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  • $448 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Locke
Grades PreK-2
  • 7 donors
  • $0 still needed

Listening Center Organization

My students need 5 new CD players to listen to books-on-CD and a piece of furniture to help us keep them, the books, and also a group listening center organized and accessible.

My Students

Would you rather read a book or listen to one read to you? Most 1st graders prefer the later because some are struggling to read on their own and their like how adults use expression when they read to make the book come to life!

I have 16 students, 6 boys and 10 girls who enjoy listening to books on CD, whether individually or in a small group of 4-6.

Our school is located in a nice, supportive community in Alaska. The girls prefer fiction books and the boys prefer non-fiction and chapter books (pretty typical of 1st graders).

My Project

My students' reading levels range from struggling to advanced. To meet their needs I conduct 4 small, rotating reading groups 3 times a week. The groups do the following: meet with me for reading instruction, complete independent work from our reading curriculum, listen to books on CD in a small group at a "Listening Station" and read independently (either listen to books on CD or read silently). My students need 5 new CD players to listen to books-on-CD and a piece of furniture. The CD players will fulfill 1 of my groups (I've collected and purchased a good amount of books on CD), the piece of furniture will provide a spot and organization for 1 of the other groups.

In order to meet with a small group of 1st graders to provide reading instruction at their level, without being interrupted, I need to provide 3 other activities that keep my students busy and engaged.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Coby Portable CD Player with Headphones - Black • Best Buy $14.99 5 $74.95
JJ825 - Classic Birch Anyplace, Anytime Mobile Listening Center • Lakeshore Learning $249.00 1 $249.00

Materials cost

$323.95

Vendor shipping charges

$12.00

State sales tax

$4.86

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.86

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$380.67

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$67.18

Total project goal

$447.85

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$447.85

5 Donors

-$350.00

Donations toward project cost

-$297.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$52.50

Matching donations from our partners

-$97.85

Match offers toward project cost

-$83.17

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.68

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 16 students.

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