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Ms. Cirignani from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Listening Center for Special Needs Students

My students need a classroom Listening Center.

  • $571 goal

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My Students

I work in a high school life skills program on the Southwest side of Chicago. Being a neighborhood school, and over 80% Hispanic and 20% African American, these students are often overlooked.

My classroom serves 25 students with autism and other intellectual disabilities.

My students work on both academic and life skills, in hopes of becoming more independent in their future. Though they might act, look, and learn differently; they deserve every opportunity to receive the best education possible. Thank you in advance for making a difference in my classroom.

My Project

I am asking for a classroom Listening Center which includes: 4 washable headphones, a CD player, a Read Along Library and a Building Vocabulary Skill Packet. This is a budget-friendly option to include more technology in our classroom. A Listening Center will allow students to work independently or with peers without teacher supervision. This will make more time for progress monitoring and one on one teacher interventions.

The listening center will improve student fluency, vocabulary and comprehension.

All of my students love books and music. Each story in the Read Along Library has engaging music as the narrator reads. The Classroom Listening Center can be used for positive reinforcement and a calming tool for hyperactive students.

Ms. Cirignani
Grades 9-12
Nearly all 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 25 students.

12 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
FF290 - Best-Buy Listening Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $199.00 1 $199.00
HH870X - Building Vocabulary Listening Center Skill Packs - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $169.00 1 $169.00
RR435 - Storyteller Read-Along Library • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 1 $79.99

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