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Ms. Hatschek from Oakland CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

I Got My Headphones On! Goodtimes at the learning center

My students need audio books for the listening center. Audio books are a great option for students to hear fluent readers and engage in diverse texts!

  • $672 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Remember bedtime stories? Studies show that students who are read to are more successful in school! So, what happens when students don't have the opportunity to be read to at home? Schools can fill this gap by offering diverse reading and listening opportunities for all students.

More than 50% of the students in my classroom do not have an adult who reads to them on a daily basis at home.

My students come to school ready to read and learn each and every day despite the harsh realities that many of them face growing up in an extremely under resourced community in northern California. In addition, a sad and lonely listening center occupies a cozy corner of our classroom...why? Because we have no books on tape. Sad but true. Every day, students ask to sit in the listening area and they have been begging for more books on tape/cd. The few we already have, have been passed around and listened to by almost every student. This is proof that my students are hungry for knowledge--so let's give it to them!

My Project

Read baby read...and go to college! That's right, these fourth graders are working up a sweat. Daily. Trying to prepare for college and the competitive world beyond. The first step? Becoming strong and confident readers. Read aloud time might be the favorite part of the reading block and when this project is funded, it will only extend the time that students are being read to on a daily basis. Achieving educational equity means pushing ALL students in the classroom to reach their full potential--audio books allow readers at all levels to engage in challenging, high interest texts, regardless of their reading abilities. The list includes high interest books on tape (and their companion books) for students below, on, and above grade level.

A good story will remain in a child's' mind forever.

No matter where you are, this project will allow you the unique opportunity to "read with a child." Please support our thriving classroom and school community by donating audio books and essentially, reading to the students in our school. Your gift will help to foster more literate, knowledgeable, and capable future citizens!

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Ms. Hatschek
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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9 donors9 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 26 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sword Thief • AKJ Books $14.76 1 $14.76
Castle in the Attic (audio) • AKJ Books $11.09 1 $11.09
The Maze of Bones (39 Clues Series #1) Rick Riordan • AKJ Books $14.76 1 $14.76
Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg William Dufris • AKJ Books $20.72 1 $20.72
One False Note • AKJ Books $9.61 1 $9.61
The Sword Thief • AKJ Books $9.61 1 $9.61
The Castle in the Attic • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
The Maze of Bones (39 Clues Series #1) Rick Riordan • AKJ Books $9.61 1 $9.61
The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
Bunnicula Collection Books 1-3 (Audio) • AKJ Books $14.79 1 $14.79
Creep from the Deep (Goosebumps HorrorLand Series #2) R. L. • AKJ Books $7.36 1 $7.36
Dr. Maniac vs. Robby Schwartz • AKJ Books $7.36 1 $7.36
Monster Blood for Breakfast! (Goosebumps HorrorLand Series # • AKJ Books $7.36 1 $7.36
The Graveyard BookCD • AKJ Books $22.16 1 $22.16
Curse of the Bane • AKJ Books $22.16 1 $22.16
Inkheart (Inkheart Trilogy #1) Cornelia Funke, Read by Lynn • AKJ Books $25.89 1 $25.89
The Three Furies • AKJ Books $13.28 1 $13.28
The Three Furies (Erec Rex Series #4) Kaza Kingsley, Peter M • AKJ Books $12.57 1 $12.57
Bunnicula • AKJ Books $13.31 1 $13.31
Celery Stalks at Midnight • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Howliday Inn • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Creep From the Deep • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Dr. Maniac vs. Robby Schwartz (Goosebumps HorrorLand Series • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Monster Blood For Breakfast! • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Graveyard Book • AKJ Books $13.31 1 $13.31
Curse of the Bane • AKJ Books $5.91 1 $5.91
Inkheart (Inkheart Trilogy #1) Cornelia Funke, Anthea Bell ( • AKJ Books $8.13 1 $8.13
The Lightning Thief • AKJ Books $14.79 1 $14.79
How to Eat Fried Worms (Audio) • AKJ Books $14.79 1 $14.79
Call It Courage • AKJ Books $16.28 1 $16.28
James and the Giant Peach (AUDIO) • AKJ Books $11.09 1 $11.09
Kenny and the Dragon Tony DiTerlizzi, Read by Alan Cumming • AKJ Books $13.31 1 $13.31
The Tale of Despereaux (Audio) • AKJ Books $11.09 1 $11.09
Call It Courage (simon and schuster) • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
James and the Giant Peach • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
Kenny and the Dragon Tony DiTerlizzi, Tony DiTerlizzi (Illus • AKJ Books $11.83 1 $11.83
How to Eat Fried Worms • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
Lightning Thief, The • AKJ Books $5.91 1 $5.91
Magic Tree House Collection Mary Pope Osborne, Read by Mary • AKJ Books $22.20 1 $22.20
Tonight on the Titanic • AKJ Books $2.95 1 $2.95
Buffalo Before Breakfast • AKJ Books $2.95 1 $2.95
Tigers at Twilight • AKJ Books $2.95 1 $2.95
Dingoes at Dinnertime • AKJ Books $2.95 1 $2.95
Civil War on Sunday • AKJ Books $2.95 1 $2.95
Revolutionary War on Wednesday • AKJ Books $2.95 1 $2.95
Twister on Tuesday • AKJ Books $2.95 1 $2.95
Earthquake in the Early Morning • AKJ Books $2.95 1 $2.95
Dinosaurs Before Dark / the Knight at Dawn / Mummies in the • AKJ Books $16.28 1 $16.28
Magic Tree House Boxed Set: Books 1 - 4 (Magic Tree House Se • AKJ Books $11.81 1 $11.81

Materials cost

$483.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$44.29

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.26

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$570.54

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$100.68

Total project goal

$671.22

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$671.22

9 Donors

-$671.22

Donations toward project cost

-$570.54

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$100.68

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$0.00

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