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 »
Menu
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.

 
  • $214 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Anderson
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

Individual Listening Centers

My students need four individual CD players and headphones to listen to books at a small group listening center in my classroom.

My Students

What if one student wants to listen to Green Eggs and Ham and their reading buddy wants to listen to A Bad Case of the Stripes? If we had individual CD players in our classroom, each student could choose their own book to enjoy and learn from.

My first graders attend a public school in MN.

There are 21 students in the class this year. Of the entire student population, about 30% are in the category of "free/reduced lunch". All students can benefit greatly from hearing many stories read to them, but especially this specific population, as hard working parents may not find time to enjoy books with their children.

My Project

I have over 50 books that have come with CD's. I have a large classroom listening center that is nearly 10 years old, cumbersome and failing. These new CD players and headphones will give my students the opportunity to listen to books during reading group time or free times. Research shows that listening to others read can boost fluency. It is also enjoyable!

By allowing students the opportunity to listen to stories, their own reading skills will improve.

Part of a reading system called "The Daily Five" implements a listening center with choice. Students that can choose what they want to listen to rather than be told what they will listen to will respond in a more positive way and have a greater chance of achieving the desired outcome--to become better readers.

Read More

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
FF335X - Student CD Player - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning $149.00 1 $149.00

Materials cost

$149.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.24

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$181.24

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$31.98

Total project goal

$213.22

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$213.22

1 Donor

-$106.61

Donations toward project cost

-$90.62

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.99

match offer

-$106.61

Match offer toward project cost

-$90.62

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.99

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

View complete list Show less

2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 21 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by Kia Motors America and one other donor.

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
{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"North Mankato","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[971730],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"MN","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"merchant.com.donorschoose1.prod","proposalId":850861,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/individual-listening-centers/850861/","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":21,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Anderson","authorIds":{"971730":{"owner":"Mrs. Anderson","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[850861],"proposalHash":"1918413509","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://cdn.donorschoose.net/images/placeholder-avatars/136/teacher-placeholder-1_136.png","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":249774,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MTUwNDQ1Mw==","MTQ5NTMxMQ=="],"teacherId":971730,"schoolCounty":"Nicollet","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"MN","name":"Minnesota"}}