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Ms. Dautruche from Washington DC is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Save This Teacher's Voice

Help me give my students a microphone and sound system for classroom discussions.

  • $393 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come from an urban community in the heart of southeast Washington, DC. Our school is a public school that strives to give students and families a variety of experiences beyond the traditional means of elementary school. We are a blended learning school where students use technology to enhance learning in all subjects.

My students are extremely special because they are transitioning from the Tools of the Mind curriculum and moving to a highly accelerated kindergarten program that uses more than four blended learning platforms.

They must successfully complete their curriculum and prepare for the rigors of first grade.

My Project

My project is geared to helping my students and I communicate effectively. I have a small classroom with 30 busy and vocal little learners. Learning in a classroom filled with 32 different voices can make it hard to hear each other.

A microphone speaker system will help to amplify my teacher voice so I can deliver instruction without straining my teacher voice.

The microphone and speaker would help increase sound volume so that all classroom presenters would be heard clearly and precisely. Using a microphone will help limit the interruptions and deliver content more effectively.

Microphones are a great way to increase student engagement, expand classroom community, and bring fun to learning. Microphones also serve as a great way to practice turn taking. When students have a microphone, they feel important and they take pride in their work. They can really work on their speaking and listening goals.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Oklahoma Sound Handheld Wireless Microphone • Quill.com $150.29 1 $150.29
Oklahoma Sound Wireless Tie Clip Microphone, Black • Quill.com $116.99 1 $116.99
Duracell Coppertop 9V Alkaline Batteries, 4/Pack (MN16RT4Z) • Quill.com $14.87 1 $14.87

Materials cost

$282.15

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$16.93

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.23

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$333.31

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$58.82

Total project goal

$392.13

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$392.13

2 Donors

-$131.00

Donations toward project cost

-$111.35

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.65

match offer

-$261.13

Match offer toward project cost

-$221.96

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$39.17

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$0.00

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