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Mrs. Atanasoff from Cedar Rapids IA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Thriving Readers!

My students need a listening center with cassette and cd player, headphones, and an organizer for our materials. They are also are in need of updated books for listening.

  • $896 goal

This project expired on January 14, 2015.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our first grade classroom is a very busy place for learning. My students are very enthusiastic learners and thrive on being successful! We work hard every day on reading and becoming the best readers we can be.

Our school has a 78% free and reduced population.

Students do not always have the opportunity to have books at home so exposing them to a variety of literature at school is important. Learning to read at this age is significant. It is a time to foster the love for books. We build onto the foundational skills learned in kindergarten and see a huge growth in reading skills from the beginning of the year to the end of the year. Not only is reading independently or being read to important, but also listening to reading.

My Project

We do Daily 5 rotations during our reading block. One of the components of the Daily 5 is listening to reading. There are many benefits for students listening to an audio story. They can tell how the words on the page come together, they can hear sound effects, music, and many different types of narrators. This is very motivating for young readers. Having a working listening center in our classroom will be another aid in helping our students thrive!

This project will make a vast difference in the lives of our students.

My students love reading and anything that helps aid in their progress is very beneficial and will instill a love of reading at a young age.

Mrs. Atanasoff
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 22 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
EE493 - Classroom CD & Single Cassette Player • Lakeshore Learning Materials $189.00 1 $189.00
Steffy Wood Products Mobile Listening Center with Dividers • Amazon $183.56 1 $183.56
DD220X - Multipurpose Headphones with Volume Control - Set of 8 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $74.99 1 $74.99
RE747 - Where the Wild Things Are Read-Along • Lakeshore Learning Materials $48.50 1 $48.50
RE962 - The Doorbell Rang Read-Along • Lakeshore Learning Materials $40.50 1 $40.50
RE703 - Chrysanthemum Read-Along • Lakeshore Learning Materials $40.50 1 $40.50
RE726 - Wemberly Worried Read-Along • Lakeshore Learning Materials $40.50 1 $40.50
RE281 - Sheep in a Jeep Read-Along • Lakeshore Learning Materials $40.50 1 $40.50
LA803 - 8-Station Junction Box Without Volume Controls • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99

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