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Mrs. H. from Bronx NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books on Tape

The cost of 6 portable cassette players and 11 books on tape for this proposal is $398, 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>.

  • $398 goal

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I am a teacher in the south Bronx. While I am not new to the field of teaching, I am new to the New York City school system. I am amazed at how little my first graders have at home. When I first sent home a weekend book report students came back saying they had no books at all at home. I was stunned. Along the way I have also learned that many of my students' parents do not speak or read in English. In an effort to help meet the needs of my students, I have started to put together what I am calling "Take Home Book bags." The book bags include a folder with directions and blank book reports, a Walkman, a notebook for parents to write a response to the activity, a book and a cassette of the book. The students can then listen to the story with a parent and write or draw after words. This provides a positive learning experience for my students and their parents. It also meets the needs of all learners. In my attempts to meet this important need, I am in real need of 6 cassette players, and also books and with matching cassettes. Please help my students to become better readers. This will really help. Studies prove that listening is a major factor in learning to read. It also helps give my students and parents more confidence.

Mrs. H.
Grades PreK-2
  • PS 90 George Meany
  • Bronx, NY
More than three‑quarters of 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
Panasonic RQ-2102 Portable Cassette • Highsmith Inc. $27.23 6 $163.38
Book & Cassette, Chester the Worldly Pig • Teacher's School Supply $10.95 1 $10.95
Book & Cassette, Katy and the Big Snow • Teacher's School Supply $9.95 1 $9.95
Book & Cassette, Mike Mulligan & His Steam Shovel • Teacher's School Supply $9.95 1 $9.95
Book & Cassette, Sheep in a Jeep • Teacher's School Supply $9.95 1 $9.95
Book & Cassette, Three Billy Goats Gruff • Teacher's School Supply $9.95 1 $9.95
Book & Cassette, Tacky the Penguin • Teacher's School Supply $9.95 1 $9.95
Book & Cassette, Patrick's Dinosaurs • Teacher's School Supply $9.95 1 $9.95
Ira Says Goodbye Book & Cassette • Teacher's School Supply $9.95 1 $9.95
Mother s Day Mice Book & Cassette • Teacher's School Supply $9.95 1 $9.95
Curious George Goes to School Book & Cassette • Teacher's School Supply $9.95 1 $9.95
Book & Cassette, Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed • Teacher's School Supply $9.95 1 $9.95

Materials cost

$273.83

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$325.95

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$71.55

Total project goal

$397.50

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$397.50

2 Donors

-$371.09

Donations toward project cost

-$326.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$45.09

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$26.47

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$0.00

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