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Ms. Halbom from Philadelphia PA is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Speaker to Build Great Speakers

Help me give my students a speaker for presenting and helping grow their confidence in speaking and listening.

  • $251 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are part of a wonderfully close-knit community that has had many challenges. They live in a low income part of Philadelphia and the neighborhood can be difficult, with many challenges. My students have not been given a lot and I try to provide them with everything that I can. Many of my students receive free or reduced rate breakfast and lunch. This year it is my goal to make all my students feel welcome and comfortable in our classroom.

My Project

This project is to help our class work on our confidence with public speaking and listening. We would like to utilize the speaker in all subjects but mainly with Science and presenting our findings.

My students need to build more confidence in their speaking abilities.

My students have come so far in their reading confidence but they still struggle to present their thinking. I want to get them the speaker with microphones so that they are able to practice and eventually present their thinking to others. This will be used for Math, Science, Social Studies, and ELA. Please help if you can.

Ms. Halbom
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
EARISE M60 Portable PA System Work with Bluetooth, DJ Karaoke Amplified Loudspeaker with 2 Wireless Microphone, 10" Subwoofer, Remote Control, Aux Input, Telescoping Handle, USB Charging & Wheels,Blue • Amazon Business $179.99 1 $179.99

Materials cost

$179.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.70

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$212.69

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$37.53

Total project goal

$250.22

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$250.22

4 Donors

-$167.00

Donations toward project cost

-$147.20

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.80

match offer

-$77.05

Match offer toward project cost

-$65.49

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.56

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$6.18

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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