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Ms. Rudzinski from Bronx NY is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Wireless Learning: Listening Center

My students need a wireless listening center, headphones and batteries to improve their literacy skills.

  • $470 goal

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My Students

We are an integrated collaborative teaching (ICT) first-grade class, with a mixture of general and special education students at a high-needs, Title I school in the Bronx. While the majority of students come from low-income homes or from homes with limited parental involvement, they are enthusiastic and come to school every day ready to learn. They see school as a consistent part of their daily lives and love to make me proud.

My first graders are some of the happiest children I have ever had the pleasure of working with; they inspire me to provide the best education I can for them.

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 of our 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 and CD/Cassette stereo will prevent this from happening, and enhance the experience for the students.

The majority of students who come to school have not been exposed to a variety of quality literature, in a variety of methods.

Traditionally, kids have listened to a story read aloud to them; however, they have not had the chance to hear it multiple times. A wireless listening center with wireless headphones would give my students this opportunity, and the opportunity to have fun at the same time. The wireless headphones would make it easy for the kids to use. The batteries will be used so the equipment will work and students can get to work right away.

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

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 24 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
DD518 - Wireless Classroom Headphones Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $199.00 1 $199.00
CE326 - Classroom CD/Cassette Player with Bluetooth® • Lakeshore Learning Materials $129.00 1 $129.00
AmazonBasics C Cell Everyday Alkaline Batteries (12-Pack) • Amazon Business $11.99 3 $35.97

Materials cost

$363.97

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.46

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$399.43

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$70.49

Total project goal

$469.92

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$469.92

2 Donors

-$414.43

Donations toward project cost

-$399.43

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$55.49

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$0.00

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