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Ms. Salino from Brookline MA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Listening Center for First Grade!

My students need 8 headphones with a junction and cd player for our listening center. We also need an audio library of leveled books, and multiple copies of each.

  • $988 goal

This project expired on March 6, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We love to listen to stories and would love to work at a Listening Center during our literacy time! Our school library does not offer audio Cd's, cassettes, or matching leveled books. Obtaining the necessary equipment is costly, but the benefits from listening to audiobooks are great! Please help!

I teach at a Title I school in Brookline, Massachusetts, where a large portion of our student body come from low-income homes and receive free or reduced breakfast and lunch.

My students are sweet and caring first graders. They have a love for learning and are eager to be read to, however, not all children come from homes where adults are able to engage them with read-alouds as often as they may require. Many of my students begin first grade reading well below grade level and would greatly benefit from read-alouds in the form of audiobooks.

My Project

We will use our Listening Center during our 90-minute literacy block, which is a school-wide initiative implemented this year. During the block I meet with students in leveled groups for targeted teaching and guided reading. Our Listening Center will provide a means for students to independently listen to stories while I meet with reading groups. It can be difficult to empower young children to work independently and with purpose for such an extended period of time, but our Listening Center will be a great addition to our independent literacy centers. Obtaining multiple copies of each book will allow multiple children to follow along with the words as they listen to the audio.

A Listening Center is a valuable teaching tool in a first grade classroom.

Early readers benefit from models of fluent reading. Students also gain new vocabulary and understandings of narrative structure. Listening Centers are also wonderful fun! They engage early readers and foster a love of reading early on, which is vital for young children. My struggling readers will feel comfortable and successful following along with the words of an audiobook, which is critical!

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8 donors8 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
GG820 - Read-Along Listening Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $179.00 1 $179.00
RE225X - Ready-To-Read Read-Alongs - Level 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $139.00 1 $139.00
RE318 - Favorite Picture Book Single Student Read-Alongs - Set 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $99.50 1 $99.50
JJ665 - Portable CD Player • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 1 $79.99
Lilly''s Purple Plastic Purse when gone use 9780688128975 • AKJ Books $21.86 1 $21.86
Cat in the Hat and Other Dr. Seuss Favorites, The CD • AKJ Books $14.59 1 $14.59
CD-Amelia Bedelia (Audio) • AKJ Books $10.94 1 $10.94
CD-Lilly''s Big Day and Other Stories: 9 Stories Kevin Henkes, P • AKJ Books $10.91 1 $10.91
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie Laura Joffe Numeroff, Felicia B • AKJ Books $8.75 1 $8.75
Tacky the Penguin • AKJ Books $8.02 1 $8.02
Arthur Meets the President (Arthur Adventures Series) Marc B • AKJ Books $8.02 1 $8.02
Martha Speaks • AKJ Books $8.02 1 $8.02
Curious George Goes to the Hospital • AKJ Books $7.99 1 $7.99
Harry and the Lady Next Door: (I Can Read Book Series: Level • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Frog and Toad Are Friends (I Can Read Book Series: Level 2) • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Giraffes Can''t Dance • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Pumpkin Soup Helen Cooper • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Owl Babies • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Caps for Sale: A Tale of a Peddler, Some Monkeys, and Their • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Fox in Socks: Book & CD Dr. Seuss • AKJ Books $7.26 1 $7.26
Little Bear (I Can Read Book Series) Else Holmelund Minarik, • AKJ Books $7.26 1 $7.26
Green Eggs and Ham: Book & CD Dr. Seuss • AKJ Books $7.26 1 $7.26
Fox in Socks Book & CD (Book and CD) • Amazon $7.16 1 $7.16
Fox in Socks Book & CD (Book and CD) • Amazon $6.99 1 $6.99
Surprising Sharks • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
Stone Soup • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
Walk with a Wolf: Read, Listen and Wonder Janni Howker, Sara • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
Ice Bear • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie Mini Book and CD (If You Give...) • Amazon $5.69 1 $5.69
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie Mini Book and CD (If You Give...) • Amazon $5.68 1 $5.68
Stone Soup (Flip-Up Fairy Tales) • Amazon $4.86 1 $4.86
Ice Bear: Read and Wonder: In the Steps of the Polar Bear • Amazon $4.02 1 $4.02
Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse • Amazon $4.00 1 $4.00
Caps for Sale: A Tale of a Peddler, Some Monkeys and Their Monkey Business • Amazon $3.99 1 $3.99
Surprising Sharks: Read and Wonder • Amazon $3.99 1 $3.99
Surprising Sharks: Read and Wonder • Amazon $3.99 1 $3.99
Caps for Sale: A Tale of a Peddler, Some Monkeys and Their Monkey Business • Amazon $3.99 1 $3.99
Walk with a Wolf: Read and Wonder • Amazon $3.94 1 $3.94
Walk with a Wolf: Read and Wonder • Amazon $3.94 1 $3.94
Green Eggs and Ham (I Can Read It All by Myself) • Amazon $3.88 1 $3.88
Green Eggs and Ham (I Can Read It All by Myself) • Amazon $3.88 1 $3.88
Tacky the Penguin • Amazon $3.80 1 $3.80
Martha Speaks • Amazon $3.63 1 $3.63
Martha Speaks • Amazon $3.63 1 $3.63
Harry and the Lady Next Door (I Can Read Book 1) • Amazon $3.58 1 $3.58
Harry and the Lady Next Door (I Can Read Book 1) • Amazon $3.58 1 $3.58
Arthur Meets the President: An Arthur Adventure (Arthur Adventure Series) • Amazon $3.51 1 $3.51
Arthur Meets the President: An Arthur Adventure (Arthur Adventure Series) • Amazon $3.51 1 $3.51
Curious George Goes to the Hospital • Amazon $3.34 1 $3.34
Curious George Goes to the Hospital • Amazon $3.34 1 $3.34
Stone Soup (Flip-Up Fairy Tales) • Amazon $2.00 1 $2.00
The Cat in the Hat Book & CD (Book and CD) • Amazon $1.50 1 $1.50
The Cat in the Hat Book & CD (Book and CD) • Amazon $1.50 1 $1.50
Amelia Bedelia Collection (I Can Read Book 2) • Amazon $1.05 1 $1.05
Amelia Bedelia Collection (I Can Read Book 2) • Amazon $1.04 1 $1.04
Ice Bear: Read and Wonder: In the Steps of the Polar Bear • Amazon $0.03 1 $0.03
Owl Babies • Amazon $0.01 1 $0.01
Owl Babies • Amazon $0.01 1 $0.01
Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse • Amazon $0.01 1 $0.01

Materials cost

$797.42

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.96

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$839.38

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$148.13

Total project goal

$987.51

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$987.51

8 Donors

-$879.86

Donations toward project cost

-$839.38

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$40.48

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$107.65

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$0.00

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