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Ms. Varney from Harrisburg PA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Tech Tools to Engage Little Learners

My students need cd players and an Amazon Fire tablet for a listening center and learning games.

  • $257 goal

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My Students

I am lucky to work with an incredible group of 24 energetic kindergarteners! Our class is made up of a diverse blend of students from different backgrounds. The student body of the school is about 50% African American and 50% Latino. It is a Title I school with over 90% of the students qualifying for free or reduced price lunch.

Many of my kindergarteners have never been in school before, or in any structured setting.

Unfortunately, they are already at a disadvantage compared to students from more affluent neighboring schools. However, I couldn't have asked for a more amazing group of children. They're curious, engaged, and silly. I want to give them the tools to be successful in life, and I need your help to do it! Please consider going on this journey with us!

My Project

One of the most popular learning centers in my classroom is the listening center. Students love to choose CDs from our large listening library, press play, and become immersed in a good book. I love this center because it expands my students' vocabularies and allows them to practice comprehension skills that are lacking in the texts that they are able to read. It is like having a second teacher in the classroom conducting read alouds! Unfortunately, cd players are not easy to come by these days. Currently, we have two cheap cd players that are literally falling apart!

What we need is two brand new, high quality cd players that will allow my students to put my large selection of CDs to good use!

I am also requesting one Amazon Fire tablet. We will use this to find additional read alouds on websites like Storyline Online where well known narrators read some of our favorite books!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
CE234 - Student CD Player • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 2 $99.98
Fire HD 8 Tablet with Alexa, 8" HD Display, 16 GB, Black • Amazon Business $85.49 1 $85.49

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