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Ms. Bryden from Sleepy Hollow NY is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Speaker Power!

Help me give my students Speaker Power! We need a Qball! Qball is a throwable microphone ball that will encourage class participation and engagement in my first grade classroom.

  • $273 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My first grade students come to school with enthusiasm and curiosity to learn every day. Their age is marked with tremendous growth, lost teeth, great emotional highs and even some lows. What makes them special is they inspire me to become a better teacher and we challenge and encourage each other to do our best. They are not just my students, they are my children.

I have a diverse mix of students in my classroom.

I teach 19 first grade students, some who face learning challenges due to language, attention deficits, and special needs. They learn best when I provide opportunities to move. Movement helps them stay on task and focused throughout the long school day. They enjoy collaborating and being active learners.

My Project

I am constantly seeking out new and engaging ways to make learning fun in my classroom. A physical activity, like throwing a ball, will eliminate dead time and create active learning and active listening. Movement gets kids focused.

I want my lessons and classroom discussions to ignite a passion for learning.

I believe that the Qball is a novel way to do just that! Tossing the ball back and forth will motivate students to participate more in classroom discussions. The Qball will give those quiet talkers a chance to be heard by amplifying their voice comfortably. Children who are more reluctant to raise their hand will want to join in the fun! The Qball will also set ground rules about who has the Speaker Power! It will cut down on students blurting out during discussions to maximize time. All student voices will be heard which will empower everyone to learn!

This would be the one and only thing that I would encourage my first graders to throw around the classroom!!! PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE- consider donating to my project. Your generosity would be greatly appreciated.

Ms. Bryden
Grades PreK-2
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

Materials cost

$199.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.98

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$231.98

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$40.94

Total project goal

$272.92

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$272.92

7 Donors

-$214.68

Donations toward project cost

-$193.73

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.95

match offer

-$45.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$38.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$6.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$13.24

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$0.00

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