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Mrs. Moyett-Wright from Paterson NJ is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Got a Minute? Help All Of My Students Meet Their Counselor!

My students need an ipad with a case and screen protector to record responses and share their feelings during our minute meetings.

  • $670 goal

This project expired on December 12, 2013.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Did you ever wish you had ONE MINUTE during the school day to talk to your school counselor and express your feelings about something effecting your life? Many of my students struggle with social and family issues that make it difficult for them to stay focused on their academic school work.

As urban, inner city children in grades one through eight, they often face hurdles on their path to an education.

These hurdles may include language barriers, single parent households, living in foster homes, gang violence, drugs and poverty. Often times, my students lack positive coping methods to overcome their struggles. I want to help my students learn good coping methods to overcome the struggles they face through the use of minute meetings.

My Project

With a caseload of over 1,100 students, every student does not get to meet with the school counselor throughout the school year. HOWEVER, this year, I want to change that with the use of minute meetings. Minute meetings are short, but meaningful meetings that allow the school counselor to 'check in' with all of the students on their caseload. Often times, I only get to see students on an individual basis who ask to see me or who are referred by a teacher or parent. However, ALL students could and SHOULD benefit from checking in with their school counselor without having to ask. Having an iPad available during these meetings is important because kids love technology! My students will love being able to answer the questions directly on the iPad using google docs. In addition, I will be able to use the data from these meetings to follow up with students, create classroom lessons and form counseling groups.

As a school counselor, my goal is to make meaningful connections with all of my students!

Studies show that kids who have an adult they can connect to are more resilient and more prepared to cope with the struggles they face. As a counselor in an urban inner city school district where students are faced with difficult obstacles on a daily basis, I know having these minute meeting equipped with an iPad will help me to reach ALL of my students and open the door for a meaningful adult connection!

Mrs. Moyett-Wright
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 999 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple iPad with Retina Display MD513LL/A (16GB, Wi-Fi, White) NEWEST VERSION • Amazon $497.00 1 $497.00
The New iPad 3rd & 4th Generation Magnetic Smart Cover Portfolio Case by Photive With Built-In Stand - Front & Back Protection Designed for 3rd & 4th Generation iPad (Latest Version With Built-In Magnet for Sleep/Wake Feature) - Black • Amazon $29.95 1 $29.95
3 Pack of Premium Crystal Clear Screen Protectors for Apple iPad • Amazon $4.44 1 $4.44

Materials cost

$531.39

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.97

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$569.36

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$100.48

Total project goal

$669.84

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$669.84

4 Donors

-$334.92

Donations toward project cost

-$284.68

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$50.24

match offer

-$334.92

Match offer toward project cost

-$284.68

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$50.24

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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