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Ms. Drummond from Bronx NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Literacy Skills

Help me give my students books on CD so they can listen to stories to expand their vocabulary and foster a love for reading.

  • $262 goal

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My Students

We have 100% free lunch and many of the students live in shelters, and face many challenges on a daily basis. Despite the many challenges they face, I am looking to keep things simple and provide my students with creative and meaningful learning experiences.

They like to move, they love to read and love lots of positive attention.

Many of them are being raised in single parent households and receive a free lunch based on their socioeconomic status. These things may prevent them from getting ahead early in life and may not provide them with the life experiences many of us see as "typical". From the minute they walk in the door of my classroom I focus on their potential and growth while they are with me. I may not be able to control their home lives, however, I can certainly control their experience during the school day.I am constantly looking for ways to inspire and build a love of learning in all my students.

My Project

Having the opportunity to listen to rich literature is vital when learning to read, write and speak. Our students will benefit from having a listening center where they can listen to stories to expand their vocabulary and foster a love for reading. With the portable CD player and the read-along books, my children will learn to love to read.

When provided with a well-rounded education including visual, auditory and tactile opportunities, my students will continue to grow and achieve success.

This project will give my students access to the curriculum while engaging them in auditory learning.

Their comprehension levels will increase because seeing, hearing, and interaction with the book will help to build skills in literacy and language.

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 567 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
RE811 - Hang On, Monkey! Read-Along • Lakeshore Learning Materials $28.50 1 $28.50
RE814 - Slither, Snake! Read-Along • Lakeshore Learning Materials $28.50 1 $28.50
RE815 - Hoot, Owl! Read-Along • Lakeshore Learning Materials $28.50 1 $28.50
The Little House Book & CD (Read Along Book & CD) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Annie and the Wild Animals book and CD (Read-Along Book and CD Favorite) (Send A Story) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (Book & CD) • Amazon Business $10.82 1 $10.82
The Pout-Pout Fish book and CD storytime set (A Pout-Pout Fish Adventure) • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
FOX IN SOCKS BOOK & • Amazon Business $9.59 1 $9.59
HOP ON POP BOOK & CD • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
Stone Soup - Audio (Read Along Book & CD) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Pancakes, Pancakes!: Book & CD (The World of Eric Carle) • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food? (Book & CD) • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Jamaica's Find Book & CD (Read Along Book and CD) • Amazon Business $8.24 1 $8.24
The Caboose Who Got Loose (Book and CD) • Amazon Business $7.27 1 $7.27

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