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Ms. Connolly from Dorchester MA is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Superhero Scholars Need a Listening Center!

My students need headphones for a CD player and an additional listening center to improve comprehension and reading skills.

  • $427 goal

This project expired on March 5, 2011.

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My Students

Books are a way to discover the world! Help all of our scholars have access to the world!

We are in an urban school in Massachusetts.

We have students from all over the world! There are eight students who speak another language at home. My students are fantastic and excited about learning! When I finish reading a book, they all clap. When we are walking to lunch, they ask if we are going to read 'that' book again. When they come in the morning, they can't wait to choose a new book to take home. They love reading a lot! They are also all smiles when the world around them may be tough. Reading is a way for their imaginations to take them anywhere they would like to go. They also have a solid understanding that reading and success in school will lead them to college.

My Project

Unfortunately, all of our readers are not reading on a second grade level. Therefore they cannot access content on their own. While a reader on level may be learning about the saguaro cactus that grows in the forbidding arid desert, a student reading below grade level may be reading that the desert is dry. The gap continues to widen because these readers aren't building background knowledge on their own! A listening center (CD player with headphones for a small group of children) will allow students to hear texts while they follow along. They will listen to books about different animals, planets, people, and different fictional situations. Building their background knowledge will prepare them for subjects that they don't get exposed to at home. This listening center will also help build fluency with rhyming books the children can follow along with. Either way, the more books you read/hear, the smarter you get!

Your donation will allow more students to hear more books and learn more information!

Build confidence in readers and help build their knowledge about the world! As Dr. Seuss once said "The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go."

Ms. Connolly
Grades PreK-2
  • John Marshall Elementary School
  • Dorchester, MA
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 22 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
DELUXE CD AND CASSETTE LISTENING CENTER -- Hamilton Audio Visual; Deluxe CD & Cassette Listening Center • Quill $224.99 1 $224.99
STEREO MONO LISTENING CENTER 6-POSITION W/VOLUME CONTROL -- Hamilton Audio Visual; Stereo/Mono Listening Center with Volume Control • Quill $94.49 1 $94.49

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