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Mrs. Michalski-Geist from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We want to become more fluent and confident!

The cost of two I Can Read! Read-Along Sets is $283, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $283 goal

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I am a first grade teacher in a Chicago public school. I teach twenty-five energetic students. Every day the students have an opportunity to move around to one of the center stations that is in our classroom. All of my students love going to the listening/reading center. The students really love listening to books on tape, and they enjoy tracking the words with their fingers as they listen. I have noticed that the students have gained confidence when they read out-loud, and they are becoming more familiar with sight words. It is great that the students are becoming more confident readers from having books on tape! The problem is that there is not enough funding at our school to give the students the variety of materials that they would love to have. I am asking for your help in purchasing a variety of books on tape for my students to enjoy. These materials will greatly impact the students' reading pleasure, and will increase their reading comprehension and fluency abilities. All twenty-five students in my class would benefit from and enjoy these materials. My hope is that all of the students will not only have a new love for books, but will be confident enough to feel that they can succeed in anything that they do!

Mrs. Michalski-Geist
Grades PreK-2
  • Altgeld Elementary School
  • Chicago, IL
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
RE120X - I Can Read! Read-Alongs - Set 1 • Lakeshore Learning $95.00 1 $95.00
RE850X - I Can Read! Read-Alongs - Set 2 • Lakeshore Learning $95.00 1 $95.00

Materials cost

$190.00

Vendor shipping charges

$19.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.75

Fulfillment labor & materials

$17.00

Total project cost

$231.65

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$50.85

Total project goal

$282.50

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$282.50

3 Donors

-$235.40

Donations toward project cost

-$231.65

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$47.10

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$0.00

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