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Mrs. Stout from Anchorage AK is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Love to Listen to Stories

My students need wireless headphones and books on CD to promote literacy in our classroom.

  • $184 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

The best way to describe my students is: young, high energy, and excited about school. When they enter school this is their first experience, they are kindergartners. My class is made up of boys and girls, all from different backgrounds and cultures. From the first day that they enter the classroom, they remind me of "sponges," with the way they absorb everything they are exposed to. The students are enthusiastic about learning, curious about all subjects, and have an overwhelming joy for coming to school everyday.

My Project

It is essential for a teacher to use a variety of techniques to expose students to literacy. A listening center is a great literacy experience, where a group of children can enjoy a book read out loud, as well as have some quiet time. A listening center gives the students the opportunity to listen to a story multiple times, exposes them to new vocabulary and sentence structure, and creates an enjoyment of listening to stories. Some students with disabilities benefit from hearing the story numerous times. However, one of the problems with a traditional listening center is the headphones keep getting tangled up to the point of being unusable. The new wireless headphones will prevent this from happening, and enhance the experience for the students. The variety of books on CD will give the students choices on the type of books they would like to listen to, and expose them to a variety of quality literature.

Kindergarten students enjoy listening to stories, especially at a listening center with their own wireless headphones and books.

Traditionally, kids have listened to a story read aloud to them; however, they have not had the chance to hear it multiple times. The wireless headphones would make it easy for the kids to use and enjoy stories read to them.

Mrs. Stout
Grades PreK-2

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This project will reach 21 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
DD519 - Extra Wireless Headphones • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 2 $79.98
RE936 - Miss Nelson Is Missing! Read-Along • Lakeshore Learning Materials $42.50 1 $42.50

Materials cost

$122.48

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$1.84

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.84

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$156.16

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$27.56

Total project goal

$183.72

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$183.72

3 Donors

-$183.72

Donations toward project cost

-$156.16

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.56

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$0.00

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