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  • $519 goal

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Ms. Reiswerg
Grades PreK-2
  • Key Learning Community School-North
  • Indianapolis, IN
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 3 donors
  • $0 still needed

Starving For Stories

My students need two portable cassette players, two junction boxes, and two sets of storybooks with books on tape.

Yes, my kids are starved for stories! They love having books read to them, and that's what makes capable and enthusiastic readers. Our primary (1st and 2nd grade) multi-age classroom is in a multiple-intelligence choice school in urban Indiana. Our student population is from a high-need community.

Many of our parents can't or don't read to their children. Single parenthood, night jobs and limited literacy deprive our students of the joy of listening to stories as much as they would like.

I am requesting two cassette recorders, two jackboxes, and two collections of books with cassettes. (We have access to headphones through our media center.) This will allow us to have two listening stations, each serving up to 8 students. In addition to the story I read daily to the class, everyone can listen to an additional story - or two - every day!

Funding this project will bring the magic of literature to children who are hungry for it. Lifelong love of reading can be created - the surest way to ensure school success. Our more tentative readers can strengthen their mastery of the texts, encouraging them to read aloud themselves. Writing and language activities can be designed to follow our "station listening." The kids can create dramatic plays re-enacting the story or showing what might happen after the book's conclusion. My donors will know that they are making possible the sweetest sounds a teacher can hear: "Oh, cooooool !" when I show them our new resources. Thank you.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LA803 - 8-Station Junction Box Without Volume Controls • Lakeshore Learning $14.95 2 $29.90
CU660 - Portable Cassette Player/Recorder • Lakeshore Learning $49.50 1 $49.50
CU660 - Portable Cassette Player/Recorder • Lakeshore Learning $49.50 1 $49.50
RA540X - Favorite Characters Cassette Read-Alongs • Lakeshore Learning $139.00 1 $139.00
RA285X - I Can Read! Cassette Read-Alongs - Set 1 • Lakeshore Learning $95.00 1 $95.00

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This project will reach 36 students.

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