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Ms. W. from Kapolei HI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help First Graders Enjoy Reading

My students need a listening center to hear fluent reading and to help them focus on the sounds of a word.

  • $630 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The students in my class come from diverse backgrounds and cultures and often do not have the support or technology available at home that allows them to succeed at higher levels.

My class is unique because half my class is from the homeless shelter and the rest live in low-income housing.

Teaching this population is very difficult, yet very rewarding. Most of my students come to school hungry and/or not prepared. I enjoy controlling what I am able to control and being a stable role model in their lives.

My Project

The materials and supplies that I am requesting will help make reading fun for my first graders. We would like to have a listening center.

"A listening center is a designated spot in the classroom with a tape, CD player, or iPod with multiple headphones, where students typically listen to recordings of books and follow along in hard copies" (Wright, 2010, page 167).

Hearing a book read on tape can help children focus on the sounds of words read without interruption and provides a model of fluent reading. Many books on tape have interesting sound effects, music, and multiple narrators that are especially motivating and fun for young children.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
FF290 - Best-Buy Listening Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $199.00 1 $199.00
RE210X - Ready-To-Read Read-Alongs - Level 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $139.00 1 $139.00
RE905X - Informational Text Read-Alongs - Level 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $139.00 1 $139.00

Materials cost

$477.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$20.99

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.16

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$535.15

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$94.44

Total project goal

$629.59

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$629.59

1 Donor

-$629.59

Donations toward project cost

-$535.15

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$94.44

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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