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Ms. Cordeiro from Bridgeport CT is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Little Readers Need a Listening Center!

My students need a listening center in our first grade classroom, to use during our morning literacy block. They also need 3 sets of Classic Read-Alongs.

  • $927 goal

This project expired on February 24, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Listening to a story is one of the best ways for tiny developing readers to excel in their journey towards being able to read and comprehend books on their own. By being able to listen to one story a day, independently, my first graders would be receiving such a GIFT in their academic growth!

My students are a fantastic group of first graders, living in a very urban setting in a city in Connecticut.

Our school is a K-8 school, with very limited resources. Their lives are tough and they face many personal and academic challenges on a day to day basis. However, they are no different from other 6 year olds-they love learning, playing and being kids. Exposing them to new experiences and technology is hard, but it is something I always strive to do during my 6 years here. The rewards I feel every day are so wonderful and my kids are some of the most loving little learners you will ever meet.

My Project

If we had a listening center in our classroom, I would be able to expose my children to a new form of literacy. It would help them develop as readers who are fluent, who understand what they are reading and who seek out new literature to explore. Most importantly, it would absolutely help me as a teacher foster a LOVE for reading and learning in each of my students. In first grade you learn and grow so much. Having a listening center in my classroom would mean so much to my students' futures as bright young minds.

Teaching in the setting that I do-poor, urban, tough-often limits the things I can provide for my students.

I give them all I can, I provide much of what we have out of my own pocket. Sometimes I cannot do that, but it doesn't mean my kids deserve it any less. I would love nothing more than seeing their faces and enthusiasm if this valuable asset joined our classroom. It would be used everyday and it is a gift that would help my students this year and for many years to come.

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

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This project will reach 21 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
GG820 - Read-Along Listening Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $179.00 1 $179.00
RE745X - Classroom Classics Read-Alongs - Set 6 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $169.00 1 $169.00
RE820X - Classroom Classics Read-Alongs - Set 3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $159.00 1 $159.00
RE600X - Classroom Classics Read-Alongs - Set 5 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $159.00 1 $159.00
JJ665 - Portable CD Player • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 1 $79.99

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