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Ms. Timmins from Mountain View CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Enhancing our literacy skills through the use of our listening post

The cost of nine Read-Along titles including "Stone Soup" and the "The Little Red Hen", is $408, 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>.

  • $408 goal

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I am a second grade teacher at a K-5 school. We currently have a limited listening post library and would like to expand it, but that can be costly. In order for the listening post to be effective, we need multiple copies of each book title along with a cassette of the story. The listening post serves as a learning center in our classroom. The children work cooperatively, listening to the story and then completing a task to go along with the book. The task can be open-ended (i.e., a summary) or specific and focused on grammatical skills. I have found that the children love to listen to the stories and benefit on many levels from participating in this activity. It also encourages language and vocabulary development as well as listening skills. All children in my class rotate through 2 to 3 listening post centers each month for the majority of the school year. This requires a much larger library than what we currently have. What we are most in need of is the financing to make this work. I need multiple copies of each book and the story on tape. The children look forward to this center and often times I find them checking out the same title (or another by the same author) at the school library later in the school year!

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
RA731 - The Gingerbread Boy Read-Along • Lakeshore Learning $37.50 1 $37.50
RA788 - Stone Soup Cassette Read-Along • Lakeshore Learning $37.50 1 $37.50
RA733 - The Little Red Hen Read-Along • Lakeshore Learning $33.50 1 $33.50
RA672 - The Snowy Day Cassette Read-Along • Lakeshore Learning $33.50 1 $33.50
RA484 - If the Dinosaurs Came Back Read-Along • Lakeshore Learning $33.50 1 $33.50
RA904 - Henry and Mudge and the Long Weekend Rea • Lakeshore Learning $25.50 1 $25.50
TD674 - Play Ball, Amelia Bedelia Read-Along Kit • Lakeshore Learning $19.95 1 $19.95
RA346 - Amelia Bedelia Read-Along Kit • Lakeshore Learning $19.95 1 $19.95
RA344 - Mouse Soup Read-Along Kit • Lakeshore Learning $19.95 1 $19.95

Materials cost

$260.85

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$334.15

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$73.35

Total project goal

$407.50

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$407.50

1 Donor

-$384.27

Donations toward project cost

-$335.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$49.27

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$24.27

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$0.00

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