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Mrs. Hagen from Fort Collins CO is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Listening to Stories Develops a Love for Literacy!

Help me give my students new supplies to improve our literacy listening center!

  • $592 goal

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My Students

I teach the most incredible six and seven year olds. My students come from very diverse backgrounds. Our school serves mid-town neighborhoods, students from a homeless shelter and safe house, and English-language learners from many different countries. We are all so different, and yet our class feels like a family. We challenge each other, learn from each other, and love each other every day.

My students are incredibly curious, inquisitive, thoughtful, hard-working, and kind!

They help each other out, learn from each other, inquire, share ideas and hugs, compliment each other and challenge each other, and come to school eager to learn everyday. I am an incredibly lucky teacher to have such a sweet, ambitious group of six and seven year olds!

My Project

My 22 first graders absolutely love listening to stories. You can see magic in their eyes when we read aloud books, and they are so engaged when they get to listen to our class listening library.

Our current listening center has been "well-loved," and it is in need of an update.

I am hoping to provide my students with new CD players, as ours are currently broken. I'm also eager to increase their access to the collection of stories in our listening library by creating kid-friendly storage systems for the books, cds, and headphones.

I know that a new, updated listening center would allow my students to continue to develop a love for stories!

Mrs. Hagen
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Tyler Portable Sport Stereo CD Player TAU101-SL with AM/FM Radio and Aux & Headphone Jack Line-in (Silver) • Amazon Business $34.95 3 $104.85
Brentwood Originals Cut Fur Pillow 20x48 Mineral • Amazon Business $30.72 2 $61.44
EasyPAG Office Folder Holder Organizer Mesh File Box Foldable Storage Crate, Black • Amazon Business $17.79 3 $53.37
HBOEMDE Goose Down Alternative Bed Pillows Sleeping(2 Pack)-King(36" x 20")- Filling 3D Anti Mite, Anti Mildew, Hypoallergenic Virgin Polyester- 233TC 100% Cotton Cover • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Gibraltar Mailboxes Franklin Medium Capacity Galvanized Steel Black, Post-Mount Mailbox, FM110B00 • Amazon Business $29.93 1 $29.93
Wooden Mail Organizer Desktop with Block Calendar – Mail Sorter Countertop Organizer – Desk Decorations for Women Office • Amazon Business $29.87 1 $29.87
Deflecto Docupocket Stackable Wall Pocket, 13 x 4 x 7", Black (73204) • Amazon Business $8.99 3 $26.97
AmazonBasics AAA Rechargeable Batteries (8-Pack) and Ni-MH AA & AAA Battery Charger With USB Port Set • Amazon Business $25.98 1 $25.98
Kids Headphones - noot products K11 Foldable Stereo Tangle-Free 3.5mm Jack Wired Cord On-Ear Headset for Children/Teens/Boys/Girls/Smartphones/School/Kindle/Airplane Travel/Plane/Tablet (Navy/Teal) • Amazon Business $10.99 2 $21.98
Reafort Luxury Long Hair, PV Fur, Faux Fur Body Pillow Cover/Case 21"x48" with Zipper Closure (Black, 21"X 48" Pillow Cover • Amazon Business $10.99 2 $21.98
AmazonBasics Hanging File Folders - Letter Size (25 Pack) - Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
AmazonBasics AAA Rechargeable Batteries (12-Pack) - Packaging May Vary • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99

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