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Mrs. Townsend from Cleveland OH is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Listening While You Learn!

Help me give my students personal CD players and audiobooks to differentiate instruction during our learning centers.

  • $719 goal

This project expired on June 23, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are always excited and eager to learn new things. Our classroom consists of a diverse group of students with varying disabilities including ADHD, specific learning disabilities, behavior difficulties and cognitive delays. Most students don’t have access to technology at home, so a lot of them are only exposed to technology when they’re in school. I have an inquisitive group of students, who are always eager to work with technology.

They attend a Title I school where they all qualify for free breakfast and lunch.

The majority of them come from low socioeconomic backgrounds.

My students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. Despite the many challenges they face, I am looking to provide my students with creative and meaningful learning experiences.

My Project

All of my students want to read on their own, but for some it can be a challenge. Having a classroom library filled with engaging audiobooks will give each class choices of independent reading novels that will interest and engage them. We are always looking to make connections between our curriculum and the outside world.

We need a variety of independent reading books and personal CD players that will engage them, boost their love of reading, and bring the outside world into our classroom.

Funding this project will allow me to enrich our classroom library with quality literature, both fiction and nonfiction, that students could read across the curriculum.

Students could then take Accelerated Reader quizzes on them, which boosts their reading comprehension skills. This will set them up for success in other areas of learning.

Mrs. Townsend
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 60 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Jensen PRSNL CD PLYR Bass Boost • Amazon Business $18.30 4 $73.20
Junie B Jones: Books 1-8 • AKJ Education $21.90 1 $21.90
Out of My Mind • AKJ Education $21.89 1 $21.89
The Roald Dahl Audio Collection • AKJ Education $21.89 1 $21.89
Safari • AKJ Education $17.96 1 $17.96
Trains • AKJ Education $17.96 1 $17.96
Cracking the Wall The Struggles of the Little Rock Nine • AKJ Education $17.96 1 $17.96
Swim, Fish!: Explore the Coral Reef • AKJ Education $17.96 1 $17.96
Race Day • AKJ Education $17.96 1 $17.96
Jump, Pup! • AKJ Education $17.96 1 $17.96
A Picture Book of Martin Luther King, Jr. • AKJ Education $17.06 1 $17.06
A Picture Book of Harriet Tubman • AKJ Education $17.06 1 $17.06
Jamaica Tag-Along Book and CD • AKJ Education $8.02 2 $16.04
Bud, Not Buddy • AKJ Education $14.60 1 $14.60
The Cat in the Hat and Other Dr. Seuss Favorites • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
From the Mixed-up files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane • AKJ Education $14.56 1 $14.56
I Have a Dream (Book & CD) Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Blake Griffin • AKJ Education $10.95 1 $10.95
Chocolate Fever • AKJ Education $10.95 1 $10.95
Nate the Great Collected Stories • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
Amelia Bedelia: CD Audio Collection • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
A to Z Mysteries: Books H-J The Haunted Hotel; The Invisible Island; The Jaguar's Jewel • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
A to Z Mysteries • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
Ramona the Pest CD • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
The Landry News • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
The New Kid on the Block CD • AKJ Education $10.91 1 $10.91
CD-The Best of Fancy Nancy 6 Stories • AKJ Education $10.21 1 $10.21
Three Tales of My Father's Dragon My Father's Dragon/Elmer and the Dragon/The Dragons of Blueland • AKJ Education $9.45 1 $9.45
Ramona the Brave CD Ramona the Brave CD • AKJ Education $8.99 1 $8.99
Jamaica's Find Book & CD • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Miss Nelson Is Back book and CD • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
The Magic School Bus Inside the Earth - Audio • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
What Pet Should I Get? / One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
The Rain Came Down - Audio • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Freaky Monday CD Freaky Monday CD • AKJ Education $7.18 1 $7.18
CD-Ramona and Her Mother • AKJ Education $6.30 1 $6.30
Who Was Dr. Seuss? • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Who Is Jane Goodall? • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Who Was Jackie Robinson? • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Who Was Walt Disney? • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Low Price CD • AKJ Education $4.20 1 $4.20

Materials cost

$572.06

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.58

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$610.64

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$107.76

Total project goal

$718.40

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$718.40

2 Donors

-$479.00

Donations toward project cost

-$407.15

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$71.85

match offer

-$239.40

Match offer toward project cost

-$203.49

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$35.91

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$0.00

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