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Mrs. Helberg from Fostoria OH is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Love to Read!

My students need a variety of opportunities to interact with rich, engaging literature.

  • $593 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My class is part of an elementary school that serves Pre-K and Kindergarten, approximately 250 students each year. Our school is located in Fostoria, Ohio, a small, culturally diverse community. Our school population includes 38% of students being African American, Hispanic, or Multi-racial which is more than the state average of 27%. At least 50% of our students receive free or reduced lunches. The average household income is just under $40,000.

We are a Leader In Me School based off of The Seven Habits Of Highly Effective People; we are currently in our third year.

Our students are learning 21st Century skills that will allow them to be a leader in every aspect of their lives; their school, community, the world, and their own life. Each of our students have a genius within them; our job is to shine a light on that genius and inspire leaders.

My Project

Our class would love to have a listening center in our room! This would allow students the opportunity to have fun, engaging stories read to them while they listen and follow along in the book. Many students may not have the opportunity to have stories read to them very often so a listening center will be a huge benefit to them.

Students will love having a quiet listening center where they can enjoy classic stories being read to them.

This quiet time also allows students some down time away from the noise and excitement that automatically comes being in a kindergarten classroom. This center will also encourage students to read books for learning and entertainment as they continue to grow.

Mrs. Helberg
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
GG820 - Read-Along Listening Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $229.00 1 $229.00
Race Day • AKJ Education $17.96 1 $17.96
Swim, Fish!: Explore the Coral Reef • AKJ Education $17.96 1 $17.96
Dinosaurs • AKJ Education $17.96 1 $17.96
Ponies • AKJ Education $17.96 1 $17.96
Ants • AKJ Education $17.96 1 $17.96
Trains • AKJ Education $17.96 1 $17.96
The Very Hungry Caterpillar board book & CD • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
Click, Clack, Ho! Ho! Ho! CD • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
CD-The Best of Fancy Nancy 6 Stories • AKJ Education $10.21 1 $10.21
Scary, Scary Halloween Book & CD • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
The Gingerbread Boy Book & CD • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Miss Nelson Is Back book and CD • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Duck On A Bike - Audio • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
CD-Biscuit Goes to School Book and CD Biscuit Goes to School Book and CD • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Goodnight Moon Book and CD Goodnight Moon Book and CD • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Shell! - Audio • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Bell! - Audio • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Chick! - Audio • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
A Bad Case of Stripes - Audio • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
CD-Frog and Toad Are Friends Book and CD • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Green Eggs and Ham Book & CD • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26

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