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Mrs. Sikora from Chicago IL is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Kindergartners Gearing Up For One Heck of a Future

My students need quality headphones to better focus on their learning.

  • $360 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Oh sweet, sweet Kindergarten. What a fulfilling, yet EXHAUSTING, day. Every day. All day. 189 school days of the year. But the answer is, No, I wouldn't change any of it for the world.

My biggest hope is that I change their world for the better as much as they positively change mine.

They are a lively bunch with A LOT of needs. Yes they need to learn to read, they need to learn math and they need lots of physical activity. But those are not the needs I'm talking about. They NEED role models. They NEED tough love. They NEED someone to answer to them emotionally.

All my students are growing up in the urban South Side of Chicago where their risk of success is against them. I'm here to provide them with any tools and encouragement to change their odds.

My Project

If any of you ever had a 5 year old you understand sometimes you need to buy the quality kid proof item rather than buying 65 of a cheaper version of that item. Well that is where I'm at with my Kinders. I have bought more than 100 flimsy, non-kinder proof headphones and they are useless because they fall off their little heads, they get stepped on, the wire becomes dangerously loose from the port and the list goes on.

I'd like my baby scholars to have quality in their learning.

These quality head phones will help us to learn off of Chromebooks because we are learning to read and write with programs like Lexia and we're learning Spanish by using the program duo lingo.

These head phones will cause us to focus more on our learning because they cancel out other distracting noise around us. (Trust me, many distractions, everywhere!)

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

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Kids Headphones - noot products K11 Foldable Stereo Tangle-Free 3.5mm Jack Wired Cord On-Ear Headset for Children/Teens/Boys/Girls/iPad/iPhone/School/Kindle/Airplane/Plane/Tablet (Navy/Teal) • Amazon Business $16.99 16 $271.84

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