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Mrs. Ruffner from Butler PA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

I Can Hear Now!

Help me give my students whisper phones to build fluency when they are doing both partner and independent reading.

  • $169 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

This year 18 boys and girls entered my first grade classroom full of energy. These young students have curious creative minds that can't wait to learn! In our classroom, we focus on building relationships and making our room feel like a second home. Every year my students surprise me with their academic and social growth!

The world of books is just opening up to first graders.

My students are so motivated to learn to read and write. There are so many books out their for my students to decode and read fluently. I just need more tools to help them be successful.

My Project

The whisper phones will help my students stay focused on what is being said as they reread both decodable and leveled texts to build fluency and comprehension. Using the phones will also help students read quietly and focus on their own reading and block out their classmates.

Whisper phones will keep the students excited as they reread to build their oral reading fluency!

The phones will be very helpful by helping children to hear themselves read. Currently, I only have 2 whisper phones in my classroom, and I need to choose 2 students daily to use the phones. With a classroom set, all of my students can work daily on improving their oral reading fluency!

Mrs. Ruffner
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Harebrain HB-WPE12 Whisper Phone Element (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $49.89 2 $99.78
Zonon Guided Reading Strips Highlight Strips Colored Overlay Highlight Bookmarks Help with Dyslexia for Crystal Children and Teacher Supply Assistant (6 Pieces) • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98

Materials cost

$111.76

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.68

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$143.44

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$25.31

Total project goal

$168.75

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$168.75

1 Donor

-$84.37

Donations toward project cost

-$71.72

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.65

match offer

-$84.38

Match offer toward project cost

-$71.72

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.66

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$0.00

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