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Ms. Grider from Rocklin CA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Toobaloos for Reading Fluency

My students need 32 Toobaloo Phone Devices and assorted script cards.

  • $345 goal

This project expired on December 29, 2010.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

If you've ever been in a classroom of 32 3rd graders reading aloud, you know it can be quite noisy and distracting. The Toobaloo phone device allows students to read aloud independently to practice their fluency, while not disturbing their neighbors. It's also good for test-taking to think out loud.

My beautiful 3rd graders are eager, funny, imaginative, and cute as can be.

We are a Title 1 school with a large percentage of English Learners, but have a relatively middle-income community. My kids have so much potential, but unfortunately, many of them don't have the support at home and rely solely on the help they get in the classroom. I want to give them all of the confidence in the world, while nurturing their love of reading.

My Project

They are excited to read "big" books, but still need lots of help with fluency and comprehension. They don't want to read out loud for fear of making mistakes, so this phone device allows them to speak into it without others being able to hear them. They can also use the fluency scripts to practice reading out loud. The Toobaloos are wonderful during tests because the students can reread the problem out loud, which helps them with their problem-solving skills.

While this request is for my whole class and the classes I will have in the future, I can't help but think of particular students who will benefit so much from this generous gift.

If you find it in your heart to help our classroom obtain these special tools, I'd like you to know that you've personally touched the lives of Justin, KiAndre, Madison, Roselyn, Joshua, and Angelo, and many, many more. Thank you!!!

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
DD685 - Adventure Script Box - Gr. 3-4 • Lakeshore Learning $22.95 1 $22.95
TOOBALOO PHONE DEVICE -- Learning Loft Language Development Toobaloo Phone Device • Quill $4.04 32 $129.28
DD686 - Mystery Script Box - Gr. 3-4 • Lakeshore Learning $22.95 1 $22.95
DD688 - Historical Fiction Script Box - Gr. 3-4 • Lakeshore Learning $22.95 1 $22.95
FF479 - Fluency & Comprehension Partner Scripts - Gr. 3-4 • Lakeshore Learning $39.95 1 $39.95

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