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Mr. R from Bridgeport CT is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Tune in With all Ears!

Help me give my students brand new comfortable and working headphones for our online resources and standardized testing!

  • $157 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I am a first-grade teacher at an inner-city school. I am privileged to work with twenty-eight amazing children who are eager to learn and use any learning tools they are given. My students have a tremendous amount of learning to do this upcoming year, and most of it happens from repetition and practice.

They like to read, participate, and ask questions!

Working as an elementary teacher in a low-income and high poverty inner-city district is challenging itself. My students face several challenges, both in and out of the classroom. Whichever challenge they meet, I strive to provide my students with the creative and meaningful learning experience they deserve!

My Project

In my district, we have amazing online programs that help students improve Reading, Math, and Science scores. Unfortunately because of the high poverty, many students are unable to bring headphones of their own.

It is vital students use these online programs to help them become better readers, problem solvers and scientists.

These programs have the ability to read to them, ask students questions and are very interactive. However, with a full class and having limited headphones, it can be very noisy. It also can get very distracting and many students cannot concentrate when attempting to use the programs.

If each student had their own pair of headphones, it would limit the noise level and increase the actual learning time while on each program. It would even double the purpose of using them for next year's students!

In addition, when students do their state testing that is done on computers, parents would not have to worry about acquiring expensive and non-durable headphones for it.

Thank you for supporting my students by knocking down the barrier to resources that is necessary for their success.

I very much appreciate your consideration in this matter and sincerely hope you will view my request favorably and provide the requisite funds.

Mr. R
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Maxell 190319 Over Ear Headphones • Quill.com $3.49 13 $45.37
Maxell 190316 Headphone • Quill.com $6.39 5 $31.95
Maxell 190560 In-Ear Stereo Earphone • Quill.com $1.99 12 $23.88

Materials cost

$101.20

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.52

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$132.72

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$23.42

Total project goal

$156.14

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$156.14

1 Donor

-$105.00

Donations toward project cost

-$89.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.75

match offer

-$51.14

Match offer toward project cost

-$43.47

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.67

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$0.00

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