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Ms. Younkin from Chicago IL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Readers Need Whisper Phones!

Help me give my students whisper phones to promote early literacy development as they read.

  • $162 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My classroom is a group of enthusiastic 2nd graders. We love to study literacy, math, science, and social studies. Having created a safe classroom community throughout the school year, we are a community of young people who take risks to learn! We encourage each other through collaborative learning through all subjects.

Our classroom is home to 21 second graders, most of whom come from bilingual and immigrant households.

In an underfunded school district, we would greatly appreciate resources to continue our learning!

My Project

These whisper phones are essential for my early readers to use as they practice reading independently each day. As students read into these phones, their whisper voice is projected into their ear. This allows them to read quietly so that their classmates can focus, but projects the volume to their own ears so that they can self-regulate their reading.

Research shows that whisper phones will allow my readers to hear their own voice as they read, improving focus, attention, and engagement.

As students hear their own voice reading a text, it will lead to an increase of phonemic awareness and comprehension. Help our young readers get the most out of their reading time with these whisper phones!

Ms. Younkin
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
EE539 - Hear Myself Sound Phone - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 2 $99.98
EE538 - Hear Myself Sound Phone - Each • Lakeshore Learning Materials $5.99 1 $5.99

Materials cost

$105.97

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.59

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$137.56

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$24.28

Total project goal

$161.84

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$161.84

3 Donors

-$158.39

Donations toward project cost

-$137.56

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.83

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.45

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$0.00

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