You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

See this teacher's page

Mrs. Schulz from Aurora CO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Grow My Listening Center!

My students need 25 books with CDs so I can open a Listening Center!

  • $674 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Listening to books is an essential part of students' literacy curriculum! Please help me provide opportunities for my students to hear audio books to promote their interest and learning in kindergarten!

I have the sweetest group of kindergartners, and they love it when I read stories to them.

I wish I could read to them all day! Since I do have other responsibilities to teach, I know they would appreciate having a well-stocked listening center that gives them the opportunity to listen to stories everyday.

My Project

Having the resources for a listening center will enhance my literacy curriculum throughout the year. I rely heavily on small group learning centers, where I can work individually with students on a rotating basis. Since I do not have any teaching assistants in my room, I must create other centers where children are able to work independently. A listening center is the best independent center! Children can manage the CD players, and their attention is captivated for the entire length of the book. Throughout the kindergarten year, listening to audio books helps students' fluency and introduces them to new vocabulary. As the year progresses, I can enhance the listening center by providing comprehension questions to help students increase their understanding of books and stories.

A child needs to be read to everyday.

However, I understand families are busy and life can sometimes get in the way of these daily stories. As their teacher, I know a listening center will help me provide this essential part of my students' development. This opportunity will help form a love of reading that will influence them for the rest of their lives. Please help me make this positive impact on my students!

Read More

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

14 donors14 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mrs. Schulz is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
RE642 - Frogs CD Read-Along • Lakeshore Learning $40.50 1 $40.50
RE645 - Elephants of Africa CD Read-Along • Lakeshore Learning $40.50 1 $40.50
RE758 - Tacky the Penguin CD Read-Along • Lakeshore Learning $38.50 1 $38.50
RE641 - Monarch Butterfly CD Read-Along • Lakeshore Learning $40.50 1 $40.50
RE309 - Single Student CD Read-Alongs Library K-Gr. 2 • Lakeshore Learning $299.00 1 $299.00
CB783 - Listen, Read & Rhyme with Dr. Seuss • Lakeshore Learning $39.50 1 $39.50

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


13 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


match offer


Match offer toward project cost


Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Aurora","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[1051272],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"CO","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"","proposalId":632657,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":1,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":30,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Schulz","authorIds":{"1051272":{"owner":"Mrs. Schulz","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[632657],"proposalHash":"999066790","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":193023,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":{"completingDonationAmount":1417,"proposalURL":"project/women-in-steam-hands-on-activities-to-i/5182824/","proposalTitle":"Women in STEAM: Hands-On Activities to Inspire","proposalId":5182824},"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MTExNDQ2Mw==","MTE3MDEzMQ==","MTIwOTAyMw==","MTE1MTkxNw==","MTIwODg5OQ==","MTAyNTg0Ng==","MTA3MzY3MA==","MTIwOTI3OA==","MTIwOTE5Ng==","NjY4Njgz","MTIwOTIxNQ==","MTA5MDY5NA==","MTIwOTEzOA==","MTIwOTAwOA=="],"teacherId":1051272,"schoolCounty":"Arapahoe","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"CO","name":"Colorado"}}