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Ms. Bedford from Saint Paul MN is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help! Our Teacher Is Loud!

My students need headphones for their iPads so they can listen to audiobooks, practice phonics, and play math games.

  • $274 goal

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My Students

I have twenty-five wonderful, energetic, and curious first-grade students. The students in my classroom speak a variety of languages, eight total. My school is 88% free or reduced price lunch, and that percentage is quickly rising. Forty-nine percent of the students at my school identify as Asian, 26% identify as African American, 14% identify as Hispanic, 10% identify as Caucasian, and 1% identify as American Indian.

My classroom is rich with diversity, and we celebrate each student's identity and culture.

My students are always moving. I use alternative seating, center-based learning, and differentiation to target the needs of all of my students.

In my school, the classrooms are co-taught and have a cluster of students who are just learning English or have special needs. I teach in a special education co-taught classroom. I am passionate about teaching to the needs of each of my students. I do not believe in a "cookie cutter" approach and often have each student working on something different at the same time which creates a need for more supplies.

My Project

My students need headphones to listen to books on their iPads. In our classroom we have an iPad for every first grade student. During our reading block the students are able to choose when they want to read with books in their book bin, listen to a book read to them on the iPad, read to someone, or work on word work.

It is important for students to hear what fluent reading sounds like.

Having headphones the students can use when choose to listen to a book on the iPad will allow them to listen to a fluent reader while the other students are reading a book or work on their writing.

Plus, the headphones help drown out the noise of their wonderfully loud teacher!

Ms. Bedford
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
JLab Audio JBuddies Kids- folding, Volume Limiting Headphones, GUARANTEED FOR LIFE - Black/Pink • Amazon Business $19.99 6 $119.94
JLab Audio JBuddies Kids- folding, Volume Limiting Headphones, GUARANTEED FOR LIFE - Black • Amazon Business $19.99 4 $79.96

Materials cost

$199.90

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$232.90

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$41.10

Total project goal

$274.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$274.00

1 Donor

-$137.00

Donations toward project cost

-$116.45

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.55

match offer

-$137.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$116.45

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.55

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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