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Mrs. Parlin from Grand Rapids MI is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Learn to Speak English!

Help me give my students headsets to practice the English language with our reading program.

  • $366 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

It's hard to focus on learning when your emotional and physical needs are not always met. Almost all of my students live below the poverty line. Their families all work hard to provide for them, but many still struggle to cover basic needs such as housing, food and clothing. Students frequently come to school hungry and tired due to little resources in the home such as breakfast or a bed to sleep on. Many basic school supplies such as folders or gym shoes are not in the budget for our families.

Many students feel hopeless about their ability to succeed in school.

My students are eager to learn, but frequently doubt their abilities. Many of these kids are learning English as a second or even as a third language. Please consider supporting these great kids reach their full potential and believe in themselves.

My Project

My students are learning to read, write, and speak English. Many of these students are very far behind where our education system says they should be. Our reading program, READ 180, is an evidence-based program that helps students learn quickly. In order to use this program, students need working headsets for listening to and then speaking letters sounds, words, and passages of English. Our classroom currently only has 6 headsets that work for 20+ students a class period!

Please help ensure each of my students have a working headset to practice their English with.

Families in our district are not able to provide these for their children so the responsibility falls to me.

Mrs. Parlin
Grades 6-8
Nearly all 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
Kensington Hi Fi Stereo Sound Headphones with Microphone • CDW-G $13.82 20 $276.40

Materials cost

$276.40

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.15

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$310.55

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$54.80

Total project goal

$365.35

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$365.35

3 Donors

-$365.35

Donations toward project cost

-$310.55

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$54.80

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$0.00

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