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  • $436 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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

Sweat the Small Stuff ... Kindergarten Tech

My students need computer accessories made for children, such as, small mice, mouse pads, color coded keyboards, and child safe headphones.

My Students

My inner-city kindergarten students are eager to learn and share. For many of these students, this is their first official school experience. With this in mind, I want these students to continue to want to learn and come to school.

I want my students to still be eager and willing to learn after kindergarten and actually for their entire lifetime.

They come to school excited and curious from all different types of backgrounds and starting points. Given support and opportunities, they are all capable of getting a strong educational foundation that will benefit them their entire lives.

My Project

My students are going to use these technology resources to navigate through their first desk top computer experience. Even though children today are exposed to technology on a daily basis, young children still lack actual desk top computer experience. My students are extremely fortunate in that they will be receiving new desktop computers for use in our classroom this fall. The bad part is that they will be the exact same items that every grade level will receive, K to 12.

Kindergarten students benefit from learning computer skills on devices made just for them.

I have found that computer accessories designed especially for young children help students learn computer skills easier. It also makes it easier for me to support them in their learning as I can use the colors to guide them through the motions. Color coded keyboards and mice provide students a quick reference when deciding what to click and when learning a keyboard.

Decibel safe headphones that are smaller in size give students a chance to focus on the learning comfortably instead of fussing with over sized, loud headphones designed for everyone but them. I want students to learn how to use a desktop computer, but I also want them to use the programs provided to enhance their literacy and math skills so to do so they need to be able to stay focused. Luckily, with support & student friendly materials, students do learn basic mouse and keyboarding skills fairly quickly allowing them to enhance their education with online programs.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Learning Board Keyboard • Kaplan Early Learning Company $29.95 4 $119.80
Small Computer Mouse - Black • Kaplan Early Learning Company $16.95 4 $67.80
Hamilton Buhl KIDS-RED Flex-Phones Foam Headphones, Red • Staples Advantage $23.39 1 $23.39
Hamilton Buhl KIDS-BLU Flex-Phones Foam Headphones, Blue • Staples Advantage $23.39 1 $23.39
HamiltonBuhl KIDS-GRN FlexPhones Purple • Quill.com $22.94 1 $22.94
HamiltonBuhl KIDS-GRN FlexPhones Green • Quill.com $22.94 1 $22.94
3dRose LLC 8 X 8 X 0.25 Inches Cute Blue and Green Gecko Lizard with Polka Dot Background Animal Cartoon Mouse Pad (mp_116504_1) • Amazon Business $19.42 1 $19.42
3dRose LLC 8 x 8 x 0.25 Inches Mouse Pad, Cute Cartoon Raccoon Purple Dot Background (mp_24623_1) • Amazon Business $19.42 1 $19.42
3dRose Cute Wheaten Scottie, Cartoon Dog, Red with Pawprints Mouse Pad (mp_40873_1) • Amazon Business $8.16 1 $8.16
3dRose LLC 8 x 8 x 0.25 Inches Mouse Pad, Cute Owl on Light Blue Background (mp_6312_1) • Amazon Business $8.16 1 $8.16

Materials cost

$335.42

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.03

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$370.45

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$65.37

Total project goal

$435.82

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$435.82

5 Donors

-$256.00

Donations toward project cost

-$225.10

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.90

Matching donations from our partners

-$171.00

Match offers toward project cost

-$145.35

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.65

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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8 donors8 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

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