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Mrs. Kettmann from San Jose CA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Noise! Noise! Noise! But Not for Long.

My students need individual headphones that they can keep in their desks. In addition, our classroom needs a storage and charging station for our tablets which were generously donated earlier this year.

  • $579 goal

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My Students

I teach fourth grade at a Northern California school. We are a Title One school that supports a diverse group of children from various ethnic backgrounds. The majority of our students are English Language Learners, and many come from socio-economic disadvantaged families. Sixty-nine percent of our students qualify for free and reduced breakfast and lunch.

Although many of my students come from families living at or below the poverty level they are an outstanding group of children.

They are serious and excited about learning, they contribute to requests for school supplies when possible, and they are kind and thoughtful to each other.

My Project

My students need individual headphones that they can use during our technology time. Students have access to Chromebooks and iPads for up to 50% of each day. Certain lessons are self paced and geared to the student's own ability. At these times, it is necessary that each student is able to hear what they are working on. In this age of technology, these tools are a necessity at school.

We are more and more dependent on technology and when students have their own headphones they can work more independently and with less distractions, no matter what the subject.

When wearing headphones, the overall classroom environment becomes more peaceful and a calm falls upon the entire group.

The storage and charging station will allow our classroom tablets to be more organized and well charged, so that they can be used for research and Accelerated Reader quizzes while another class shares the Chromebooks.

Mrs. Kettmann
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, 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.

This project will reach 34 students.

14 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Koss KPH7 Over-Ear Portable Stereo Headphone, Black • Staples Advantage $8.39 32 $268.48
PP509 - Store & Charge Tablet Station • Lakeshore Learning Materials $149.00 1 $149.00
Califone Ergoguys 2810-BE Kids Stereo PC Headphone, Bear • Staples Advantage $0.00 32 $0.00

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