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  • $1,112 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Perdomo
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 11 donors
  • $0 still needed

Winners Never Quit!

My students need hot dot pens, flashcards and literacy cards.

My Students

Do you remember when you had to take a state test? Or any type of test to show what you've learned in school? It can be stressful. My Intervention students need more resources to help them reduce their anxieties toward taking the state test. They also need resources they can use at home.

My students are 3rd-5th graders who aren't meeting their academic standards in reading, writing, and comprehension.

This is the first time that they are being offered an Intervention class. This is an opportunity for them to close some of their gaps. My students are in a public school in California. All the students participate in the school-reduced lunch program. Many of them only feel safe in school. Our school is located in a city that is #2 in gang activity. All of the students that are in the Intervention groups are hard workers and they try their best everyday. It's sad that for my 5th graders, it's their last chance to close some of those gaps before middle school. These resources will further allow them to succeed both at school and at home.

My Project

Right now, our school doesn't have many resources that will help the students reduce their anxiety in taking the California State Test. The students need more resources that will give them the skills to pass the test. Hot Dots is a small group & independent reading program. The heart of the program is the Hot Dots Pen. It provides feedback as it talks, makes sounds, and even glows. When an answer is correct, the students will hear words of encouragement. If they answer incorrectly, it will tell them to try again. Students respond to positive reinforcement. The students become their own reading coaches. They use the Hot Dot pen to answer a variety of reading comprehension, grammar, and phonics questions. It's set up like the state test. This will allow the students to become more comfortable in their test taking skills. It will also allow them to be very successful in closing some of their achievement gaps.

My 3rd-5th grade Intervention students need a program such as Hot Dots because it'll lower their anxiety of taking the California state test.

It will give them the extra practice they need to answer multiple-choice questions. They will learn at their own pace. Hot Dots is great because they can also take the different academic sets home. Their parents can see them practicing and learning more. The parents will see their children gaining more self confidence.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
SET FLASH CARDS HOT DOTS PHONICS PROGRAM • ABC School Supply, Inc $128.24 1 $128.24
CARDS HOT DOTS ACADEMIC VOCAB CARDS GRADES 1-3 • ABC School Supply, Inc $15.19 1 $15.19
CARDS HOT DOTS ACADEMIC VOCAB CARDS GRADES 4-6 • ABC School Supply, Inc $15.19 1 $15.19
CARDS HOT DOTS VOCABULARY DVLPMNT MULTIPLE MEANING WORDS • ABC School Supply, Inc $9.49 1 $9.49
CARDS HOT DOTS VOCABULARY DVLPMNT ANTONYMS • ABC School Supply, Inc $9.49 1 $9.49
HOT DOTS READING CMPRHNSN SET • ABC School Supply, Inc $147.24 1 $147.24
CARDS HOT DOTS VOCABULARY DVLPMNT CONTEXT CLUES • ABC School Supply, Inc $9.49 1 $9.49
CARDS HOT DOTS VOCABULARY DVLPMNT PREFIXES AND SUFFIXES • ABC School Supply, Inc $9.49 1 $9.49
CARDS HOT DOTS VOCABULARY DVLPMNT HOMOPHONES • ABC School Supply, Inc $9.49 1 $9.49
CARDS HOT DOTS VOCABULARY DVLPMNT SYNONYMS • ABC School Supply, Inc $9.49 1 $9.49
ELECTRONIC HOT DOTS STANDARDS-BASED LANGUAGE - GR 4 • ABC School Supply, Inc $83.59 1 $83.59
ELECTRONIC HOT DOTS STANDARDS-BASED LANGUAGE - GR 3 • ABC School Supply, Inc $83.59 1 $83.59
PENS HOT DOTS SET OF 6 • ABC School Supply, Inc $56.99 1 $56.99
ELECTRONIC HOT DOTS STANDARDS-BASED LANGUAGE - GR 2 • ABC School Supply, Inc $83.59 1 $83.59
ELECTRONIC HOT DOTS STANDARDS-BASED LANGUAGE - GR 5 • ABC School Supply, Inc $83.59 1 $83.59

Materials cost

$754.15

Vendor shipping charges

$75.42

State sales tax

$69.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.31

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$944.88

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$166.74

Total project goal

$1,111.62

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,111.62

9 Donors

-$981.62

Donations toward project cost

-$834.38

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$147.24

Matching donations from our partners

-$130.00

Match offers toward project cost

-$110.50

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.50

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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11 donors11 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 100 students.

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