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  • $868 goal

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Mrs. Reyes
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 12 donors
  • $0 still needed

Listen, Learn and Conquer

My students need a CD/cassette player, new headphones and books to listen to in their listening center.

My Students

Hearing a book read aloud helps students see how the words in a page work together to bring a story to life. My classroom is a Dual Language Spanish 3/4th split. All of my students are English Language Learners and they love listening to stories.

My school is a neighborhood school located in a low income area.

Because we are in a low income area we lack many of the technological resources to run a modern classroom. Most of my students' parents are illiterate and count with very few resources to offer their young ones. My students have little to no exposure to books at home, so most of their interactions with books happens in school. All of my students are English Language Learners and they work very hard to succeed academically in their native and second languages. They are still working on acquiring the vocabulary and reading strategies that can help them succeed as readers.

My Project

Since my students have limited access to books at home I am requesting a CD/cassette player, a new set of headphones and some books to be able to set a listening center. Having a listening center will help them listen to stories independently as they learn how words come together in a fluid motion to give life to a story. This will allow students to develop a love of reading and listening to stories, as well as putting the reading strategies we have learned in class to use (Questioning, Inferring, Evaluating, Deciphering, Predicting). Also, the more they listen to their favorite stories the greater the likelihood that they acquire new vocabulary words.

When using a listening center students can improve their comprehension and fluency in both English and Spanish.

Since listening to books in a listening center is not an isolated activity, students will be able to listen to books with friends and share ideas about the books with each other. This will help them develop the critical thinking skills they will need in their current and future academic life.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
RE430X - Leveled R-T Read-Alongs • Lakeshore Learning Materials $229.00 1 $229.00
EW208 - Wireless Classroom Headphones Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $199.00 1 $199.00
EE493 - Classroom CD & Single Cassette Player • Lakeshore Learning Materials $189.00 1 $189.00
EW209 - Extra Wireless Headphones • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 2 $79.98

Materials cost

$696.98

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.45

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$737.43

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$130.13

Total project goal

$867.56

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$867.56

10 Donors

-$588.15

Donations toward project cost

-$503.68

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$84.47

Matching donations from our partners

-$275.00

Match offers toward project cost

-$233.75

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$41.25

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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12 donors12 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 24 students.

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