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Ms. Caswell
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

Preschoolers Need A Listening Center

My students need a mobile listening center with storage and books with CDs.

My Students

I work in an inner-city school that houses approximately six hundred and fifty pre-kindergarten through sixth grade students. Eighty percent are high needs students. Forty-five percent are English Language Learners. We serve over two hundred autistic and special education students. Our preschool program provides a developmental curriculum in an inclusive environment when possible.

Our four preschool classrooms serve seventy happy, playful and eager-to-learn three and four year old students, with sixty-three percent being special needs.

Our program is based on the belief that “quality early childhood education programs will ensure the healthy growth of a future generation and provide the foundation for lifelong learning. Through a classroom that promotes the development of positive personal relationships and utilizes a variety of hands-on experiences, children gain confidence in their ability to explore, question, discover, solve problems, integrate knowledge, think critically and take risks.”

My Project

Listening to audio books builds listening skills, vocabulary, fluency, critical thinking and comprehension skills, attention span and helps kids build their capacity to focus. Audio books help make stories accessible to kids of all different reading levels and stages of reading. New and emergent readers, fluent readers, and struggling readers can enjoy stories and benefit from strengthening all of the skills in the list above. I can't believe we don't have one.

My students need the Listening & Storage Center, Hamilton Buhl 6-Sation, Basic CD, AM/FM Listening Center and a wide selection of books with CDs so that we can have a designated Listening Center.

Listening centers are perfect for differentiating instruction because a student's readiness, interest and learning style can easily be incorporated. My inclusive preschool has students who come to school with very diverse backgrounds, skills and readiness. Having this listening center will make a huge difference in their ability to access books and their understanding of book handling skills, print awareness and pre-reading skills.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
EE216 - Mobile Listening & Storage Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $329.00 1 $329.00
Hamilton Buhl 6-Sation, Basic CD, AM/FM Listening Center • Amazon Business $95.49 1 $95.49
Sergei Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf: With a Fully-Orchestrated and Narrated CD • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Energizer AA Batteries, Double A Battery Max Alkaline (24 Count) E91BP-24 • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
Hog Wild!: A Frenzy of Dance Music • Amazon Business $12.36 1 $12.36
The Caboose Who Got Loose (Book and CD) • Amazon Business $10.00 1 $10.00
The Pout-Pout Fish book and CD storytime set • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food? (Book & CD) • Amazon Business $6.40 1 $6.40
GREEN EGGS AND HAM B • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (Book & CD) • Amazon Business $5.73 1 $5.73
ONE FISH, TWO FISH.. • Amazon Business $5.64 1 $5.64
Frozen Read-Along (Book and CD) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Moana Read-Along Storybook & CD (Read-Along Storybook and CD) • Amazon Business $4.91 1 $4.91
Stone Soup - Audio (Read Along Book & CD) • Amazon Business $4.81 1 $4.81
Finding Nemo Read-Along Storybook and CD • Amazon Business $4.67 1 $4.67
The Good Dinosaur (Read-Along Storybook and CD) (A Disney Storybook and CD) • Amazon Business $4.55 1 $4.55
Toy Story Read-Along Storybook and CD • Amazon Business $4.48 1 $4.48
Giraffes Can't Dance: Audiobook Read-Along (Paperback and CD) • Amazon Business $3.90 1 $3.90
HOP ON POP BOOK & CD • Amazon Business $3.43 1 $3.43
The Lion King Read-Along Storybook and CD • Amazon Business $2.83 1 $2.83
Tangled Read-Along Storybook and CD • Amazon Business $2.55 1 $2.55

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This project will reach 22 students.

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