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Ms. Owens from Bakersfield CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Literacy Learners Who Need a Listening and Phonics Center

Help me give my students the tools to build literacy skills! My students need a listening center, read-alongs, and phonics activities to build reading skills which will take them to the next level.

  • $998 goal

This project expired on January 29, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My first grade classroom will consist of a diverse population. At this age students are learning to be responsible while still having fun learning. My students are a mixture of interests and come from a variety of different backgrounds.

My students have various needs based on different backgrounds.

The school serves a majority of low socioeconomic status families and has a large number of English Language Learners. Their fire to learn is amazing and inspiring. My students deserve every opportunity I can give them to succeed.

My Project

Building on students' literacy skills is key to success. Early-literacy skills are crucial and hearing fluent readers helps to build those skills.

My students need a listening center to hear and reinforce what fluent reading sounds like.

The materials for this project will create a small group listening center which students will rotate to on a daily basis. Hearing fluent reading, while following along will build vocabulary, demonstrate fluency/prosody, and work on comprehension skills. The read along books (Henry and Mudge, Danny and the Dinosaur, etc) chosen for this project are engaging which will make my students excited and eager to read them. The phonics kit will be used for my students who require pre-reading skills and more intense interventions. To make this small group possible, a CD player with six headphones are needed so that all students in one group can hear the same story. I'm excited to get this up and running in my classroom!

Ms. Owens
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CALIFONE LISTENING CENTER - SPIRIT SD - 6-PERSON - 1886PLC-6 • School Specialty $185.52 1 $185.52
RE320X - I Can Read! Read-Alongs - Level 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $159.00 1 $159.00
RE225X - Ready-To-Read Read-Alongs - Level 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $139.00 1 $139.00
Listening Center Rack w/Dustcover - Supports up to 8 Headphones • Amazon Business $66.98 1 $66.98
TT303 - Road to Reading Activity Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
Staples Copy Paper, 20 Lb., 92 Bright, 8 1/2" x 11", White, 10-Ream Case (135848) • Staples Advantage $34.78 1 $34.78
Sammy the Seal (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Henry and Mudge and the Starry Night (Ready-to-Read, Level 2) • Amazon Business $4.38 2 $8.76
Little Bear's Friend (An I Can Read Book) • Amazon Business $4.34 2 $8.68
Danny and the Dinosaur • Amazon Business $3.99 2 $7.98
Henry And Mudge In The Sparkle Days • Amazon Business $3.99 2 $7.98
Henry and Mudge and the Sneaky Crackers • Amazon Business $3.99 2 $7.98
Henry and Mudge under the Yellow Moon • Amazon Business $3.99 2 $7.98
Henry and Mudge in the Green Time • Amazon Business $3.99 2 $7.98
Little Bear (An I Can Read Book) • Amazon Business $3.99 2 $7.98
Danny and the Dinosaur Go to Camp • Amazon Business $3.70 2 $7.40
Staples Facial Tissues Flat Box, 2-Ply, 160 Sheets/Box, 4 Boxes/Pack • Staples Advantage $4.49 1 $4.49

Materials cost

$722.46

Vendor shipping charges

$18.55

State sales tax

$66.11

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.84

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$847.96

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$149.64

Total project goal

$997.60

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$997.60

1 Donor

-$997.60

Donations toward project cost

-$847.96

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$149.64

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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