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Ms. S. from Chicago IL is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Classroom Listening Center

The cost of a CD/cassette player and three Classroom Classic Read-Along sets is $872, 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>.

  • $872 goal

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I teach a self-contained, 1st Grade dual language classroom at Rachel Carson Elementary School in Chicago. The number of students I serve ranges from 26-30. My school is 90% minority and predominantly Hispanic. For about 90% of my students, English is a second language and spanish is the only language spoken at home. It would be very beneficial for my students to have access to books on CD so that they could have the opportunity to develop their oral English skills and reading fluency. A listening center with accompanying multiple copies of books on CDs would do much good in my classroom. Listening to stories read aloud by a good reader gives the students a model of fluency. Students get the opportinuity to listen to English being read at an appropriate pace and proper pronunciation. I love teaching and want the most success for all of my students but I often do not have the personal funds or resources to purchase these items on my own that would benefit my students. Another plus in using these books in my classroom is that parents could check them out and practice or learn English themselves. The use of the listening center and books on CD will directly benefit the students and set them on the road to success as they leave my classroom fluent readers. Thank you for your consideration.

Ms. S.
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
FN907 - Classroom CD & Dual Cassette Player • Lakeshore Learning $169.00 1 $169.00
RA775X - Classroom Classics CD Read-Alongs - Set • Lakeshore Learning $155.00 1 $155.00
RA685X - Classroom Classics CD Read-Alongs - Set • Lakeshore Learning $149.00 1 $149.00
RA675X - Classroom Classics CD Read-Alongs - Set • Lakeshore Learning $145.00 1 $145.00

Materials cost

$618.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$714.43

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$156.83

Total project goal

$871.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$871.26

1 Donor

-$821.59

Donations toward project cost

-$715.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$106.59

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$50.36

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$0.00

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