You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Menu
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 
See this teacher's page

Mrs. Murchison from Lakeside AZ is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Feel the Need to READ!

My students need an iPad to read some amazing nonfiction ebooks we have already purchased.

  • $563 goal

This project expired on August 1, 2013.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Welcome to the new world of reading! Students are expected to read books at a higher level by the end of first grade and use technology successfully. This opportunity will allow them to experience both.

We are a class of 27 first graders who live in a small mountain town.

Our school serves kindergarten through third grade. We have a wide range of readers from just understanding beginning sounds to reading at a third grade level, just in the first grade.

My Project

We are requesting an iPad to help differentiate our reading. With such a wide range of levels it is crucial that we meet each reader at their level. An iPad gives us the opportunity to both read fiction and nonfiction texts and use interactive software to master phonemic skills.

This is so important to our class because we have a very limited budget and we are in a very low income area.

The majority of our students do not have access to a computer at home, and we only have two on our classrooms. This would be an extra opportunity for students to read and interact with technology.

Mrs. Murchison
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 27 students.

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mrs. Murchison is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple® iPad® mini Wi-Fi - tablet - iOS 6 - 32 GB - 7.9 • Best Buy for Business $429.99 1 $429.99

Materials cost

$429.99

Vendor shipping charges

$12.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.45

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$478.44

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$84.43

Total project goal

$562.87

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$562.87

2 Donors

-$462.87

Donations toward project cost

-$393.44

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$69.43

match offer

-$100.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$85.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.00

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Lakeside","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[1417912],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"AZ","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"merchant.com.donorschoose1.prod","proposalId":986285,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/we-feel-the-need-to-read/986285/","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":27,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Murchison","authorIds":{"1417912":{"owner":"Mrs. Murchison","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[986285],"proposalHash":"101405017","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp1417912_272x272.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1485528922113","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":230866,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MTgxOTczMg==","MTY0MjQ0Mg==","MTgxMDUxMw=="],"teacherId":1417912,"schoolCounty":"Navajo","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"AZ","name":"Arizona"}}