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Ms. McGettigan from Philadelphia PA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

SSHH! I'm Listening. Bless You.

Help me give my students headphones to increase their focus on task. The tissues and wipes will help keep us healthy.

  • $339 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

This is a bright and active group of five and six-year-old children. They love to create and tell stories. They love to read and be read to. They are quickly learning to work together, which is a vital skill in our world. My children work in small groups and independently throughout the day. This helps them learn to focus and improve self-control issues. Small group activities that let us get up and move help our ADHD tendencies stay under control. We need real reasons to move and stretch.

We grow in all areas by practicing and playing together.

Writing throughout the day in science, social studies, math, and even in art helps us in so many ways. We get noisy, but we learn so much together. We need supplies to grow as readers, writers, and illustrators. We need to show the colors of our ideas. We need ways to be active and help us learn to control our ADHD tendencies. There is so much to learn.

My Project

Kindergarten today includes technology time with the children working on individual programs on multitude of iPads all around the room. This is very difficult without headphones. Five and six year old children are so easily distracted. Every sound pulls their focus. Because of this, we rarely get all the growth academically that we should from these programs.

Headphones will cut down on many distraction issues.

They will increase our daily growth and focus.

Another major interference piece is our general health. Thirty kids in one room means a lot of coughs and sneezes. It means we sadly share every cold that comes through the city. These tissues and table wipes will help us be healthier and help us focus more on growing and learning.

Ms. McGettigan
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Koss KPH7 Portable Headphones • Staples Advantage $6.99 24 $167.76
Kleenex Boutique Standard Facial Tissues, 2-Ply, 95 Sheets/Box, 6/Pack (21271) • Staples Advantage $13.19 4 $52.76
Clorox Commercial Solutions Disinfecting Wipes, Fresh Scent - 75 Wipes (15949) • Staples Advantage $5.59 6 $33.54

Materials cost

$254.06

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.81

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$287.87

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$50.80

Total project goal

$338.67

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$338.67

14 Donors

-$186.00

Donations toward project cost

-$159.49

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.51

match offer

-$151.04

Match offer toward project cost

-$128.38

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.66

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.64

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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