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Mrs. Adkins from Abilene TX is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Listening Center for Balanced Literacy

My students need a listening center. The see and store pouches will protect the books making them usable for years to come. The listening center makes it accessible to students. The books and audio will complete it.

  • $461 goal

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My Students

Kindergarten is such a special grade, it is some students for introduction to school and classroom learning. I want to make their first year of elementary amazing and set up their foundation for being lifelong learners. In order to do this I must keep learning fun and engaging.

I work at a Title one school in Texas were most of the students are on our free/reduced lunch plan.

Many students face hardships and still come to school with a smile on their face, ready to learn.

My Project

Some students have never gotten to experience the joy of being read aloud too. With this center I plan to change that. Of course I will read aloud to my students in class, but this center is a great tool in teaching students to work independently, while I get to work in small groups or one-on-one. Studies show reading aloud to young children is not only one of the best activities to stimulate language and cognitive skills; it also builds motivation, curiosity, and memory. Bardige, B. Talk to Me, Baby!(2009), Paul H Brookes Pub Co. With your help I will be able to foster a love for reading in my kindergarten class.

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, 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.

This project will reach 24 students.

6 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
RE725X - Favorite Picture Book Read-Alongs - Set 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $199.00 1 $199.00
FF280X - Best-Buy Listening Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $99.50 1 $99.50
GG834X - See & Store Book Pouch - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $57.99 1 $57.99

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