

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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