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Mrs. Clifford from Hickory CRNRS MI is requesting instructional technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Listen, Learn, Literacy!

My students need audio technology and organizational tools to have a Listening Center in the classroom.

  • $165 goal

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My Students

My Young Fives classroom at our elementary school is a place where those who are too young or socially/emotionally not ready for Kindergarten thrive. Students are given the opportunity to develop social skills, learn through play, and get exposure to Kindergarten standards. I have eighteen students in my classroom, including one ELL student and one IEP.

Young Fives students possess an advantage academically and socially when they start Kindergarten.

Our elementary is part of Gull Lake Community Schools, a rural school district in Kalamazoo County, MI.

My Project

My students need a CD player, headphones, and an audio splitter to create a Listening Center in the classroom. Students will use an audio Phonemic Awareness program to complete activities that teach rhyming, blending, phoneme deletion, phoneme segmentation, and more. Students will use book bins to store their collection of books from Guided Reading groups and the classroom library.

The Phonemic Awareness skills gained from our Listening Center are vital components to furthering students' ability to stretch and sound out words.

It is my goal that students develop a greater love for reading by having their own treasury of books in their book bins. Through acquisition of these skills, students will be prepared for literary success in Kindergarten!

Mrs. Clifford
Grades PreK-2

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
AmazonBasics Lightweight On-Ear Headphones - Black • Amazon Business $14.99 4 $59.96
ONN CD/AM/FM Portable Boombox with Line-in Jack (Certified Refurbished) • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Storex Small Book Bin with Front Pockets, 11.75 x 4.5 x 8.5", Assorted Colors, Case of 6 (70113U06C) • Amazon Business $4.69 3 $14.07
AmazonBasics 5-Way Multi Headphone Splitter, Purple • Amazon Business $6.59 1 $6.59
Mudder 4 Pack Headphone Headset Hanger Monitor Stand Holder Headset Stick-on Hook, Black • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69

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