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Mrs. Donajkowski from El Mirage AZ is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Lively Lovable Little Listeners

My students need a CD/tape player for story listening purposes, as well as a classroom clock to help aid in our learning experiences.

  • $256 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Do you remember the joy on you face when you heard a story read aloud for the first time? What about all those times you got to hear the story over and over and could repeat the words verbatim? This was your first exposure to READING!

This school year I provide special education services to 42 Kindergarten-5th grade students with varying disabilities; ranging from learning- to developmental delays- to autism.

I teach in a Title-One school where families come from low-socioeconomic backgrounds, and where the majority of students come from Spanish speaking homes. My students are inquisitive, caring, energetic, and they love to come to school to learn, despite their academic limitations. This school year, funds have been very low, especially since our Override did not pass last school year. We are limited in supplies and equipment for our classrooms. My students deserve the opportunity to engage in literacy with repeat exposures to text. A listening center will provide just that; an opportunity to explore reading in a new and repetitive way, specific to their needs.

My Project

My students deserve a listening center! While working at literacy centers and during small group instruction, students will have the opportunity to engage in repeat exposures to text. As research-based best practices suggest, following along to stories read-aloud, and doing so on multiple occasions, greatly improves students' reading; this exposure models fluency, accuracy, and expression at a steady rate. These components are crucial to engaging students in the adventures of a literacy rich environment. I love reading stories to my students! However, the experience of reading independently and getting lost in a great book is truly invaluable! A listening center will develop their reading level, push them to grade level texts, and set them on a path for future success as their love for reading is enhanced.

Students who have developmental delays, autism, and learning disabilities often struggle with academic tasks.

A Listening center will allow these students the opportunity to engage in literacy in ways they haven't in the past, increasing their knowledge base and their opportunities for future success in all they do. My students will overcome many odds because of this donation to their future!

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Mrs. Donajkowski
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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12 donors12 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 42 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
NAXA Electronics Portable CD Player with AM/FM Stereo Radio and Cassette Player/Recorder (Silver) • Amazon Business $30.58 2 $61.16
Magic Tree House Collection: Books 1-8 • Amazon Business $21.94 1 $21.94
Universal Indoor/Outdoor Clock, 13 1/2-Inch, Black (11381) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
The Cat in the Hat and Other Dr. Seuss Favorites • Amazon Business $15.10 1 $15.10
The Best of Fancy Nancy CD • Amazon Business $11.94 1 $11.94
Berenstain Bear's Stories CD • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Amelia Bedelia CD Audio Collection (I Can Read Books: Level 2) • Amazon Business $11.64 1 $11.64
Frances Audio Collection CD (I Can Read Book 2) • Amazon Business $10.17 1 $10.17
The Olivia Audio Collection • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99

Materials cost

$168.62

Vendor shipping charges

$3.99

State sales tax

$12.06

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.53

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$217.20

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$38.33

Total project goal

$255.53

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$255.53

11 Donors

-$214.71

Donations toward project cost

-$190.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.71

match offer

-$32.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$27.20

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$4.80

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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