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Mrs. Byers from Thomasboro IL is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Students Love Reading, Through Fun, Reading Activities

Help me give my students a much needed listening center and books with cds as well as comfortable seating to extend their love for reading!

  • $491 goal

This project expired on May 15, 2022.

This project expired on May 15, 2022.

My Students

I teach a group of wonderful first graders who have a deep desire and love for learning to read. About 75% of them do not have access to books and reading support at home so I try to incorporate as much reading in the classroom as possible. I want to bring reading to life through various ways and not just simply reading a book. My hope is that providing them with a listening center and hands on activities will help them continue their love of reading.

My Project

My first grade students have such a desire to learn to read. About 75% come from low-income homes where they do not have access to books or other reading materials. The classroom is their only place to develop a love for reading.

Students have the right to be able to experience reading in fun, exciting ways.

These materials will give them the chance to do just that. They will make their reading centers full of fun experiences while also continuing to provide much needed support in working independently throughout their reading experiences.

Mrs. Byers
Never Before Funded Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 10 students.

Never Before Funded

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
HamiltonBuhl HECWNCCD3856SV Basic Cassette/CD/AM-FM Listening Center 6 stations (Pack of 1) • Amazon Business $204.54 1 $204.54
Urban Shop Super Soft Faux Fur Saucer Chair With Folding Metal Frame, Black • Amazon Business $44.99 1 $44.99
4E's Novelty Whisper Phones for Reading [4 Pack] Auditory Feedback, Hear Myself Sound Phone - Accelerate Reading Fluency, Comprehension & Pronunciation - Speech Therapy Materials Toys • Amazon Business $10.99 3 $32.97
Really Good Stuff 164038 Secret Sight Words 1st 100 Fry – Fun Game Uses Letters and Pictures to Reveal Secret Fry Sight Words – Build Letter and Sight-Word Recognition and Letter-Sound Association • Amazon Business $31.53 1 $31.53
Educational Insights Hot Dots Let's Master 1st Grade Reading Set, Homeschool & School Reading Workbooks, 2 Books & Interactive Pen, 100 Math Lessons, Ages 6+ • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
Sheep in a Jeep (Read-Along Book & CD) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? 20th Anniversary Edition with CD (Brown Bear and Friends) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
FOX IN SOCKS BOOK & • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Good Dinosaur (Read-Along Storybook and CD) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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