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Ms. Sims from Springfield MA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Recharging Our Listening Center: Bags, Batteries, and Bins

My students need batteries, bags, and a cabinet with storage bins to keep our listening center organized and running smoothly all year long.

  • $497 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Like most of us, my students love to listen to a good story. What they don't always recognize is that doing so helps them be better readers.

Our school is an urban school with nearly 500 students from preschool through eighth grade.

Most classes have multiple grade levels, according to the Montessori model, so teachers work with the same students for two or three years. My 26 students love school. They are learning that education opens many doors and will happily tell you that the way to get smarter is to read more. We have adventures together that take us beyond the city limits and most of these adventures come to us through books.

My Project

Audio books are a great way to strengthen reading comprehension, fluency, and vocabulary. When students hear stories, they access levels of text that they may be unable to read independently. Last year, Donors Choose helped us create a listening center. The students loved and used it well, and it's time to rejuvenate, repair, and expand this vital part of our classroom library. With 26 students listening to tapes and compact discs, we use a lot of batteries and misplace many things. Too frequently, students are unable to complete listening center tasks because we have no more batteries or because they can't find the right CD or book. This is not only frustrating for the students and myself, but it robs them of essential literacy practice. Students need to be able to independently and consistently use the listening center: book sets need to be organized and stored for the students' easy use and fresh batteries need to be available for hours and hours of listening.

Listening to reading is a fun, engaging way for students to become better readers and, with an organized and fully powered listening center, they will continue to benefit from this practice.

Your donation to this project will foster my students' love of reading and build their confidence and independence.

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Ms. Sims
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 26 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
BAGS HANGUP MED PK/10 • ABC School Supply, Inc/School Spec. $8.54 3 $25.62
EE216 - Mobile Listening & Storage Center • Lakeshore Learning $299.00 1 $299.00
DURACELL 15 MINUTE BATTERY CHARGER W/4AA BATTERIES -- Duracell. 15-Minute Battery Charger; With 4 "AA" NiMH Batteries • Quill $37.79 1 $37.79
DURACELL PRECHARGED NIMH RECHARGEABLE AAA 4 PACK -- Duracell. Coppertop Rechargeable "AAA" Batteries; Precharged, 4-Pack • Quill $12.59 2 $25.18

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