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Mrs. Peters from Louisville KY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Literacy Through Music

My students need a DVD player, 2 CD players and books on CD to increase fluency and reading abilities.

  • $426 goal

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My Students

Students in Kindergarten are learning how to love books. By combining music tapes we already have with the written word we will be able to enhance their love of reading. The added books to our listening library would ensure students hear fluent reading allowing for stronger readers as they progress.

Students in my classroom come from high poverty, low literacy education homes.

Any time that we can expose students to forms of literature we are creating a stronger connection to the world as a whole. Many students have frequent times that parents are unable to even afford basic needs. These worries in the home decreases the amount of time parents can spend ensuring the students' school work is on target and/or allow them exposure to the written word.

My Project

An overview of resources includes CD players to join music and literacy together. I am also requesting audiobooks to allow children to hear more books than we could ever read out loud in class. Young children can develop a sense of reading the more often they hear the written word come to life. Students in other homes may have parents who read, but many times our students do not even own books of their own. The DVD player would allow us to add movement and times when the whole class could watch a DVD of a book we have previously read to show that the written word does come to life.

Our students deserve the opportunity to catch up on preschool skills they may not have been offered.

The more words a child has been exposed to the better their reading will become. My goal is to expose them to books in a variety of ways to ensure we have readers and learners for the future.

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Mrs. Peters
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
GPX - Portable CD/CD-R/RW Boombox with AM/FM Radio - Black • Best Buy $37.99 2 $75.98
Samsung - DVD Player • Best Buy $39.99 1 $39.99
Biscuit • AKJ Books $14.56 1 $14.56
Green Light Readers • AKJ Books $14.42 1 $14.42
How Do Dinosaurs Go to School? Jane Yolen, Mark Teague • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food? Jane Yolen • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Curious George''s First Day Of School • AKJ Books $8.02 1 $8.02
No Mirrors in My Nana''s House Ysaye M. Barnwell, Synthia Sai • AKJ Books $5.84 1 $5.84
How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night? (How Do Dinosaurs...? Serie • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
One Hundred Days, Plus One • AKJ Books $13.83 1 $13.83
Snow • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Loukoumis Good Deeds (Book CD Narrated by Jennifer Aniston • AKJ Books $14.36 1 $14.36
JJ435 - Storyteller Read-Along Library • Lakeshore Learning $99.00 1 $99.00

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