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Ms. Spedden from Newark DE is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Motivate, Involve, Achieve

Help me give my students higher levels of motivation and interest in learning to meet their goals and achieve higher levels of success.

  • $273 goal

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My Students

My students are a unique blend of talents that contribute to a positive climate of cooperation and helpfulness. Their academic levels vary from K to 5th grade. No matter the level, our classroom is built around the philosophy that mistakes are valued and encouragement is a necessity.

These students strive for their personal best and seek to challenge others to do the same.

I have a class that is motivated to set goals, reflect, celebrate, and challenge themselves. Perseverance and the power of yet thrives in our environment.

Although these students come from various cultural backgrounds such as Chinese, Hispanic, Arabic etc, perform at varying academic performance levels, and experience various learning disabilities such as ADD, Autism, and anxiety, they all have a common ground...building respect for each other!

My Project

As educators compete with technology, every day is a performance! Student motivation and engagement is at the forefront of education; therefore, educators, like myself, are always exploring new ways to increase engagement and motivation to learn.

The Qball wireless microphone is a resource that will allow me to team up with technology to increase student engagement and therefore, increase student learning and achievement!

Our Common Core State Standards not only include academic skills such as reading and math but place a large emphasis on speaking and listening! This resource will be utilized to increase levels of participation for all learners, provide a technique to encourage even the shyest of students to share ideas in a fun, engaging way. It is a means by which students can share ideas and respond respectfully to each other in a game like way.

As society changes, educational strategies and methods of instruction are constantly changing as well. Creating a positive classroom environment that is non threatening, safe, and filled with respect is an educator's first priority. Secondly, and just as important, is a teacher's ability to engage and motivate. This will help me do just that! I look forward to using this resource, as well as others, to make learning fun and increase each student's love for learning!

Ms. Spedden
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Qball - Throwable Wireless Microphone - 2.4Ghz up to 75 ft range • Amazon Business $199.00 1 $199.00

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