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Ms. Spears from North Augusta SC is requesting classroom basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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My students need a reading center with CD players to help enhance their reading. Research shows that auditory books help improve and increase fluency.

  • $465 goal

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My Students

Books can take my students on so many different adventures. My students come from various socioeconomic backgrounds and have a wide range of ability levels. We are a Title 1 school with over 40% of our students receiving free or reduced lunches. Our ESOL students are on the rise, and because of this and other factors, I have a wide range of ability levels. In my class, I have students coming to me on a kindergarten reading level to students that can read and comprehend at a 5th grade level. It's no longer just teaching 2nd grade for me, so I am always searching for activities that cover a range of ability levels. My goal is to be able to have book clubs in my classroom. I want to have quality books for all ranges of readers in my classroom.

My Project

Being a second grade teacher is the BEST! But being in second means I have a wide variety of reading levels. I have students that read at a kindergarten level to students reading at a 6th+ grade level. I have a wonderful variety of books on CD, but I don't have CD players anymore for students to listen to them. I have had some in the past, but they didn't last longer than a year before I had to replace them.

My students reading at a lower level or my ESOL students, would benefit by listen to books that have a larger set of vocabulary in them to help grow their reading and knowledge.

Not only do I want to use the wonderful books on CD resource again in my class, I want to encourage reading in all forms and create a reading goal station in my classroom. That is why I have requested all of the paper along with the CD players.

I want to help my students create goals and make certificates when students achieve those goals. It is so important to them to realize they are working towards a self-generated goal and I want to be able to help encourage students to obtain them. Hopefully the use of creating and achieving goals will set a path of continued goal setting and growth.

Ms. Spears
Grades PreK-2

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Portable CD Player, Rofeer Bluetooth Wall Mountable CD Music Player Home Audio Boombox with Remote Control FM Radio Built-in HiFi Speakers, MP3 Headphone Jack AUX Input Output, Black • Amazon Business $50.69 3 $152.07
Neenah Paper Astrobrights Cardstock, 8.5" x 11", 65 lb / 176 gsm, "Vintage" 5-Color Assortment, 250 Sheets, Multi-Colored (21003) • Amazon Business $16.99 3 $50.97
Astrobrights Colored Cardstock, 8.5” x 11”, 65 lb/176 gsm, "Spectrum" 25-Color Assortment, 75 Sheets (80944-01) • Amazon Business $16.01 3 $48.03
Wausau Astrobrights 24# Writing Paper, 500 count, Cool Assortment, 8.5 x 11 Inch (20274) • Amazon Business $10.59 3 $31.77
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5” x 11”, 24 lb/89 gsm, “Brights” 5-Color Assortment, 500 Sheets (99608) • Amazon Business $10.19 3 $30.57
Post-it Notes Super Sticky Pads, Lined, 4"x4", 90 Sheet, Pack of 6, Rio de Janeiro Collection (675-6SSUC) • Amazon Business $11.27 2 $22.54

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