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  • $258 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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

Ready, Set, Read!

The cost of a variety of books and books with cassettes, including Curious George Big Book and Little Red Hen book and cassette (from Kaplan Early Learning Company, Teacher's School Supply, and Recorded Books, LLC) is $258, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

I am a Pre-Kindergarten teacher at Glynn H. Brock Elementary in Slidell, LA. Our school was completely devastated by Hurricane Katrina. My 20+ years of teaching materials and resources were destroyed in flood waters at the school or at my home. To qualify for the Pre-K program, the families must qualify for free or reduced lunch. Because these families have limited incomes, buying literature isn't a priority for them. Buying a book is not as important as paying the rent or providing the basic necessities. I would like to replace some of my books and books with cassette tapes that are used at the classroom listening center. My students come from homes where there is very little communication. The television "baby sits" them from sun up to sundown. Being exposed to quality literature will increase their knowledge of the world by exposing them to situations and experiences they would not see in their everyday lives. They will gain increased vocabulary as they begin to associate new pictures with new words. When asked higher level thinking questions, they will develop comprehension skills as they answer in complete sentences. During our center time, the children will be able to listen to books on tape. They will learn direction following skills as they "read" the rebus directions to operate the tape recorder. The children always express excitement when they discover that they can rewind the tape and listen to a story over and over again. The 22 students that I teach will benefit from books and books with cassette tapes because they will develop vocabulary, comprehension, higher level thinking skills and direction following skills. I want my students to have this experience because most of them do not have books in their homes. Books can expose them to new things and broaden their horizons as they achieve academic success.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Curious George Big Book • Teacher's School Supply $24.00 1 $24.00
Big Books, Little Red Hen • Teacher's School Supply $22.99 1 $22.99
Things That Go!, Big Book and Guide • Teacher's School Supply $22.95 1 $22.95
Jump Frog Jump (Book w/Cassette) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $14.58 1 $14.58
Busy, Busy Cities • Kaplan Early Learning Company $12.00 1 $12.00
Big Bug Book • Recorded Books, LLC $10.75 1 $10.75
Book & Cassette, Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed • Teacher's School Supply $9.95 1 $9.95
Book & Cassette, Sheep in a Jeep • Teacher's School Supply $9.95 1 $9.95
Book & Cassette, Little Red Hen • Teacher's School Supply $9.95 1 $9.95
Book & Cassette, Three Little Pigs • Teacher's School Supply $9.95 1 $9.95
The Elves And The Shoemaker Book/Cassette • Kaplan Early Learning Company $8.59 1 $8.59
The Three Bears Book/Cassette • Kaplan Early Learning Company $8.56 1 $8.56
Good Night Moon (Book w/cassette) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $7.70 1 $7.70

Materials cost

$171.92

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$211.15

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$46.35

Total project goal

$257.50

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$257.50

3 Donors

-$236.45

Donations toward project cost

-$211.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.95

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$21.48

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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This project will reach 22 students.

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