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Mrs. Holt from Kerrville TX is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Thank You for Reading to Me!

My students need four cassette players and batteries with which to listen to books on tape.

  • $175 goal

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My Students

My school is in the beautiful Hill Country area of Texas, about 30 minutes from San Antonio. Our school is a Title I school, so most of my students receive a fee or reduced-priced breakfast and lunch.

My five and six year old students come from many different cultural and social backgrounds but share one important thing: They LOVE to learn!

Kindergarten is where most kids get their first taste of "real" school. I want my students to be excited about coming to school each day so I try to make learning as engaging and fun as possible!

My Project

Education is constantly evolving. One of the things that has not changed: Children LOVE to listen to wonderful stories read aloud to them!

Whether it is a children's classic, an engrossing chapter book, or a passion-inspiring non-fiction science book, kids, just like adults, are transported and inspired by books.

Since many Kinder students are emerging readers, listening and following along to books on tape is a great early reading tool.

An important section of our daily schedule is small group instruction Students may meet with the teacher for interventions, write stories, practice new phonics skills, and read books. Students are divided into groups where they are actively engaged while building their stamina in all areas of language arts.

One of the components of the small group instruction involves students listening to books. I am fortunate to have a large collection of books on tape but did not have an effective way to allow kids to choose and listen to these great books. I have found a small tape player that students can operate easily! And it even comes with headphones!

Mrs. Holt
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Cassette Tape to MP3 Converter, Wikoo USB Cassette Converter Portable Cassette Player, Compatible with Laptops and PC, Convert Tape Cassettes to MP3 Format • Amazon Business $26.99 4 $107.96
AmazonBasics AA Performance Alkaline Batteries (20-Pack) - Packaging May Vary • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99

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