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Mrs. Preston from Fayetteville NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

With The Twitch of A Nose and other things magical

The cost of 3 Spongebob CD players and 6 various book and CD sets such as Little Bear Book, The Cat in the Hat, and Crocodile Smile, all from Amazon.com is $255, 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>.

  • $255 goal

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As so often happens on such shows as Bewitched, tasks are completed with a twitch of a nose. Toys dance into place, clothes fold themselves and are put away, wrinkled papers are magically restored. Unfortunately, instruction in the elementary grades takes a bit longer and when you have little help at home it takes even longer. I have been using a Leap Pad for my students to take home to have "someone" to read to them. The Leap Pad is great and has really helped my students but it limits what can be read to them. Having the opportunity to be read to is an important tool for beginning readers. It helps them develop their vocabulary, fluency and comprehension. I would like to offer personal CD players along with books and CD to further this read at home experience. I have already begun to purchase some books on CD but it is a slow and costly endeavor. I would like your help in jump starting this project. This project would enable me to help 3 more students a night. The opportunity for many of these children to be able to have such an item or even to be read to would be priceless. It would be such a spectacular donation that would help countless children improve their reading skills when it is most important..the beginning of their reading instruction.

Mrs. Preston
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
SpongeBob CD Player • Amazon.com $29.99 3 $89.97
Peter and the Wolf • Amazon.com $13.57 1 $13.57
I'm A Manatee • Amazon.com $12.21 1 $12.21
Marsupial Sue Presents " The Runaway Pancake" • Amazon.com $12.21 1 $12.21
Crocodile smile • Amazon.com $11.55 1 $11.55
Little Bear Book and CD • Amazon.com $9.99 1 $9.99
The Cat in the Hat • Amazon.com $9.95 1 $9.95

Materials cost

$159.45

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$209.10

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$45.90

Total project goal

$255.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$255.00

4 Donors

-$244.02

Donations toward project cost

-$209.99

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.03

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$12.07

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$0.00

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