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Mrs. Maybee from Bakersfield CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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Help me give my students a listening center with headphones and books of various titles at different reading levels on CDs. These books will consist of fiction and non-fiction titles that the kids will love!

  • $1,323 goal

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My Students

My students come from a variety of backgrounds and each has a unique way of learning. They like to move, they love hands-on lessons and love lots of positive attention. Many of them are considered middle class as their socioeconomic status. Many of my students are active learners and love to move around the room. This can sometimes interrupt learning and may prevent them from getting ahead early in life. From the minute they walk in the door of my classroom, I focus on their potential and growth while doing this in a creative and positive way. My goal is reaching all of their learning needs.

My Project

Our district uses Accelerate Reader program. This program helps monitor the practice of reading. It allows the teacher to assess students to find their proper reading level. It suggests books that are level appropriate for each student. By having a listening center I will be able to have books available to help my struggling readers.

Currently, I have limited audio books in my classroom.

The books that I do have are above my struggling students reading level. I do not have a CD player that works properly and I do not have audio books on CDs, they are old fashioned cassette tapes, therefore my students are unable to listen to books on CDs.

My listening center will consist of items that I have listed below, such as a CD player, various titles of books that are both fiction and non-fiction, a cassette converter that will convert my cassettes to MP3 and cDs that go along with the book titles I have selected. Titles such as, The Magic School Bus Inside the Human Body, Chicks and Chickens, Elephants of Africa and Amelia Bedelia.

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Portable cd Player,Boombox DPNAO with Headphones Jack FM Radio Clock USB SD and Aux Gold for Kids Laptop • Amazon Business $69.69 1 $69.69
Chicks & Chickens • Amazon Business $7.99 6 $47.94
Even Monsters Need Haircuts • Amazon Business $8.78 5 $43.90
Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day • AKJ Education $6.56 6 $39.36
Elmer and the Dragon • AKJ Education $5.83 6 $34.98
Miss Nelson Is Missing! • AKJ Education $5.83 6 $34.98
Arthur Meets the President An Arthur Adventure • AKJ Education $5.83 6 $34.98
Chicks & Chickens • AKJ Education $5.83 6 $34.98
Elephants of Africa • AKJ Education $5.83 6 $34.98
The Dragons of Blueland • AKJ Education $5.83 6 $34.98
My Father's Dragon • AKJ Education $5.10 6 $30.60
Piggie Pie! • AKJ Education $5.83 5 $29.15
Miss Nelson Is Back • AKJ Education $5.83 5 $29.15
Who Is Jane Goodall? • AKJ Education $4.37 6 $26.22
The Hallo-wiener • AKJ Education $5.10 5 $25.50
The Pout-Pout Fish • Amazon Business $5.02 5 $25.10
Harry the Dirty Dog • Amazon Business $4.99 5 $24.95
Rybozen Portable Cassette Player Recorders, Standalone Digital Audio Music Recorder Tape to MP3 Converter/Player Save into USB Flash Drive/No PC Required • Amazon Business $24.91 1 $24.91
Days with Frog and Toad • AKJ Education $3.64 6 $21.84
Frog and Toad Together (Common Core Exemplar) • AKJ Education $3.64 6 $21.84
Amelia Bedelia • AKJ Education $3.64 6 $21.84
Frog and Toad All Year • AKJ Education $3.64 6 $21.84
Henry and Mudge in Puddle Trouble • AKJ Education $3.64 6 $21.84
Thank You, Amelia Bedelia • AKJ Education $3.64 6 $21.84
Fox at School (Penguin Young Readers, Level 3) • Amazon Business $3.99 5 $19.95
Elephants of Africa • AKJ Education $17.96 1 $17.96
Chicks and Chickens • AKJ Education $17.96 1 $17.96
Henry and Mudge in Puddle Trouble • AKJ Education $17.96 1 $17.96
Play Ball, Amelia Bedelia • AKJ Education $2.91 6 $17.46
Come Back, Amelia Bedelia • AKJ Education $2.91 6 $17.46
Amelia Bedelia and the Surprise Shower • AKJ Education $2.91 6 $17.46
The Magic School Bus Inside the Human Body - Audio Library Edition Library Edition • AKJ Education $17.09 1 $17.09
PNY Attache USB 2.0 Flash Drive, 16GB / BLACK / 5 PACK (P-FD16GX5ATT03-MP) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
The Pout-Pout Fish book and CD storytime set • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Amelia Bedelia: CD Audio Collection • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
CD-Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day • AKJ Education $10.18 1 $10.18
Three Tales of My Father's Dragon My Father's Dragon/Elmer and the Dragon/The Dragons of Blueland • AKJ Education $9.45 1 $9.45
Miss Nelson Is Back book and CD • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Piggie Pie! Book & CD • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Caps for Sale Book and CD Caps for Sale Book and CD • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Who Is Jane Goodall? • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10

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