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Mrs. Kuchar from Oakland CA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Listen Up! Music and Spoken Word Materials for 1st Graders

Help me give my students a Bluetooth speaker to project music from other devices, a diverse collection of music CDs, and a small storage unit for our listening center.

  • $221 goal

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My Students

As a teacher at a Title I school, my students are faced with challenges inside and outside of the classroom. My ultimate goal is, in partnership with their parents and families, to help to guide them to become outstanding citizens who believe in their potential and persist in reaching their goals.

My first graders this year are engaged learners who are energized by music or spoken word.

Teaching through song, musical transitions, listening to books read aloud -- these are their favorite moments of the day.

My Project

My students respond very positively to music and spoken word used in a variety of ways in the classroom. The Bluetooth speaker will help me to project music for musical transitions and while playing calm music during writing or mindfulness time.

I feel that it is very important to expose children to diverse genres of music.

The collection of CDs would allow me to have a range of types of music to choose from.

Finally, my 1st graders love to listen to books or songs read aloud and follow along in the text. While we are lucky enough to have materials for a listening center, we do not have a easy-to-use storage system like I've requested.

Mrs. Kuchar
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 23 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
GG819 - Read-Along Storage Unit Only • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 1 $79.99
Latin Playground • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Insignia? - Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Black • Best Buy Education $13.34 1 $13.34
World Sing Along • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Universal Music CD Teaching Material (M14048) • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Best Of Raffi • Amazon Business $10.94 1 $10.94

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