You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Menu
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 
  • $559 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Garrett
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 12 donors
  • $0 still needed

Cool, Calm, and Collected!

Help me give my students two iPod touches and two cases to help promote calmness in the classroom.

My Students

My students are all so very eager to learn and apply their knowledge, however, they are limited by what they can do because of the lack of materials to do so. The students in my school come from very different socioeconomic, cultural, and educational backgrounds. There are many cultures and languages represented in our building and in my classroom. More than 50% of our students receive free or reduced-price lunch this school year.

I want to offer a learning environment where they can become super excited about their learning experience!

What better way to do that than to spruce up our center time and provide them with engaging activities!

My Project

Some students are coming to school with elevated emotions and experience difficulty adapting to the school environment. Research has shown that creating calmness and mindfulness is an effective strategy for anxiety, anger, depression, and trauma.

By bringing in iPods with access to apps specifically designed for calming and regulating emotions though the use of breathing exercises and other calming techniques, I will be able to create opportunities for students to feel more comfortable and calm so they feel more rounded and are able to fully develop, grow, and learn to their fullest potential.

Our iPods will invite students to utilize their own self-regulation strategies to refocus and increase their social-emotional growth.

Read More

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple - iPod touch 32GB MP3 Player (7th Generation - Latest Model) - Space Gray • Best Buy Education $199.99 2 $399.98
iPod Touch 7 Touch 6 Touch 5 Waterproof Case, BESINPO Full-Body Protective Built-in Screen Protector Dustproof Shockproof Anti-Scratch Cover Case Compatible with Touch 7th/6th/5th Generation • Amazon Business $18.99 2 $37.98

Materials cost

$437.96

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.57

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$474.53

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$83.74

Total project goal

$558.27

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$558.27

12 Donors

-$558.27

Donations toward project cost

-$474.53

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$83.74

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

View complete list Show less

12 donors12 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 23 students.

Project Activity

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo
{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Indianapolis","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[3488347],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"IN","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"merchant.com.donorschoose1.prod","proposalId":4611839,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/creating-a-calm-classroom/4611839/","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":23,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Garrett","authorIds":{"3488347":{"owner":"Mrs. Garrett","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[4611839],"proposalHash":"1032460797","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp3488347_272x272.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1457459059507","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":18,"teacherChallengeId":20727270,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["Njk1NTEzOA==","Njk1Mjk0Nw==","Njk1NDYwMw==","NTYyOTg4NQ==","NTUzNjMzMQ==","Njk1NDYzMA==","Njk1NDU5NA==","MzY0MzY0NA==","Njk1NDYyMw==","Njk1NTM0NQ==","MzMyNTYyNA==","MjkyNDQ4OQ=="],"teacherId":3488347,"schoolCounty":"Marion","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"IN","name":"Indiana"}}