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Mrs. Deshpande from San Jose CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Take home books with cassette recording

The cost of this proposal is $404, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $404 goal

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My goal is to get children reading at home. I want them to develop a love of reading. I want them to enjoy reading. If they love reading, they will progress that much more quickly. Many of my students are second language learners. It is very hard for them to keep up just because of the lack of experience in English. Many of my students'parents don't speak English and have difficulty helping their child at home. Unfortunately, this means that my students are not being read to at home and are not reaping the benefits of home practice. This is my big plan. I would like to collect 25-30 books on tape for the children to check out weekly from my classroom. I believe that greater exposure to English literature will make a big difference for them.

Mrs. Deshpande
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
FG438 - Storyteller Complete Library • Lakeshore Learning $89.50 1 $89.50
ENJOY LISTENING TO BOOKS ON TAPE • Kaplan Early Learning Company $47.95 1 $47.95
Sing along Songs [3 Books and Tape Set], Vol. 1 Nadine Bernard Wescott,Mary Ann Hoberman,Nadine Bernard Westcott (Illustrator),Nadine Bernard Westcott (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.96 1 $11.96
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie/Mini Book and Tape Package Laura Joffe Numeroff,Felicia Bond (Illustrator),Read by Carol Kane • Barnes and Noble $10.79 1 $10.79
Mog and the Baby (Book and Tape) Judith Kerr • Barnes and Noble $10.79 1 $10.79
If You Take a Mouse to the Movies: Book and Tape Laura Numeroff,Felicia Bond (Illustrator),Felicia Bond (Illustrator),Narrated by Jason Alexander • Barnes and Noble $10.75 1 $10.75
Air Is All Around You Book and Tape Franklyn Mansfield Branley,Holly Keller (Illustrator),Holly Keller (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
Arthur's Loose Tooth Book and Tape Lillian Hoban,Read by Terry Christie • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
Be a Friend to Trees Book and Tape Patricia Lauber,Holly Keller (Illustrator),Holly Keller (Illustrator),Narrated by Andrea Kessler • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything Book and Tape Linda Williams,Megan Lloyd (Illustrator),Megan Lloyd (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
Sunshine Makes the Seasons Book and Tape Franklin Mansfield Branley,Giulio Maestro (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
Doctor De Soto Goes to Africa (Book and Tape) William Steig,Read by Bebe Neuwirth • Barnes and Noble $8.05 1 $8.05
A Baby Sister for Frances Book and Tape Russell Hoban,Lillian Hoban (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.05 1 $8.05
Why Do Leaves Change Color? Book and Tape Betsy Maestro,Loretta Krupinski (Illustrator),Loretta Krupinski (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
From Tadpole to Frog Book and Tape Wendy Pfeffer,Holly Keller (Illustrator),Holly Keller (Illustrator),Narrated by Peter Lerangis • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
Beauty and Beast: Book and Tape Parragon • Barnes and Noble $5.38 1 $5.38

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