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Mr. Acevedo from Tacoma WA is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Superhero's Love to Read Too!

My students need an audio book station that will be used everyday during Daily 5 to improve literacy. We are asking for 4 CD players and an assortment of books to read.

  • $391 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our classroom goal will be for every student to reach 200 TSI words. To help my students connect the sound of the word to the TSI word we will be using a listening center. With your help our classroom will be able to set up this much needed listening center and achieve out goal and more.

My 1st grade students come from low-income families.

Most are on free or reduced lunch. While money may be a hardship, they have spirit to give. I like to catch that spirit, nurture and grow that spirit until it blooms. Most of my students take longer to bloom then most, but do so at the same time as overcoming obstacles in their life. With many of my student’s families not knowing how to speak English, let alone read the English language, reading at home is not always an option. Our school encourages a partnership between students, families, and staff where we can all, together, provide a safe, caring, and inclusive learning environment where all children have the opportunity to develop into responsible, productive citizens. Poverty and diversity make us stronger, together our student’s bloom into the most brilliant students possible.

My Project

In our class I encourage reading everyday and practice Daily 5. I like my class to have options and currently we have a class library, access to the public library for free eBooks and a word work center. With your help my class can also have a listening center to encourage reading. This will make learning fun for all my students and encourage literacy in the English language. No longer will my students struggle with the pronunciation of a word, but with our new listening center my students will be able to associate the sounds they hear to the written words. This will help my students achieve our goal of 200 TSI words, where many now only know 2 words on average, they are the words 'A' and 'I.' Sadly my students only know them as letters and not as words. With your help they can achieve that goal of 200 words.

Everyday I watch my students grow.

The excitement that shines through, every time they master a word. Every word mastered allows my students to reach the end of that book that they never thought they could read. With your help, as well as mine, my students will succeed and overcome the poverty and illiteracy that is prevalent in their homes and communities. Thank you for your support and donation.

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

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This project will reach 22 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
GPX - CD Player • Best Buy Education $11.75 4 $47.00
CD-The Giving Tree 40th Anniversary Edition Shel Silverstein, S • AKJ Books $12.99 1 $12.99
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Lap Board Book Eric Carle, Eric • AKJ Books $10.39 1 $10.39
Biscuit Goes to School (My First I Can Read Book Series) Aly • AKJ Books $9.99 1 $9.99
Polar Bear book and CD storytime set • AKJ Books $8.44 1 $8.44
Olivia Ian Falconer, Ian Falconer (Illustrator), Read by Dam • AKJ Books $8.44 1 $8.44
Doctor De Soto • AKJ Books $8.44 1 $8.44
Solar System CD/Book • AKJ Books $8.44 1 $8.44
Miss Nelson Has a Field Day book and CD • AKJ Books $7.14 1 $7.14
Tacky the Penguin • AKJ Books $7.14 1 $7.14
Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel Virginia Lee Burton, Virg • AKJ Books $7.14 1 $7.14
Patrick''s Dinosaurs Book and CD Carol Carrick, Donald Carric • AKJ Books $7.14 1 $7.14
Feast for 10 • AKJ Books $7.14 1 $7.14
Hurricane (Read-Along Book and CD Favorite Series) David Wie • AKJ Books $7.14 1 $7.14
The Perfect Princess Tea Party Read-Along Storybook and CD • AKJ Books $7.14 1 $7.14
Curious George Goes to the Hospital • AKJ Books $7.12 1 $7.12
CD-Caps for Sale: A Tale of a Peddler, Some Monkeys, and Their • AKJ Books $6.49 1 $6.49
I''m a Manatee John Lithgow, Ard Hoyt (Illustrator), Bill Ell • AKJ Books $6.49 1 $6.49
CD - Go Away, Dog • AKJ Books $6.49 1 $6.49
Strega Nona • AKJ Books $6.49 1 $6.49
The Greedy Python • AKJ Books $6.49 1 $6.49
CD-No More Monsters for Me! (I Can Read Book Series) Peggy Pari • AKJ Books $6.49 1 $6.49
CD-Bathtime for Biscuit (My First I Can Read Book Series) Alyss • AKJ Books $6.49 1 $6.49
CD-Fancy Nancy at the Museum (I Can Read Book 1 Series) Jane O'' • AKJ Books $6.49 1 $6.49
Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything Linda William • AKJ Books $6.49 1 $6.49
Amelia Bedelia (I Can Read Book Series) Peggy Parish, Fritz • AKJ Books $6.49 1 $6.49
The Cat in the Hat: Book & CD Dr. Seuss • AKJ Books $6.47 1 $6.47
Green Eggs and Ham: Book & CD Dr. Seuss • AKJ Books $6.47 1 $6.47
Little Bear''s Friend (I Can Read Book Series) Else Holmelund • AKJ Books $6.47 1 $6.47
Star Wars: A New Hope Read-Along Storybook and CD • AKJ Books $4.54 1 $4.54
Iris and Walter Book and CD • AKJ Books $4.54 1 $4.54
Inside Out (Read-Along Storybook and CD) • AKJ Books $4.54 1 $4.54
Legend of the NeverBeast Read-Along Storybook & CD • AKJ Books $4.54 1 $4.54

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