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Mrs. Willis from Roanoke VA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Focused For Friends

My students need earmuffs to muffle classroom noises and presentation boards to put up when they test.

  • $246 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

This is my second year as a teacher in a large, urban elementary school. Working with students that come from low-income homes has its challenges. However, I wouldn't want to work anywhere else! In my Title I school in Virginia, 100% of our students receive free lunch and breakfast and 87% of the student body is a minority group. They come from some tough backgrounds but still continue to work hard and do all that they can to learn. I truly love what I do and I'm grateful to have such a great community of learners in my class and in our school!

DonorsChoose.org has helped bring supplies to our classroom that we couldn't have any other way.

I want my students to know that they are important. They deserve the best materials. No matter what.

My Project

My students, like many children, have a difficult time focusing on their work when there are other noises nearby. The earmuffs are a kind of isolation headphones that help students focus on their own work. I've found that they are also very helpful for students with anger management issues. It allows students a chance to cool down and keep working.

While testing isn't a favorite part of the school day, presentation boards allow students to focus and finish their tests easier.

The presentation boards are like giant blinders so that the students can focus on their own work and not worry about anyone else.

Please consider donating to my project to help my students become more successful!

Mrs. Willis
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Snug Kids Earmuffs / Best Hearing Protectors - Adjustable Headband Ear Defenders For Children and Adults (Aqua Blue) • Amazon Business $12.95 8 $103.60
PRESENTATION BOARD SCHOOL SMART 48 X 18 WHITE PACK OF 10 • School Specialty $22.07 3 $66.21

Materials cost

$169.81

Vendor shipping charges

$6.62

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.55

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$208.98

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$36.88

Total project goal

$245.86

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$245.86

1 Donor

-$245.86

Donations toward project cost

-$208.98

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.88

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$0.00

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