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Ms. Petruzzelli from Bridgeport CT is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Story Time

My students need 4 cassette players and new books with tapes.

  • $241 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My first grade class is an eager, energetic group of students. Our school, located in an inner city, is over 100 years old. Our school is a neighborhood school and all students receive free breakfast and lunch. Many of our students speak English as a second language.

Who doesn't love to hear a good story? My students certainly do. Unfortunately, our tape players have all broken down beyond repair. We need new tape players so that my students can choose a story to listen to and read along with, individually or with a buddy. They would also like some new stories and tapes.

Having an opportunity to listen to a story on tape helps emerging readers to become more fluent, builds comprehension, increases vocabulary, and fosters a love of reading. Students who are acquiring English really benefit from the opportunity to listen to a story over and over.

Your help will make it possible for my students to improve all of their reading skills. You can make a difference in the lives of many first grade students by helping to fund this project. Thank you!

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

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
FF325X - Student Cassette Player - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning $49.95 1 $49.95
RA145X - I Can Read! Cassette Read-Alongs - Set 1 • Lakeshore Learning $119.00 1 $119.00

Materials cost

$168.95

Vendor shipping charges

$16.90

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.53

Fulfillment labor & materials

$9.00

Total project cost

$197.38

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$43.33

Total project goal

$240.71

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$240.71

5 Donors

-$240.24

Donations toward project cost

-$197.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$43.24

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$0.00

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