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Mrs. B. from Albany NY is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Plugged into Reading

The cost of a Listening Center Set with CD/Cassette Player, Early Learner CD Set, Extra Books For Classic CD Read-Along Set, and a Mobile Listening Storage Center is $735, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

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I have been a teacher with the Albany City School District for 16 years. I am currently teaching kindergarten at the Pine Hills Elementary School. We are an urban school with 72% of the students receiving free lunch. This translates to 72% of our children living below the poverty level. About a third of the students in my class are English Language Learners. For many of my students, this is their very first school experience. Young students need lots of individual and small group instruction. While I meet with these groups, it is important that the other children in the class are engaged in purposeful learning. I achieve this with the use of learning centers, where small groups of children can work independently on projects and tasks to enhance their understanding of the curriculum. I would love to have a listening center for this very purpose. I would like it to include a CD player with 4 to 6 headphones, a mobile storage unit, and some multiple copies of books with accompanied CDs. This investment would be used year after year in the classroom. Right now I have a class of 17 children, but I usually average about 23. I have an assistant for 2 hours a week, so most of the time I'm the only adult in the classroom. The listening center would be used daily. It would immerse the small groups of children in rich language, which is so vital to success in school. It would also give them opportunities to become more familiar with books and book handling skills. One of my favorite sayings is, "From kindergarten to second grade children learn to read, after that children read to learn." Please help me teach the children in my kindergarten class to read. Thank you for your consideration.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Listening Center Set with CD/Cassette Player • Childcraft, Inc. $219.99 1 $219.99
Mobile Listening Storage Center • Childcraft, Inc. $129.99 1 $129.99
Extra Books For Classic CD Read-Along Set • Childcraft, Inc. $129.50 1 $129.50
Early Learner CD Set • Childcraft, Inc. $39.99 1 $39.99

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