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Mrs. Gentry from Melbourne FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Creating Readers: One Story at a Time

My students need a listening/reading center in our classroom to enhance their language development and improve their hearing and listening skills.

  • $304 goal

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My Students

Our school is a Title I school with about 80% of our students on free or reduced-price lunch. Our students have a wide range of exceptionalities that include but are not limited to developmental delays, cognitive impairments, language impairments, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD), ADHD, ADD, and Down Syndrome.

Our students come from diverse backgrounds and cultures, but yet they all show a similar love for learning.

Our students walk in the door excited to learn and explore each day. At our age group, we learn through hands-on experiences and play. Play allows our students to use their imaginations, build social skills, and learn to cooperatively engage with others in a child friendly learning environment. Play is important for children of all ages and developmental abilities as it helps them build on their cognitive abilities, fine and gross motor skills, language development, and social emotional needs.

My Project

Reading is an important skill that children learn in school.

Without learning the basic fundamental skills, like rhyming, listening, and focus, students have a hard time learning to read.

Early exposure to stories and reading can help build on our student's reader focus, vocabulary skills, and critical comprehension skills. The earlier we can expose our students to reading the more success they will have with it in the future.

Having a CD player, headphones, and books will give me the opportunity to create a listening/reading center in our classroom. My students will be able to listen to the books on CD and/or look at books of their choice while we are in centers. Giving the students independence when it comes to picking books of their liking will increase their interest and on-task behaviors. Reading is a critical skill for our students to learn. Through reading, the world is at their fingertips.

Mrs. Gentry
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kids Headphones - noot products K11 Foldable Stereo Tangle-Free 3.5mm Jack Wired Cord On-Ear Headset for Children (Navy/Teal) • Amazon Business $13.99 3 $41.97
Tyler Portable Sport Stereo CD Player TAU101-SL with AM/FM Radio and Aux & Headphone Jack Line-In (Silver) • Amazon Business $32.95 1 $32.95
Llama Llama Time to Share Paperback and CD • Amazon Business $16.94 1 $16.94
ABC Book of Things That Go: Learn Alphabets with Vehicles, Cars and Trucks for Preschoolers & Toddlers • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
I Can Handle It (Mindful Mantras) (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $10.64 1 $10.64
Keeping You Safe: A Book About Police Officers (Community Workers) • Amazon Business $8.80 1 $8.80
Duck on a Bike (Read Along Book & CD) • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Police: Hurrying! Helping! Saving! • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Nursery Rhymes: with a Sing-Along Music CD • Amazon Business $8.40 1 $8.40
We Live Here Too!: Kids Talk About Good Citizenship • Amazon Business $8.05 1 $8.05
Firefighters!: Speeding! Spraying! Saving! (Board Buddies) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Watch Out! At Home (Watch Out! Books) • Amazon Business $7.97 1 $7.97
Germs Are Not for Sharing (Board Book) (Best Behavior Series) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
AlphaOops!: The Day Z Went First • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
UGREEN 3.5mm Audio Stereo Y Splitter Cable 3.5mm Male to 2 Port 3.5mm Female for Earphone, Headset Splitter Adapter, Compatible for iPhone, Samsung, LG, Tablets, MP3 players, Metal Black • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79
HOP ON POP BOOK & CD • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79
DR. SEUSS'S ABC BOOK • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
I'm the Biggest Thing in the Ocean! • Amazon Business $6.28 1 $6.28
Eric Carle's ABC (The World of Eric Carle) • Amazon Business $5.26 1 $5.26
Pete the Cat: Firefighter Pete • Amazon Business $4.74 1 $4.74

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