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Mrs. Jahries from Sandy UT is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Engaging Classroom Without the Wiggles

Help me give my students more fun speaking and sharing opportunities by using the microphone ball without feeling "on the spot" and embarrassed.

  • $690 goal

This project expired on January 29, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have a very diversified group of students. I have some really high kids and some very low kids that are struggling to read. I have a few that are just learning the English language. I have kids with behavior issues that need extra attention and help.

They are excited and eager to learn and I want to provide as many opportunities for them that I can.

I am looking for different strategies for them to engage more in their speaking, reading and writing.

My Project

The microphone ball will be a fun way to get my kids speaking and answering questions. It will help my lessons be more engaging and interactive. My ELL students often have a a really hard time communicating and feel embarrassed. I think the ball will really help them feel that they are not "on the spot" and they will focus on the fun of using the ball. The ball will also help all the students be able to hear each other speak and the answers to questions that are asked.

I have some really little kids that aren't able to reach the floor when they are sitting at their desks.

The bouncy bands will help my students hold still and focus more on learning than swinging their legs.

Mrs. Jahries
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 23 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Original Bouncy Bands for Desks (Black) - Children love bouncing their feet and feeling the tension to relieve their anxiety, hyperactivity, frustration, or boredom. • Amazon Business $15.99 15 $239.85
Qball - Throwable Wireless Microphone - 2.4Ghz up to 75 ft range • Amazon Business $199.00 1 $199.00
Brother P-touch Label Maker, Versatile Easy-to-Use Labeler, PTD400AD, AC Adapter, QWERTY Keyboard, Multiple Line Labeling, White • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
Illuminated World Globe for Kids with Stand – Built-in LED Light Illuminates for Night View – Colorful, Easy-Read Labels of Continents, Countries, Capitals & Natural Wonders, 8" • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
6 Pack Compatible Standard Laminated Label Tape Replacement for Brother P-Touch TZe-231 TZ231 TZe231 Black on White 12mm 8m (0.47" 26.2ft) • Amazon Business $22.35 1 $22.35
Dabit Quality Magnetic Tape | Magnetic Strip on 1 Side, Self-Adhesive on the Other | Ideal for Crafting Fridge Magnets, Flexible magnetic roll for DIY Projects & Dry Erase Boards • Amazon Business $10.95 2 $21.90

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