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Mrs. Mendolia from Bossier City LA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Traveling The World Through Reading

Help me give my students an exciting and unforgettable year. I want my students to experience traveling through reading as soon as they walk through the door.

  • $399 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is an exceptional Title I school with exceptional students. Their motivation to push themselves to gain as much knowledge as possible is inspiring. We are a small town in Louisiana. Like most schools, we feel the struggle of not having the funds that could help get our students to the next level, boost their interests, and keep them involved in a fun way.

Our school is composed of Pre-K through 5th grade students.

We have 100% free breakfast and lunch. My students are preparing to be successful in a technology driven society. They have goals, dreams, and aspirations for this school year. I know that they can accomplish anything, but it is my hope to make sure they have all the needed resources to do that!

My Project

After the sad way our school year has come to an end I would love to give my students a whole new sense of excitement for the upcoming school year. For too many of my students, school is their only place they are encouraged to expand the types of books they they would normally read. Some, the only time they read at all is at school. A lot of my students feel a sense of defeat when it comes to reading. Most of my students are at a much lower reading level and feel uncomfortable with their abilities. However, when I give my students an experience their confidence grows and they become involved and motivated. I will be able to accomplish these goals with the materials listed in my project. With the motivational shower curtains hung on the walls the students will have motivation surrounding them at all times. With the bubble machine,speaker, LED lights, and fog/light machine I will make special and memorable moments at anytime. When we start a new novel or a student/the group is successful at something we can have mini celebrations to make their accomplishments memorable and give them the confidence boost they deserve.By simply turning on these items the room will be transformed into a mini celebration.

I want my students to know the adventures they can take through reading is endless.

A lot of my students have never experienced life outside of their small town. By making reading an experience instead of a "chore" I will be able to show them through reading they can travel anywhere in the world, real or magical lands The possibilities are endless.

Mrs. Mendolia
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Govee LED Strip Lights 32.8ft Waterproof Color Changing Light Strips with Remote, Bright 5050 and Multicolor RGB LED Lights for Room, Bedroom, Kitchen, Yard, Party, Christmas (Packaging May Vary) • Amazon Business $45.58 1 $45.58
Bubble Machine Automatic Bubble Blower - Portable Bubble Maker for Kids and Babies of 18/24/36 Months with 2 Speed Levels, Plug-in or Battery-Driven Bubble Toys with High Output for Parties Birthdays • Amazon Business $40.99 1 $40.99
53 Inches Adventure World Map Pattern Baby Crawling Mats Game Blanket Floor Playmats Kids Infant Child Activity Round Rug • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
JDR Fog Machine with Controllable lights, Disinfection LED Smoke Machine(Red,Green,Blue) with Wireless and Wired Remote Control for Weddings, Parties or Environmental Disinfection,with Fuse Protection • Amazon Business $36.99 1 $36.99
OontZ Angle 3 (3rd Gen) - Bluetooth Portable Speaker, Louder Volume, Crystal Clear Stereo Sound, Rich Bass, 100 Ft Wireless Range, Microphone, IPX5, Bluetooth Speakers by Cambridge Sound Works (Black) • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
Ambesonne Wanderlust Shower Curtain, 16th Century Map of The World History Adventure Civilization, Cloth Fabric Bathroom Decor Set with Hooks, 70" Long, Green Brown • Amazon Business $19.90 1 $19.90
IDAODAN Portable Dual Nozzle Rose Red 110V 600W Electric Balloon Blower Pump/Electric Balloon Inflator For Decoration • Amazon Business $19.90 1 $19.90
Ambesonne Adventure Shower Curtain, Journey and Exploration Themed Follow Your Dream Words Wanderlust Abstract, Cloth Fabric Bathroom Decor Set with Hooks, 70" Long, Dark Green • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Ambesonne Adventure Shower Curtain, Long Journeys Starts with a Single Step Words Inspirational Motivational, Cloth Fabric Bathroom Decor Set with Hooks, 70" Long, Charcoal Grey • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
FECEDY 2pcs 3ft x 8.3ft Gold Metallic Tinsel Foil Fringe Curtains Photo Booth Props for Birthday Wedding Engagement Bridal Shower Baby Shower Bachelorette Holiday Celebration Party Decorations • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
OfficeGoods Refills for The NO Slip Clip - 100 Clips - 2 Sizes Included (Clear) • Amazon Business $8.25 1 $8.25

Materials cost

$276.47

Vendor shipping charges

$3.98

State sales tax

$24.19

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.15

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$338.79

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$59.79

Total project goal

$398.58

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$398.58

2 Donors

-$286.06

Donations toward project cost

-$243.16

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$42.90

match offer

-$112.50

Match offer toward project cost

-$95.62

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.88

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.01

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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Project Activity

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