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Mrs. Zepeda from Hammond IN is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

My Ears Are for Listening

Help me give my students headphones to help them use the technology we have in class.

  • $281 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work in a Title One school with the best and most deserving students. My students are a combination of general education and ELL learners. That means English is their second language. That only means they have to work twice as hard. I love working with my students because they come in every day ready to learn. We have an established community within our school where parents and students are always welcomed. We provide many opportunities for parents and students to work side by side.

My Project

Headphones may not seem very important but they are...they help students who are not just visual learners. I have many ELL students that use Starfall and abcya to practice letters and sounds daily. We use Chromebooks in our class as tools to practice math and reading. The students love the learning apps but have to keep the volume low because they don't all have headphones. It would be beneficial for them to hear stories and practice phonics. Headphones would be a great tool for my students. Unfortunately most can not afford a good a pair that will last the whole year. Please support us!

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Samson - SR Wired Over-the-Ear Headphones - Black • Best Buy Education $10.26 20 $205.20

Materials cost

$205.20

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.08

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$238.28

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$42.05

Total project goal

$280.33

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$280.33

3 Donors

-$187.00

Donations toward project cost

-$158.95

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.05

match offer

-$93.32

Match offer toward project cost

-$79.32

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.00

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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