The cost of (1) 8-Position Quality Headset Board and (1) Portable CD/Dual Cassette Player/Recorder (from Childcraft, Inc.) is $299, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.
Each day 25 third graders walk into my classroom asking with their eyes, “What will I learn today?” You see, my students know they attend school somewhere special. We are a charter school, free and public, that is able to provide students with a school day two hours longer than most of our neighboring schools. The teachers at Chicago International Charter School are crazy for education! We take a lower salary than those at Chicago Public Schools to teach a longer day in a school that is more academically challenging to the students. Eighty percent (80%) of our inner-city students are eligible for free lunch. Can you name an institution that still uses cassette tapes? We do! We patiently wait while our cassettes rewind. We replace tapes when they have melted over the summer. (Air-conditioned schools are also a luxury.) My 8-year-old students struggle with the proper way to insert a cassette so they hear the correct side. Please help bring us out of the dark ages by funding my proposal for a classroom CD player. The majority of our low-income families do not own comforts like home computers, DVD players, or listening centers. Help me fulfill their expectation that the school is providing them with the current technological resources their children need to learn. With a school quality CD player, made to stand up to intense classroom use, listening to audio will be a streamlined and easy process. The unit I am requesting will work with a junction box so that up to eight students may listen with headphones. We will use the player to have stories brought to life, inspire creative movement, and complete listening center skill activities. Books on CD help struggling readers understand the text. With a CD player, I will also be able to play CD's to go along with all areas of our curriculum such as Multiplication Rap, School House Rock America Rocks, and classical music for children to write to. Please help equip my students with the best educational resources. By familiarizing them with today's media, who knows what technological advances they may make theirs in the future!
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|Portable CD/Dual Cassette Player/Recorder • Childcraft, Inc.||$179.99||1||$179.99|
|8-Position Quality Headset Board • Childcraft, Inc.||$21.99||1||$21.99|
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