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Ms. Kellenberger from Jasper MO is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

The Ears Have it...Headphones and Whisper Phones for Literacy

My students need Over-the-ear Sound Protection Ear Muffs and Whisper Phones to help them in reading and writing.

  • $294 goal

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My Students

I am the K-2 Title One reading teacher in a low income southwest Missouri school district. I work with approximately 30 students, either individually or in small groups.

I love working with the youngest struggling readers who usually still have the "love of learning".

Their potential for learning can only go up if I can help them see the relevance of how learning to read is a vital life-long skill.

I do a variety of reading assessments to help guide my instruction and also collaborate with the classroom teachers. I strive to use many multi-sensory strategies to address my students' many learning needs.

My Project

My students need help to eliminate NOISE around them so they can focus on their writing. We currently have one set of noise-canceling headphones and many of my students want to use them during writing, so I wanted more available for them to use.

These noise-canceling headphones and the whisper phones are an accommodation for the students in my room that can't focus on literacy tasks.

The whisper phones will allow my students to listen to themselves read. Children need to hear themselves read to become better readers. The whisper phones will also help them during writing. When editing their writing they can read aloud to listen for errors.

Ms. Kellenberger
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 30 students.

16 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
WHISPERPHONE SELECT GRADES K-4 • School Specialty $84.48 1 $84.48
WhisperPhone(r) DUET Classpack (Set of 4) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $59.46 1 $59.46
Lucid Audio HearMuffs Kids Hearing Protection Orange/White (Over-the-ear Sound Protection Ear Muffs Ages 5+) • Amazon Business $19.95 2 $39.90
Safety Ear Muffs for Hearing Protection | Professional Shooting Range Ear Defenders for Noise Reduction | Adjustable, Secure & Comfortable Fit Earmuffs for Adults and Kids by SoundBarren • Amazon Business $14.97 1 $14.97

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