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Mr. Duncan
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 6 donors
  • $0 still needed

Reading, Music, and Relaxation

My students need comfortable bean bags to relax while reading and speakers to be able to have access to classical music to help with concentration and attentiveness.

My Students

I teach children in a low-income and high poverty neighborhood in the inner city of Los Angeles. At this Title I school, 100% of my students receive free and reduced price lunch.

Though their economic standing has them encountering many challenges, struggling to receive an exemplary education will not be one of them, as far as I am concerned.

My hope is to provide my students with the highest expectations so that they can succeed in their lives, education, and careers. To help me do that, I need resources that these student may not have readily available.

My Project

Where do you feel the most comfortable reading books? Do you read at your kitchen table or perhaps, like me, you have the best reading experiences either on your sofa or bed. I want to provide my students with an atmosphere filled with comfort so that they can really engage in the books they are reading during our silent sustained reading time. I also want to provide them with classical music to increase their focus throughout their learning day. I already have the music but now I need a speaker so that it can be heard.

Imagine students walking in the classroom filled with the sounds of Bach, Mozart, and Vivaldi.

There are many benefits to listening to classical music in the classroom. Having classical music playing in the classroom can reduce tension and anxiety in students which makes them less likely to act up. Classical music has also been shown to enhance learning by increasing attentiveness and concentration. It also promotes feelings of relaxation. It can also serve as a cue that is meant for students to enter a calming atmosphere so that they will be ready to learn.

The bean bags and the speaker are meant to build a relaxing and calming environment in the classroom. My students will spend a huge amount of time in this room, and I want to build an atmosphere that is anxiety and stress free.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
ECR4Kids Junior Classic Bean Bag Chair, Multicolor (26") • Amazon Business $43.32 4 $173.28
AOMAIS Sport II Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speakers 4.0 with Waterproof IPX7,20W Bass Sound,Stereo Pairing,Durable Design for iPhone /iPod/iPad/Phones/Tablet/Echo dot,Good Gift(Orange) • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99

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This project will reach 24 students.

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