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Mrs. Rutledge from Dallas TX is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Self Quarantine Learning

Help me give my students books with felt board stories, and a document camera so I can give life to my stories online.

  • $536 goal

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My Students

Many of my readers are reluctant and/or new readers. The students I serve come from a variety of cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds. I am a hardworking librarian trying to instill the love of reading to a group enthusiastic readers I am fortunate to be able to serve a variety of backgrounds.

My school was filled with happy learners and well adjusted PreK thru 3rd graders until the Coronavirus happened.

My enthusiastic learners would come to the library ready to hear a wonderful story. I can see them now as they walked down the hall with smiles on their faces and books in their hands. Not only were they ready for me to read, but ready to pick out books with wonderful topics of all kinds.

My Project

When we left school, we were making a list of different books with felt material to make our story come alive. Their little eyes were dancing with glee as we listed books and talked about the different topics we would like to order. My plan was to ask DonorsChoose.org for a document camera, books with felt stories and a board, but the virus sent us home.

Once my material hopefully gets funded, I will use my online Zoom account with my students.

The students will be able to log on and participate in my storytime activities. My online stories would be combined with creative learning activities and adapt to my students' different learning styles. My students would be able to participate in the stories by creating their own stories and use their storytelling skills. I would also show students how to make their own felt story puppets.

Next, the document camera will increase my book image, so all of the students can see the pages clearly. These items will help increase my online stories and help children to connect to the library.

Mrs. Rutledge
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kodak Document Camera Visual Presenter (NUSCAN Q500) $149.99 1 $149.99
Ordinary People Change the World (10 Books) $124.70 1 $124.70
Golden Flannelboard Classics $77.36 1 $77.36
Diversity People Flannel Set $14.36 1 $14.36
Planting Stories $13.13 1 $13.13
Wild Animals Felt Set $12.56 1 $12.56
LA998 Storytelling Lapboard $10.99 1 $10.99
Trucks, Trains & Planes Pre-Cut Felt Set (24 Piece Set) $9.86 1 $9.86
Stop Picking on Me $5.83 1 $5.83

Materials cost

$418.78

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.28

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$455.06

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$80.30

Total project goal

$535.36

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$535.36

7 Donors

-$417.68

Donations toward project cost

-$355.03

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$62.65

Matching donations from our partners

-$117.68

Match offers toward project cost

-$100.03

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.65

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$0.00

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