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  • $476 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Minyard
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 11 donors
  • $0 still needed

Listening Leads to Lasting Literacy!

My students need audio books to help increase literacy and fluency. I am requesting books for my listening station!

My Students

Primary students grow from hearing, doing and practicing...a complete listening station will allow my students to actively interact with reading as they become fluent readers.

My students are aged 5-7 and come from the south side of Chicago.

While we do as much as we can in the classroom, there is still much room for growth. My school is located in the heart of the city and our students come from a range of different circumstances. They are eager to learn and come to school ready for new knowledge daily.

My Project

Currently my students have a 30 minute literacy center rotation. We use computers, our classroom Promethean board, paperback books and games to become better readers and writers. I have a listening station set up but we have very few books with audio. I believe that many of my students can learn from hearing stories and because of the classroom size, it's near impossible for each student to receive a personal one on one session with a teacher each day. These books will help to close the gap on those students who need extra support in reading.

As we know, reading is the foundation of all learning.

My class is split with kindergarten and first graders. It is the most crucial point in their lives to begin reading AND to develop a love for reading. I can't think of a better way to do this than to provide fun and engaging activities for them to use. This platform will increase reading for them for years to come and will help guide our students in other academic areas as well!

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
RE732 - Stone Soup Read-Along • Lakeshore Learning Materials $44.50 1 $44.50
RE754 - The Relatives Came Read-Along • Lakeshore Learning Materials $44.50 1 $44.50
RE962 - The Doorbell Rang Read-Along • Lakeshore Learning Materials $40.50 1 $40.50
RE726 - Wemberly Worried Read-Along • Lakeshore Learning Materials $40.50 1 $40.50
RE841 - Harold and the Purple Crayon Read-Along • Lakeshore Learning Materials $40.50 1 $40.50
RE721 - All the Colors of the Earth Read-Along • Lakeshore Learning Materials $40.50 1 $40.50
RE612 - Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing Read-Along • Lakeshore Learning Materials $40.50 1 $40.50
RE722 - Jamaica’s Find Read-Along • Lakeshore Learning Materials $38.50 1 $38.50
RE758 - Tacky the Penguin Read-Along • Lakeshore Learning Materials $38.50 1 $38.50

Materials cost

$368.50

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.53

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$404.03

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$71.30

Total project goal

$475.33

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$475.33

10 Donors

-$236.79

Donations toward project cost

-$202.02

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.77

match offer

-$237.66

Match offer toward project cost

-$202.01

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$35.65

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.88

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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11 donors11 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 21 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by KIA Motors America and 10 other donors.

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