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 »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

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.

 
See this teacher's page

Ms. Owens from Memphis TN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Listen Up, Kids!!

Help me give my students Listen Along Books and CD sets for our classroom listening center!

  • $196 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come from a high poverty area and face many challenges at such a young age. Many of them are not on grade level in reading or math. Despite these challenges, my students show a strong love for learning. I try to create an environment where they can feel loved and appreciated while supporting their needs.

Energetic, enthusiastic, and kind are just a few words to describe my 22 lovely kindergarteners.

They bring me such joy in knowing that they want to learn!

My Project

A Listen Along book library will help to enhance my students’ ability to increase their comprehension skills. It will also create a print-rich environment in my classroom. Young learners learn first through print seen from the environment. Having a variety of print around the classroom will encourage and enhance their understanding of the importance of reading.

Comprehension skills are necessary for student success!

I have an amazing CD/Cassette Player System, however, I do not have the necessary read-along books and CDs. My students love when I read stories to them and I believe that adding a listening center would be highly beneficial. I have chosen this selection of books based on my student’s interests as well as their need to understand their culture. After listening to the stories, students will draw and/or write about the setting, characters and major events.

Ms. Owens
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Ms. Owens is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Listen Along Book and CD Set - Set of 8 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $77.36 1 $77.36
Multicultural Book and CD Set (Set of 5) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $56.66 1 $56.66

Materials cost

$134.02

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.01

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$166.03

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$29.30

Total project goal

$195.33

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$195.33

2 Donors

-$98.00

Donations toward project cost

-$83.45

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.55

Matching donations from our partners

-$97.15

Match offers toward project cost

-$82.58

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.57

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.18

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Memphis","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[2961591],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"TN","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":4165751,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/listen-up-kids/4165751/","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":22,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Owens","authorIds":{"2961591":{"owner":"Ms. Owens","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[4165751],"proposalHash":"-416013557","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/orig/tp2961591_orig.jpg?crop=1:1,smart&width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1559265615165","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20595781,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MjE3NzQwOQ==","NjQwNDA1Mw==","NjQ1NTIzOQ==","Mjk2MTU5MQ=="],"teacherId":2961591,"schoolCounty":"Shelby","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"TN","name":"Tennessee"}}