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  • $178 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Flickinger
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 5 donors
  • $0 still needed

Making Books Come to Life

My students need 2 listening hubs with 5 headphones for a listening work station for literature circles.

My Students

Can you imagine opening a book and not be able to read it because you don't understand all of the words in the English language?

I work in an elementary building in the state of Kansas.

The majority of the students in our building are Hispanic with a few Vietnamese, African American and Caucasian students mixed in. We are a Title I school with 91% of our students receiving free and reduced price lunches. We are also a Focus school based on our state assessment scores from the last few years.

My Project

There are 4 modes of learning: reading, speaking, listening and writing. My goal here is to help my students work on two of these learning modes, read and listening. I believe hearing a book read helps students see how words on a page can come alive in a fluid and expressive way. I believe it helps them focus on words read with no interruptions and it lets them hear fluent reading. In our literature circles, the students will be paired up with other students to listen to the same story and they will have the opportunity to discuss their thinking with their classmates after the story has finished.

These listening hubs and headphones will provide a wonderful opportunity for my students to hear new and interesting vocabulary that they may not hear in every day conversations and the best thing about this is they can read and listen to the stories again and again.

This will help with word recognition and their automaticity. This not only will benefit my lowest readers in class, but it will also benefit my higher readers by giving them more challenging texts to listen too.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sony MDR 222KD - headphones • Best Buy for Business $14.99 5 $74.95
Belkin RockStar - headphones splitter • Best Buy for Business $14.99 2 $29.98

Materials cost

$104.93

Vendor shipping charges

$12.00

State sales tax

$2.11

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.57

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$150.61

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$26.58

Total project goal

$177.19

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$177.19

4 Donors

-$127.19

Donations toward project cost

-$108.11

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.08

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 16 students.

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