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Ms. Hasty from Charlotte NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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The cost of the Abraham Lincoln Read-Along Biography, Sunshine Makes the Seasons Read-Along Kit, My Visit to the Dinosaurs Read-Along Kit, Martin Luther King, Jr. Read-Along Biography, Arthur's Funny Money Read-Along Kit, and Wagon Wheels Read-Along Kit from Lakeshore Learning is $257, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

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I am a first grade teacher in an urban school, in Charlotte, NC. Our school is culturally and economically diverse. I have 21 students in my class. I am responsible for teaching all curriculum to these students. The students in my class are as diverse as our school. The majority of them come from single parent homes, and 60% of them receive free or reduced lunch. The materials I am requesting are books on tape. It is vitally important for children at this age to be immersed in literature. The majority of my students do not have a parent at home that reads them a bedtime story, so they lack the experience of hearing good fluent reading. In order for students to become fluent readers they must have numerous opportunities to read familiar books, and to listen to fluent readers. The books and cassettes I have requested will fulfill this for my students. These books will also benefit my students whose first language is not English. Within the past two years our community has had a large increase of Hispanic families. These children are enrolling in our school with no knowledge of English. Listening to these books will provide them with additional educational opportunities to hear fluent English. These opportunities are vital to their verbal language development. All of the students in my class will benefit from these books on tape. The books will be an asset to my class during center time and reading time. I want all my students to have the opportunity to become better readers. They should all have the same experiences, and I hope to provide that for them with this gift.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
RA554 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Read-Along Biogr • Lakeshore Learning $37.50 1 $37.50
RA551 - Abraham Lincoln Read-Along Biography • Lakeshore Learning $37.50 1 $37.50
BE703 - My Visit to the Dinosaurs Read-Along Kit • Lakeshore Learning $29.50 1 $29.50
BE704 - Sunshine Makes the Seasons Read-Along Ki • Lakeshore Learning $29.50 1 $29.50
TD672 - Arthur?s Funny Money Read-Along Kit • Lakeshore Learning $19.95 1 $19.95
FD311 - Wagon Wheels Read-Along Kit • Lakeshore Learning $19.95 1 $19.95

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