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  • $440 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Murillo Penarrieta
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 9 donors
  • $0 still needed

iPod Touch Wanted

My students need an iPod touch to sing and dance their hearts out.

My Students

My students love everything that has to do with technology. We would love to bring modern technology into our singing time by having an iPod. Unfortunately, we still use old fashion cassettes and scratched up Cd's when we sing.

My students approach life with the enthusiasm and curiosity that all five-year-old children seem to have in abundance.

Despite living in a low socioeconomic area where their parents struggle to make ends meet, they are incredibly hopeful and looking forward to the future. Their parents want the best education possible for them but due to financial constraints, many cannot afford to have up to date technology at home. It is up to me and the school to provide these wonderful, amazing, eager and bright kids with experiences using technology. We are a Title I school, which means that we do get funds to improve the academic achievement of the disadvantaged, but not enough to provide every class or student with a computer, laptop, tablet or iPod. These students deserve more exposure and experience with the technology that will shape tomorrow. Including using iPods to listen to music.

My Project

In kindergarten, we do a lot of singing! We sing from the moment class starts to dismissal time. We sing songs during calendar time, language arts, math, and all other academic subjects. Having an iPod to use in my classroom, would allow me to buy more music for us to sing and dance to. I wouldn't have to worry about my Cd's being scratched or worry about cuing a cassette. An iPod would also help us stay fit as it would help us during P.E. time to do a little dancing. I would also like to use the application iTalk to have my students record and listen to themselves reading. They could also use the iPod touch to take pictures to enhance their insects and arachnids reports that will be coming up.

My students need to be prepared to go to college with far more technology than what is currently available to them.

I feel that having access to an iPod not only exposes them to technology, but also to the world around them. It will allow them to be amazed at what they see and learn. It will feed their curiosity. It will shape the leaders of tomorrow

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple iPod touch - digital player - Apple iOS 6 • Best Buy $299.99 1 $299.99

Materials cost

$299.99

Vendor shipping charges

$12.00

State sales tax

$27.45

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.50

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$373.94

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$65.99

Total project goal

$439.93

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$439.93

7 Donors

-$269.93

Donations toward project cost

-$229.44

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$40.49

Matching donations from our partners

-$170.00

Match offers toward project cost

-$144.50

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.50

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$0.00

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9 donors9 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 21 students.

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