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Ms. McKinnon from Springfield OR is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sing Us a Story: MP3 Edition

Help me give my students mp3 players to learn songs and enjoy a listening center.

  • $280 goal

This project expired on December 19, 2019.

This project expired on December 19, 2019.

My Students

Our school is a Title I campus, serving approximately 520 incredible, creative, enthusiastic learners! We have a high poverty percentage, with 100% of our students receiving free/reduced price lunches. Many of our students depend on us to be a haven of safety, consistency, and a place of supportive and stable adults; traits many of them do not experience in their home lives.

Despite these challenges, our students persevere in their innovation and creativity, not letting boundaries stop them.

Our school strives to provide a supportive, engaging environment where students can reach their maximum potential. It celebrates abilities and believes in the possibilities of students. My classroom is a place that celebrates this diversity and explores our world through music, dance, and play!

My Project

These mp3 players have so many roles to fulfill in our classroom! I love using storybooks in my music room. Sometimes we sing a capella, sometimes we read it, and sometimes I simply turn the pages and let a recording serenade us as we gaze upon beautifully illustrated pictures of the lyrics. It is incredibly touching to watch a child's reaction to these pieces and get lost in the message of the music. A beloved center is our story corner and I've collected many illustrated lyric books but these books have yet to reach their potential.

Being able to choose a book and listen to it being sung to you would engage my students on a whole new level.

Many of my students struggle with regulating behaviors. Having access to these mp3 players to listen to calming music will help them deescalate and facilitate joining the whole class again for more music making. I can also upload songs we use in performance for students to have extra exposure to and learn in a more authentic way than reading along with lyrics from a screen.

I can't wait to offer my students a new way to engage with literacy through music!

Ms. McKinnon
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 100 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Simicore Smart Charging Station Dock & Organizer for Smartphones, Tablets & Other Gadgets - 6-Port Multiple USB Charger Station & Phone Docking Station with Charging Status Indicator (Silver) • Amazon Business $33.99 1 $33.99
Wholesale Bulk Headphone Earphone Earbud - Kaysent(KHP0-10Mixed) 10 Pack Wholesale Mixed Colors(Each 2 Pack) Headphone for School, Classroom, Airplane, Hospiital, Students,Kids and Adults • Amazon Business $33.98 1 $33.98
G.G.Martinsen Red-with-White Stylish MP3/MP4 Player with a 16GB Micro SD Card, Support Photo Viewer, Mini USB Port 1.8 LCD, Digital Music Player, Media Player, MP3 Player, MP4 Player • Amazon Business $20.98 1 $20.98
G.G.Martinsen Silver Versatile MP3/MP4 Player with a 16GB Micro SD Card, Support Photo Viewer, Mini USB Port 1.8 LCD, Digital MP3 Player, MP4 Player, Video/Media/Music Player • Amazon Business $20.98 1 $20.98
G.G.Martinsen Green-with-Black Versatile MP3/MP4 Player with a 16GB Micro SD Card, Support Photo Viewer, Mini USB Port 1.8 LCD, Digital MP3 Player, MP4 Player, Video/Media/Music Player • Amazon Business $18.98 1 $18.98
G.G.Martinsen Versatile MP3/MP4 Player with a 16GB Micro SD Card, Support Photo Viewer, Mini USB Port 1.8 LCD, Digital MP3 Player, MP4 Player, Video/Media/Music Player (Blue&White) • Amazon Business $18.98 1 $18.98
G.G.Martinsen Orange Versatile MP3/MP4 Player with a 16GB Micro SD Card, Support Photo Viewer, Mini USB Port 1.8 LCD, Digital MP3 Player, MP4 Player, Video/Media/Music Player • Amazon Business $18.98 1 $18.98
Belkin Speaker and Headphone 3.5 mm AUX Audio Cable Splitter • Amazon Business $3.79 5 $18.95
G.G.Martinsen Pink-with-White MP3/MP4 Player with a 16GB Micro SD Card, Support Photo Viewer, Mini USB Port 1.8 LCD, Digital MP3 Player, MP4 Player, • Amazon Business $18.78 1 $18.78

Materials cost

$204.60

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.07

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$237.67

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$41.94

Total project goal

$279.61

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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