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Mrs. R. from Indianapolis IN is requesting instructional technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Get in the (Focus) Zone!

Help me give my students headphones to focus and keep in their individual spaces.

  • $396 goal

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Celebrating Black History Month

This project is part of the Black History Month celebration because it supports a Black teacher or a school where the majority of the students are Black.

My Students

My 24 energetic and loving 1st, 2nd, and 3rd-grade​ scholars work independently to complete a monthly or weekly work chart at their own pace. While the Montessori materials lend themselves to mastery, feeling safe, and comfortable is a major challenge in our urban public school to help each scholar meet their potential.

Despite their learning disabilities and different levels of understanding, my students come in ready to learn every day with huge smiles on their faces.

They all have great ideas and really want to make their teachers and parents proud. Our school is a unique, public, Montessori, magnet school in a large, high-needs, urban school district. My school is dedicated to providing a safe, stimulating, and peaceful environment for our scholars.

We are a Title I school in which all of our scholars receive free or reduced-price lunches. Our school welcomes partnerships in the community which provide necessary services to our scholars; however, our scholars still have large gaps to overcome.

My Project

Teaching 3 grade levels in the same classroom comes with challenges, but adding 3-6 feet between scholars AND remote teaching simultaneously has become chaotic. Wiping down headphones in between is no longer an option so my scholars need headphones or ear buds( to their comfort) to help get focused on their work and to keep at their spaces ALL day.

At times, this means listening to their teacher on their devices so they can collaborate with their remote peers, or to help them focus on their independent work and block out the noise from others working independently or in small groups.

Many of my remote friends are in loud, small daycares or have siblings trying to listen to their own classes in the same room; a pair of headphones can also help keep them on task. We are slowly but surely finding out how to function in this new normal, but having essentials like headphones helps the transition.

Mrs. R.
Grades 3-5

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Sonitum On Ear Headphones with Microphone, Wired Head Phones with Volume Control for Computer Ipad Cellphone, Kids Headphones for School, Foldable/Adjustable fit Tangle Free 1.5m Cord, 3.5mm Jack • Amazon Business $15.97 16 $255.52
JustJamz Kidz 2.0 Color Call with Mic Stereo Earbud Headphones Mixed Colors - 10 Pack • Amazon Business $22.99 2 $45.98

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