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Ms. Nancy from N Highlands CA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Joy of Literacy

My students need 1 CD Player and 1 set of wireless headphones to learn about Literacy independently. Both of these materials will allow students to listen to books on CD.

  • $450 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The ability to read and write, to understand the subtleties of language, to think and reason clearly, listen, and to communicate effectively with others is key to success in school and in life. Researchers have identified a window of time from birth to around age 8 as crucial for a child’s development of literacy. Our classroom has the ability to teach these skills.

We have the opportunity to develop literacy by continually exposing children to oral and written language, and by building on prior knowledge and language experiences.

As teachers we also seek to provide different literacy experiences. A literacy listening center would allow our classroom to provide another facet to listening and learning.

My Project

We have the chance to build a solid foundation of learning for future scholars. The key to success in school is increased language, independence and the ability to read and understanding WHAT they are reading.

A listening center will teach the students, not just how to sound out the words, but what the words mean.

Imagine walking into a classroom, four children are sitting at a table. They have headphones on. As they are listening, they are turning pages in a book. As the students focus, they are learning the meaning of language, the fluidity of language.

This is their first experience with literacy and reading. The students build confidence as they listen and and discover the joy of reading.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
DD518 - Wireless Classroom Headphones Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $199.00 1 $199.00
LA620 - All-In-One CD Player with Bluetooth® • Lakeshore Learning Materials $119.00 1 $119.00

Materials cost

$318.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$29.10

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.77

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$381.87

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$67.39

Total project goal

$449.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$449.26

2 Donors

-$404.26

Donations toward project cost

-$343.62

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$60.64

match offer

-$45.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$38.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$6.75

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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