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Ms. Wenk from Bronx NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We'd Love to Hear a Story

My students need individual CD players, batteries, and books on CD to improve their reading.

  • $499 goal

This project expired on June 2, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Did you like listening to stories when you were young? I definitely did, and so do my students.

My students are amazing.

They are this incredible mix of personalities that have come together and learned to support each other. Some are general education students, some are students with special needs, some are just starting to learn English. They are all different with different needs, but every single child in my classroom wants to become a better reader.

My Project

I would like to start a listening center in my classroom! I am requesting four individual CD players for students to listen to books on CDs. We also need rechargeable batteries and a charger to keep the CD players running. The second step to the listening center is to get copies of books with CDs. I have requested high-interest books with CDs, like some Dr. Seuss books and some from the "Arthur" series. I am also requesting two packages ("Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" and "Chrysanthemum") that include CDs with multiple copies of the books. My students would be really excited to listen as they great stories are read to them.

Together these materials would allow my students to select books that interest them and read-along as the they listen to the story on a CD.

This would be a wonderful experience for my students to be able to hear words spoken as they follow along with the text.

Ms. Wenk
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
COBY CX CD114 CD player • CDW Inc. $19.74 4 $78.96
Curious George: The Complete Adventures Deluxe Book and CD Gift Set H.A. and Margret Rey, H. A. Rey • AKJ BOOKS $29.92 1 $29.92
Arthur's Pet Business: Book & CD Marc Brown, Marc Brown (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $9.39 1 $9.39
Arthur Writes a Story: Book & CD Marc Brown, Marc Brown (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $9.39 1 $9.39
Green Eggs and Ham: Book & CD Dr. Seuss • AKJ BOOKS $8.50 1 $8.50
The Cat in the Hat: Book & CD Dr. Seuss • AKJ BOOKS $8.50 1 $8.50
Junie B. Jones and Some Sneaky Peeky Spying Book & CD Set Denise Brunkus, Denise Brunkus (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $7.51 1 $7.51
Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series #1) Jeff Kinney, Narrated by Ramon de Ocampo • AKJ BOOKS $10.25 1 $10.25
Fancy Nancy at the Museum (I Can Read Book 1 Series) Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $8.54 1 $8.54
Arthur's Family Vacation: Book & CD Marc Brown, Marc Brown (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $9.39 1 $9.39
Arthur's Tooth Marc Brown, Marc Brown (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $8.92 1 $8.92
Arthur Goes to Camp Marc Brown, Marc Brown (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $9.39 1 $9.39
Nate the Great Collected Stories, Vol. 1 Marjorie Weinman Sharmat, Read by John Lavelle • AKJ BOOKS $12.16 1 $12.16
Lenmar Mach 1 Lightning SpeedCharger with 2000mAh High Current Ni-MH AA Batteries, 2-Pack • Quill $39.59 1 $39.59
Duracell Rechargeable "AA" NiMH Batteries 8-Pack • Quill $21.59 2 $43.18
RE192 - Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs CD Read-Along • Lakeshore Learning $40.50 1 $40.50
RE703 - Chrysanthemum CD Read-Along • Lakeshore Learning $40.50 1 $40.50

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