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Mrs. Shivers from Houston TX is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Listening Our Way To Better Reading Part 1

My students need headphones and MP3 players to be able to have a listening center.

  • $234 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are very independent and ready to take their learning into their own hands. They are curious, inquisitive, and outgoing. There is no challenge they are not willing to tackle.

Teaching in such a diverse city like Houston, my students deserve the best education that our school can give them.

I want them to reach for the moon, but also know if they miss, that it is OK. In our classroom, they are a community and they are in charge, I am just there if they need help. My kids never give up and push forward until they are finished and have done the best they can do.

My Project

As a second year teacher, I don't have a listening center for my students. I follow the daily 5 routine, but my students aren't able to do the listening part of daily 5. My kids love to read to themselves and to a partner, but they are missing the listen to reading.

Reading along, while you listen to the CD is very important for beginning readers, not only does it help develop a love for reading, but it helps with fluency and comprehension.

It is especially beneficial to my kids who can't quite read yet this gives them an outlet to be able to enjoy books.

I only have a few headphones for my kids to use and they are slowly breaking. Getting them a handful of new headphones will help bring the books to life as they read along with the CD. The MP3 players will give them the tools to listen to all the books. I will be able to upload it into the MP3 players to give them so many different books to choose from.

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This project will reach 21 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
AGPTEK 16GB MP3 Player with FM Radio/Voice Recorder, 80 Hours Playback and Expandable Up to 64GB, A20BS (Black) • Amazon Business $36.89 3 $110.67
BEHRINGER HPM1000 • Amazon Business $9.99 5 $49.95
The Good Dinosaur (Read-Along Storybook and CD) (A Disney Storybook and CD) • Amazon Business $5.06 1 $5.06

Materials cost

$165.68

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.49

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$198.17

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$34.97

Total project goal

$233.14

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$233.14

1 Donor

-$233.14

Donations toward project cost

-$198.17

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.97

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$0.00

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