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Ms. Moyer from Rocky Mount VA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Gift of Silence

Help me give my students the gift of silence! We take many tests throughout the day and having a silent area to test allows the students to achieve better grades.

  • $167 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach 3 classes with 17 rambunctious 5th graders in each. That equals roughly 50 students a day! They are excited to be in 5th grade and they are excited to learn. A lot of them go home everyday to unsatisfactory home lives. When they are at school they feel a sense of security in the classroom and are comfortable being here.

Having a safe and secure classroom helps students become less anxious and they are able to relax and focus on their work.

Being in a safe environment can be a world of difference to a child. They will become more outgoing and more trusting of the teacher and their classmates.

My Project

In a week my students will take an average of 3 tests. I have a few struggling test takers that require absolute silence! That is not always easy when you have 16-17 students per class. Me being the only teacher in my room I can not take those students out and give them a quiet area.

My students work hard and always want to do their best.

Working in silence provides many more opportunities for students to succeed. I often see my students very distracted by little noises and that will usually effect their overall grade. Having headphones that cancel this out will allow students to focus and get their work done faster and more efficient.

Ms. Moyer
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Vanderfields Earmuffs for Kids Toddlers Children - Hearing Protection Ear Defenders for Small Adults Women - Foldable Design Ear Defenders Adjustable Padded Headband Noise Reduction (Purple Power) • Amazon Business $9.98 10 $99.80
HEARTEK Kids Ear Protection Noise Reduction Children Protective Earmuffs – Sound Cancelling Hearing Muffs for Toddler, Baby, Infants – Adjustable, Foldable with Travel Bag- Dark Blue • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

Materials cost

$109.79

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.65

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$141.44

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$24.96

Total project goal

$166.40

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$166.40

3 Donors

-$108.00

Donations toward project cost

-$95.55

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.45

match offer

-$54.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$45.90

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$8.10

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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