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Ms. Martin from Saint Louis MO is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Listening and Learning: Headphones and a Reading Corner

Help me give my students six sets of headphones, a comfy chair to read in and basic classroom supplies.

  • $263 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

In my class, we work together as a team to reach academic goals. My students are smart, capable and incredibly passionate. I consider every single student that walks through my door a leader. They like dancing, hot chips, martial arts and scary books. I'm lucky to have them as my students.

I work in an urban school teaching fourth grade academic intervention.

Most of my students are 2 to 3 years behind grade level. My typical day consists of pulling small groups to work on literacy, phonics and math. During math and literacy, I work with a group of 3-6 students on a lesson, while the other group works independently on iPads. I try my best to make every day fast paced, challenging and exciting for my students.

My Project

My students use their iPads every day for differentiate instruction. On their iPads, students spend a majority of time accessing a digital library. Young readers need multiple exposures to a text to fully comprehend it. The headphones will enable the students to listen to stories as often as they need to complete their comprehension tasks. The headphones will drastically reduce competing noise and help my students to focus their attention more effectively.

A lot of my students dislike reading, so it's important for me to make it a joyful experience.

With this project, I would love to provide a comfy chair for the student who has shown the most growth to celebrate their learning. I'm hoping the chair would also help students feel at home as they read. The chair would also allow for my students to take a break and self-regulate during times they need to calm down.

In this project, I've also included a few items to help enhance the learning of my students. White board markers for spelling work, sharpener and pencils for writing and staples for the maintenance of my word wall.

Ms. Martin
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 15 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sony MDRZX110/BLK ZX Series Stereo Headphones (Black) • Amazon Business $15.35 6 $92.10
Lucky Bums Moon Camp Kids Indoor Outdoor Comfort Lightweight Durable Chair with Carrying Case, Blue, Medium • Amazon Business $34.61 1 $34.61
X-ACTO School Pro Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener, Blue, 1 Count (1670) • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
Expo 81045 Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, 16-Pack, Assorted • Amazon Business $14.98 1 $14.98
AmazonBasics Pre-sharpened Wood Cased #2 HB Pencils, 150 Pack • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
3M Whiteboard Eraser for Whiteboards, 2-Pack, White/Blue (581-WBE) • Amazon Business $6.89 1 $6.89
Swingline Staples, Standard, 1/4" Length, 210/Strip, 5000/Box, 5 Pack (35101) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

Materials cost

$190.01

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.85

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$222.86

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$39.33

Total project goal

$262.19

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$262.19

2 Donors

-$185.72

Donations toward project cost

-$180.36

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$5.36

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$26.47

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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