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Mrs. Sherr from Concord NH is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Creating a Calming Testing Environment

Help me give my students a testing environment that takes the stress away by giving students privacy by using headphones and privacy shields.

  • $590 goal

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My Students

Middle school is a time of great stress and challenges as students are not only learning more academics but navigating the social and emotional changes that teenagers go through. Students need to learn how to function in society and how to manage their social and emotional well-being.

Some are eager to learn while some hope to just get through the day.

Some come from supportive families while some don't know what will be waiting for them when they get home. Either way, they are all "my kids." Our school is quite large, and it can be easy to get lost in the shuffle, which is why I work extra hard to make sure each student knows how much they matter in the world. I thank you for considering a contribution towards materials and supplies for my classroom.

My Project

Middle school students are very self conscious and constantly worry about what others are doing. During an assessment, this creates unneeded anxiety and social pressure causing some to rush to "finish first." The privacy folders will cut down on external distractions, allowing students to do their best work and not pay attention to what other students are doing.

In class, we use Chromebooks to complete many assessments, but when a student does not have a charged Chromebook or headphones to use, he or she falls behind.

Headphones allow for "invisible" differentiation which will allow me to provide audio support to struggling readers and writers. The additional chargers will give students a place in my room to charge their Chromebooks.

Mrs. Sherr
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
JVC Blue Flat and Foldable Colorful Flats On Ear Headphone with 3.94 foot Gold Plated Phone Slim Plug HAS160A • Amazon Business $9.45 30 $283.50
Really Good Stuff Privacy Shields for Student’s Desks – Desk Shield Keeps Their Eyes on Their Own Test/Assignments –Blue with Motivational Messages (Set of 12) • Amazon Business $55.38 2 $110.76
POWSEED 65w Laptop Power Adapter Replacement Charger for DELL Chromebook 11 3120 Inspiron 11 3125 Latitude 14 Rugged 5404 3150 3160 E5250 E5430 E5440 E5450 Vostro 2520 3360 XPS 14 L421X Supply Cord • Amazon Business $13.99 5 $69.95

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