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  • $285 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Shelton
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

Oh Dear...We Can't Hear!

My students need headphones to use in our computer center, and a pencil sharpener.

My Students

HELP! My 23 kindergrtners utilize our classroom computers daily. Up until now, I have purchased inexpensive headphones from our local department store. Needless to say, the headphones are not meant for "little fingers" on a daily/hourly basis. Hence the need for a new pencil sharpener also!

I have the best class of 23 kindergarten students.

My students attend an elementary school that contains Pre-K through 5th grade, totaling about 500 students. My kindergarten class is one of four kindergarten classes. My students are full of energy and have such a great thirst for knowledge. Their busy little bodies are constantly on the go searching for new ways to learn and explore the unknown.

My Project

We have four computers in our classroom. These computers are used during center time, as well as through the day to utilize a district purchased educational computer program. The computer program requires the students to closely listen to directions and/or phonetic sounds. The headphones I have purchased in the past are simply not made for the daily wear and tear of five and six year olds. The headphones break easily and do not withstand the needed utilization. The Lakeshore Learning headphones are specifically engineered to withstand my busy kindergrtners. With this being said, our electric classroom pencil sharpener is worn out. Students and I try to use our wall-mounted pencil sharpener but have a difficult time with the noise it produces and blisters that come along with the continuos sharpening. A new, quiet, pencil sharpener is needed so I can continue teaching and students can continue learning in our new quiet learning environment!

My students have the desire to learn and therefore I want to offer very opportunity possible.

Headphones will give my students, and future students, a chance to concentrate during center time and during individual computer time. By decreasing computer noise, students working on and off the computers, will be able to concentrate and more learning can take place. A new, quieter pencil sharpener will not only give my students a quieter learning environment, but will give my blisters a break!

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
FN2924CX - Listening Center Headphones - Set of 8 • Lakeshore Learning $99.00 1 $99.00
ES119 - Heavy-Duty Electric Pencil Sharpener • Lakeshore Learning $89.95 1 $89.95

Materials cost

$188.95

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$15.40

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.83

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$242.18

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$42.74

Total project goal

$284.92

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$284.92

1 Donor

-$142.46

Donations toward project cost

-$121.09

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$21.37

match offer

-$142.46

Match offer toward project cost

-$121.09

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$21.37

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 23 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by Lakeshore Learning and one other donor.

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