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  • $719 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Skluzacek
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 9 donors
  • $0 still needed

Totally Engaging Listening Center

My students need a listening center and read-along books to improve their literacy skills.

My Students

In life, we all face hurdles, but for children living with special educational needs, life's hurdles often become barriers that can halt a child's progress before the race even begins. One such barrier that I now confront with the children in my class is their inability to read on grade level.

This is an obstacle we have all faced and overcome because someone took the time to help us and arm us with the tools we needed to progress.

The children in my class now stand at the same barrier you and I traversed long ago. But unlike you and I, the circumstances of their lives mean that they must carry loads of baggage with every step they take. Their special education needs coupled with the socio-economic realities of their neighborhood, make it more difficult, and even more imperative that they make progress in literacy to ensure a lifetime of success. Currently in second and third grade, my students are reading an average of two years behind grade level. Without additional and early intervention beyond what I can currently offer the students in resources and time, it is likely that the literacy gap will continue to grow and all facets of their education and lives will be affected. But don't worry, you can help!

My Project

I am seeking whatever help I can garner to provide my students with a listening center. A listening center is a dedicated space in our classroom outfitted with a set of technological tools to help build their reading skills. The listening center is comprised of a storage unit, a cd player, headphones, and a set of read along books they will use to help build their sight word recognition in addition to their listening and comprehension skills. In addition to addressing these needs, a listening center provides a quiet retreat for the children to escape to and work independently, a tool that will serve them for a lifetime. There are many things wrong with the system that we cannot fix, but there are some things that we can. This is one of them! Every step forward that these children take, and every threshold they are able to cross from this point forward will depend upon their ability to read.

Their ability to read will allow them to acquire information, make judgments, and move forward in life.

You give a man a fish and he eats for a day, you teach him to fish, and he eats for a lifetime. With whatever donation you can afford, you can help me give these children the tools to feed their minds for a lifetime. 1$ or $100 will help to change a life and impact a future more than you may ever know. You can make a difference. Thank you in advance :)

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
RE357 - Anansi and the Magic Stick Read-Along • Lakeshore Learning $44.50 1 $44.50
RE544 - The Three Billy Goats Gruff Read-Along • Lakeshore Learning $40.50 1 $40.50
RE254 - The Three Bears Read-Along • Lakeshore Learning $40.50 1 $40.50
RE731 - Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock Read-Along • Lakeshore Learning $44.50 1 $44.50
RE165 - Spiders Read-Along • Lakeshore Learning $44.50 1 $44.50
RE163 - Sharks Read-Along • Lakeshore Learning $44.50 1 $44.50
RE641 - Monarch Butterfly Read-Along • Lakeshore Learning $44.50 1 $44.50
RE642 - Frogs Read-Along • Lakeshore Learning $44.50 1 $44.50
RE645 - Elephants of Africa Read-Along • Lakeshore Learning $44.50 1 $44.50
JJ665 - Portable CD Player • Lakeshore Learning $79.99 1 $79.99
FF280X - Best-Buy Listening Center • Lakeshore Learning $99.50 1 $99.50

Materials cost

$571.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.58

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$610.57

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$107.75

Total project goal

$718.32

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$718.32

8 Donors

-$503.32

Donations toward project cost

-$427.82

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$75.50

match offer

-$215.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$182.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.25

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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9 donors9 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 10 students.

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