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Mrs. Chamberlain Engel from Hayward CA is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Queue Up for the QBall!

Help me give my students a QBall throwable microphone, white cardstock, and Astrobrights colored paper.

  • $396 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My 7th and 8th grade students are an exuberant bunch of teens who love to socialize and have fun. Our students have many obstacles to overcome: low self-esteem, lack of self-confidence, short attention spans, disinterest in their studies, challenging home lives, economic struggles at home, and sometimes even trauma. We also have many high achieving students who are always on task and ready to push themselves in every single subject area. Each year, we have students who are experiencing homelessness. Recently, several students have had parents deported, and they don't know when or if they will see that parent again.

It's so important to give students the necessary reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills that make up the heart of English language arts.

With these crucial skills mastered, their transitions to high school, college, and the workplace will be successful!

My Project

Middle school aged kids have to fight shyness, lack of self-confidence, and language barriers when speaking in front of a classroom of their peers. I also often have to fight my aging ears when trying to hear those students' responses to my questions.

Enter the QBall, a throwable microphone ball that can make answering in-class questions more appealing and fun as well as more easily heard by everyone in class, which is a win-win situation for all of my students and me.

The paper I am requesting would give my students plenty of materials for creating projects this year. Many of them soar when given old-fashioned paper to create brochures, ads, posters, and more. Unfortunately, I spent my $100 school-provided materials budget back in June when I got new markers and colored pencils for our classroom. Those markers and pencils aren't much good without a supply of paper!

Mrs. Chamberlain Engel
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Qball - Throwable Wireless Microphone - 2.4Ghz up to 75 ft range • Amazon Business $199.00 1 $199.00
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5" x 11", 24 lb/89 gsm,"Joy" 5-Color Assortment, 500 Sheets (91414) • Amazon Business $13.99 3 $41.97
Neenah Cardstock, 8.5" x 11", Heavy-Weight, White, 94 Brightness, 300 Sheets (91437) • Amazon Business $11.99 3 $35.97

Materials cost

$276.94

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$25.34

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.15

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$336.43

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$59.37

Total project goal

$395.80

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$395.80

3 Donors

-$347.68

Donations toward project cost

-$336.43

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.25

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$48.12

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$0.00

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