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Mrs. Calhoun from Durham NC is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Listening Lounges: Books Need to be Heard and Read!

Help me give my students Jensen CD players so our media center can have four new listening lounges for our books on CD.

  • $271 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students attend a large middle school in Durham, North Carolina. 70% of our 950+ student population receives free or reduced price lunch, so supporting our community of learners is vital for their success.

Students at my school are resilient, brave, talented, dedicated, eager to learn, but facing enormous challenges.

We have a large school in a district that is continually having to make budget cuts so our staff and students are expected to do more with less on a daily basis.

As the Media Coordinator, I am always trying to bring in programs and activities that allow students to experience creating, making, and problem solving. Our students deserve this type of mind stretch especially when our school culture puts so much emphasis on testing data. Rigorous and exciting hands-on activities give our students opportunities to grow those dendrites and make those connections so they can be successful in life, not just on a standardized test.

My Project

Reading Rocks but sometimes hearing the words inspires the love of reading. Audio books are a crucial part of our diversified learning community. Currently we have three old boom boxes set up as "listening lounges" so that students can read/listen to awesome books by Kwame Alexander, Jason Reynolds, and Jacqueline Woodson.

Our Media Center's listening lounges are visited daily by students who may be struggling readers, non native speakers, and students who haven't yet found reading to be a delightful joy.

Four more listening lounges would really help accommodate all of our readers needs during their IRT (individual reading time).

Mrs. Calhoun
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
JENSEN CD-490 Portable Stereo CD Player with AM/FM Radio and Aux Line-In, Red and Black • Amazon Business $35.88 4 $143.52
Belkin RockStar 5-Jack Multi Headphone Audio Splitter (Light Green) • Amazon Business $9.93 4 $39.72

Materials cost

$183.24

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$14.29

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.75

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$230.28

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$40.64

Total project goal

$270.92

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$270.92

1 Donor

-$266.51

Donations toward project cost

-$230.28

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.23

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

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$0.00

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