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Mrs. Redding from Richmond CA is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Us Improve Our Classroom Environment!

My students need the ability to learn and work their young minds in a calm, low stress environment. The portable PA system and lights will help create a wonderful learning environment.

  • $476 goal

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My Students

My students are superstars! They come to my classroom ready to learn and grow in so many ways. My students are learning a love of reading, literacy, and Social Studies. They enjoy becoming better readers and writers, and know this will allow them the ability to communicate ideas effectively.

We are a Title I school, and more than 80% of students qualifying for free or reduced lunch, many speak English as a second language, and they are all amazing human beings!

We are the fire-breathing, book-reading Caliber Dragons!

My Project

All students deserve to learn in a positive, welcoming, and stimulating environment. Having a speaker system in my classroom will improve student comprehension and learning. The purpose of having an audio system is not to be louder, rather it allow me to speak more clearly, with normal conversational tone. Many of my students speak English as a second language, and tone has a direct link to understanding and learning a new language. Studies have shown that students in the back row of a classroom miss 30% of what the teacher says. I want to make sure all of my students have fair access to lesson content. Having lamps in my classroom will allow us to have less harsh lighting when we are in need of a more relaxed setting. The bright, flickering florescent lights can be overstimulating for many students. Turning on the floor lamps and reducing the florescent lights will give our eyes a much needed rest.

By donating to our project, you will not only help to improve student attention and focus, you will help to increase their academic achievement.

Students will more easily stay focused on learning. Since I will not be straining my voice on a daily basis, I will be able to bring my best self to the classroom every day. This will have a direct, positive, effect on student achievement.

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 25 students.

4 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Hisonic HS700 True RMS 35 Watts Rechargeable & Portable PA System with Built-in VHF Wireless Microphones, Bluetooth Connected with Cellphone,Pad,Music Player/Recorder & FM Radio, Color Black • Amazon Business $219.98 1 $219.98
Light Accents Medusa Grey Floor Lamp with Multicolor Acrylic Shades • Amazon Business $39.45 3 $118.35

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