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Ms. Angie, Katelyn, Meghan from Sterling IL is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

These Readers Could Be the Next Leaders!

Help me give my students the opportunity to experience the value of reading by listening to stories in the comfy floor chairs that we are requesting.

  • $655 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My classroom is one of eight classrooms in a Head Start Center. Our children age from 3-5, they come from different cultures, areas, and many are from low income families.

Our children are greeted everyday with a smile and a hug, which sometimes can make a huge impact on their day.

We teach the children we are their "school family" and we stick together. Being in our classroom environment teaches the children how to be kind, share, take turns, show empathy, all while learning the basics they need to know in order to be successful when they go on to Kindergarten.

"A teacher's work lasts a lifetime."

My Project

The comfy chairs will be inviting to the children, making them feel welcome to sit in the library and enjoy books. Having a listening center in our classroom will allow for a lot of learning. The listening center will focus on their listening skills by following along with a book. When listening to a book and following along, it allows the children to learn new words and be able to point them out while following along. A child might even enjoy a genre of a book they might not otherwise pick out for themselves. Children can also be introduced to books above their reading level.

Using a flannel board will allow for children's imagination and creativity to flourish.

Flannel boards take books to a whole new level. If you allow the children to help you with a flannel board story, it helps with fine motor skills. Reading a story using a flannel board can also help the children with memorization, so when you read the book again the children can read it along with you.

We have seen how choice can positively affect our students work and demeanor and hope that the additional options will help us grow even more!

Ms. Angie, Katelyn, Meghan
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
6-Person Listening Center with CD/MP3/USB Player • Kaplan Early Learning Company $260.96 1 $260.96
LC405GA - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Gray • Lakeshore Learning Materials $54.99 2 $109.98
Relevant Play Kinetic Sand 11.02 lbs. - Tan • Nasco $44.95 1 $44.95
18' x 12" Double-Sided Magnetic/Flannel Board • Kaplan Early Learning Company $35.96 1 $35.96
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Felt Set (14 Pieces) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $22.46 1 $22.46
Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See Felt Set (11 Pieces) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $19.76 1 $19.76
Four Groovy Buttons Felt Set (14 Piece Set) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $19.76 1 $19.76

Materials cost

$513.83

Vendor shipping charges

$4.50

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.71

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$556.04

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$98.12

Total project goal

$654.16

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$654.16

5 Donors

-$328.00

Donations toward project cost

-$278.80

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$49.20

match offer

-$326.16

Match offer toward project cost

-$277.24

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$48.92

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$0.00

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