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Mrs. Stortini from Dearborn MI is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Launching Our Listening Center!

My students need headphones, a headphone jack splitter, and audiobooks on cd to create a listening center in our classroom.

  • $237 goal

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My Students

The children in my classroom are 4 years old and for many this is their first experience in school. Seeing the excitement on their faces as they participate in the classroom for the first time is priceless! Our school is a Great Start Readiness Program which is a state funded program for children who are at risk. Our goal is to provide children with a strong foundation in academics and social skills to be successful inside and outside of school.

My preschool class is comprised of 16 amazing students, all of whom come from bilingual households and receive free or reduced price lunch.

Providing my students with opportunities and experiences they may not be able to participate in at home is essential to prepare them for later school experiences.

My Project

Teaching early literacy skills and habits is a huge focus in my preschool classroom. As I work on preparing the children for Kindergarten and beyond we talk about the importance of reading, recognizing letters, and the sounds letters make. Another large focus is fostering independence in my young students and providing them with opportunities to learn self help skills.

Providing a listening center with headphones and audio books for children to read together will foster academic and social emotional growth.

Children will be able to listen and follow along with the text as the story is read to them; allowing for recognition of familiar letters and words. The ability to provide space for five students using the headphone jack splitter will encourage social interaction and problem solving as children work together to choose a book to read and operate the CD player.

Mrs. Stortini
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 16 students.

3 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kids Headphones - noot products K11 Foldable Stereo Tangle-Free 3.5mm Jack Wired Cord On-Ear Headset for Children (Navy/Teal) • Amazon Business $15.99 5 $79.95
Pete the Cat Book and CD Pack (Book and CD) : Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons / Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes /Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes (Pete the Cat) • Amazon Business $40.64 1 $40.64
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?: With Audio Read by Eric Carle • Amazon Business $11.65 1 $11.65
Where the Wild Things Are CD: In the Night Kitchen,Outside Over There, Nutshell Library,Sign on Rosie's Door, Very Far Away • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food? (Book & CD) • Amazon Business $8.06 1 $8.06
AmazonBasics 5-Way Multi Headphone Splitter, Lime Green • Amazon Business $6.70 1 $6.70
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (Book & CD) • Amazon Business $5.73 1 $5.73
Moana Read-Along Storybook & CD (Read-Along Storybook and CD) • Amazon Business $5.06 1 $5.06

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