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Ms. Facas from Groton CT is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Exploring Books!

My students need a new CD player, audio books, and comfy seats for our listening center.

  • $430 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

This year I am teaching an integrated preschool program at a culturally diverse elementary school with a population of over 60% free or reduced-price lunch. I have a dynamic mix of 3-5 year old students. Half of my students are diagnosed with a variety of special needs, and the other half are typically developing children.

Many of my students are faced with challenges, including developmental delays, Autism, speech and language delays, physical delays, cognitive delays, and behavioral issues.

I strive each day to meet the diverse, individual needs of every student in my classroom. My classroom is a busy, student-centered, engaging environment where children can feel safe as they learn through play.

My Project

I want to give my students a comfortable place to look at, listen to, and explore books. My goal is to increase my students' love of books and create a love for reading.

My students participate in our listening center and library center on a daily basis.

They love being read to! These centers help develop early literacy skills as students follow along with text and begin to recognize the connection between spoken and written words. I would like to give my students a new CD player for our listening center, along with some audio stories, and comfortable seats. Our current CD player doesn’t work properly and often prevents my students from a purposeful and enjoyable experience. A new CD player and headphones will help my students become engaged and excited while listening to books on CD. It will also allow my students to access this center independently. I would also like to give my students some new books for the library center. I am looking to provide my students with books that will support our fall classroom themes, targeted skills, and vocabulary.

Ms. Facas
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CE326 - Classroom CD/Cassette Player with Bluetooth® • Lakeshore Learning Materials $129.00 1 $129.00
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Favorite Stories Read Along Book Set with CD • Amazon Business $62.54 1 $62.54
DD611BU - Whoo’s Listening Headphones - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 2 $39.98
DD381SB - Calming Colors® Soft Seat - Sky Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 2 $19.98
A Is for Apple (Trace-and-Flip Fun!) (Smart Kids Trace-And-Flip) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
1 2 3 Count with Me (Trace-and-Flip Fun!) (Smart Kids Trace-and-flip) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
I Love Fall!: A Touch-and-Feel Board Book • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Maisy Goes to Preschool: A Maisy First Experiences Book • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
National Geographic Kids Look and Learn: Shapes! (Look & Learn) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
National Geographic Kids Look and Learn: Colors! (National Geographic Little Kids Look and Learn) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
National Geographic Kids Look and Learn: Count! (National Geographic Little Kids Look and Learn) • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Apples and Pumpkins (Classic Board Books) • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
Leaves • Amazon Business $5.34 1 $5.34
Pete the Cat: The Wheels on the Bus Board Book • Amazon Business $5.00 1 $5.00
Biscuit Visits the Pumpkin Patch • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Biscuit Is Thankful • Amazon Business $4.74 1 $4.74
Fall (Seasons) • Amazon Business $3.90 1 $3.90

Materials cost

$330.31

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.95

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$365.26

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$64.46

Total project goal

$429.72

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$429.72

2 Donors

-$422.21

Donations toward project cost

-$358.88

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$63.33

match offer

-$7.50

Match offer toward project cost

-$6.38

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$1.12

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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