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Ms. J. from Charlotte NC is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Us Stay Sharp and Focused!

Help me give my students headphones so my students can focus on their work. We often have 54 students at a time working in the library. We need a new pencil sharpener too!

  • $582 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are a high poverty neighborhood school surrounded by more affluent housing developments. Wedged between two interstate highways and hemmed in by industrial businesses, this school serves households where the average household income ranges from $33,000 to $54,000. Immediately outside the beltway, income jumps dramatically -- to almost double that of the school’s service area. The ethnic composition of the school is 49% African American, 42% Hispanic/Latino, 5% Caucasian, 2.5% Asian and does not reflect the diversity of the greater metropolitan Elsewhere in the county, only 18% of children live in poverty, however within the public school district the poverty level is 54% and at my school, the poverty level is 84%. At our school, we have 25 homeless students, a rather high number for this district. The school population, whether from old established families or recent emigrants, Hispanic, African-American, Caucasian or Asian, share one characteristic, that of poverty.

In spite of the obstacles they face, most students at my school meet or exceed expected yearly academic growth, due not only to the rigor of instruction, but also because of the support of specialized staff and a strong school culture.

My Project

Both Grades 4 & 5 just finished learning about Cornell Notes, They will be learning Mind-Mapping using colored pencils and we need a heavy-duty sharpener to get us through mind-mapping and sketch-noting as part of the research process. Students will learn how to take notes first on paper and then digitally. Grade 5 will move on to sketch-noting in the spring and Grade 4 will end the year with a project on designers, architects, and engineers.

Headphones will allow me to discreetly provide individualized instruction and audio support to students who need that to comprehend grade-level texts such as Readworks, as well as enrichment to those students who are ready to tackle above grade-level topics on Listenwise or science on Discovery Education.

Ms. J.
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, Latinx, 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.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Califone 2800-YL Listening First Headphones in Yellow (Set of 12) • Amazon Business $113.15 3 $339.45
Califone 2800-BL Listening First Headphones in Blue (Set of 6) • Amazon Business $54.88 1 $54.88
X-ACTO School Pro Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener, Blue, 1 Count • Amazon Business $30.37 1 $30.37

Materials cost

$424.70

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$33.13

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.37

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$494.20

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$87.21

Total project goal

$581.41

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$581.41

4 Donors

-$456.41

Donations toward project cost

-$387.96

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$68.45

match offer

-$125.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$106.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.75

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$0.00

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