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Mrs. Spain from Postville IA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Listen Up...Reading Gives You The World!

My students need comfortable seating to listen to quality literature using reliable headphones and a sound system. This allows students to independently listen and follow texts that they may not otherwise be able to.

  • $607 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My family of students are nestled in a small, yet diverse 2nd grade class in Northeast Iowa. These students are my heart and I want the best for them. Giving them the best "tools" for learning will allow me to show them the world!

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched-they must be felt with the heart.

Working with these 2nd graders gives me daily JOY! Help me give them the same!

My Project

By providing students a space where there is flexible, comfortable seating with Floor Seats, and a listening center CD Player & headphones that meets the needs of a variety of groupings, students have the ability and will enjoy accessing a variety of fiction and nonfiction literature.

When students listen to quality literature in a safe learning environment, they understand the message, think critically about the content, use imagination, and make connections-that is what is at the heart of being a reader and why kids learn to love books.

Listening to reading has many benefits to non-readers, struggling readers, second-language learners, as well as confident readers. Some of these benefits include: modeling good interpretive reading, practicing critical listening skills, highlighting humor in books, introducing new genres to students that might not otherwise consider them, introducing new vocabulary or unfamiliar words or dialects, providing a read-aloud model, and

recapturing "the essence and the delights of hearing stories beautifully told by extraordinarily talented storytellers."

Young readers love a great story and a space to enJOY them.

Mrs. Spain
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.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
FN2924CX - Listening Center Headphones - Set of 8 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $129.00 1 $129.00
LA620 - All-In-One CD Player with Bluetooth® • Lakeshore Learning Materials $119.00 1 $119.00
LC405RG - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Orange • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 2 $99.98
LC405GR - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
LC405BU - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99

Materials cost

$447.96

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$30.69

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.72

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$515.37

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$90.95

Total project goal

$606.32

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$606.32

9 Donors

-$598.02

Donations toward project cost

-$515.37

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$82.65

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.30

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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