More than half of students from low‑income households
$0 still needed
My students need three more CD players to listen to stories at our listening center. We have two that are always in demand or the batteries are wearing out and expensive.
Twenty students and two CD players for a listening center do not equal a happy kindergartner. Imagine finally getting to be at the listening center and then having the batteries wear out. How disappointing! Please help us change our situation to a happy one with more players and rechargeable batteries.
I have 20, absolutely adorable 5 years old.
We are located in a Village in upstate New York. They are a close group of students that love school. Our classroom has a 65% poverty level and ESL students. Due to the high level of poverty and non-English speaking families, it is so important for them to be exposed to literature during school. They just love listening to stories.
Our students do not have books at home and their families never go to the public library. The only stories that are read to them are by me. Each day, our students will go to the listening center and listen to a story on CD. Now, more children will be able to go to this center. And with rechargeable batteries, they won't have to wait for me to go to the store or have a family purchase more batteries. They will improve their listening skills, comprehension strategies, and writing about their favorite part of the story.
Having books on CDs and having a listening center in their classroom will make a world of difference in their lives.
They will be able to hear a new story every day at this center. Students will be exposed to a variety of books and authors. They will make connections to the text, other books, and the world. And the rechargeable batteries will keep our center running. As a high poverty school, asking for families to buy them isn't a successful request.
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