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Mrs. Garrett from Indianapolis IN is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Cool, Calm, and Collected!

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

  • $559 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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.

Mrs. Garrett
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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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

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