You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.


Ms. Takach from Slippery Rock PA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

You Do the Karaoke and You Turn Yourself Around....

Help me give my students the karaoke machine AND/or the owl pellets. We do a Song of the Week that is inspirational and uplifting in nature. We study the lyrics, dance, and start our day happy.

  • $485 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are your typical, average students when we start the year. Apprehensive, unsure, quirky, bold, shy, confident. The combination of those adjectives make for a typical, "average" group at the start. Somehow along the way, usually by December, they change. We ALL find our groove and become a cohesive unit. We protect each other in and out of the classroom. In writing this, I am smiling. Anyone reading this would not "feel" what it is I am trying to describe in this 5" x 3" box. They would have to witness it firsthand. And I would invite anyone in to our classroom to do just that. You see, I am proud. Maybe I'm sentimental because this year is different. This year, we were forced to be apart just when our groove started picking up its pace....

My Project

I will use the machine to help teach song lyrics from each week's Song of the Week. We start and end our day in song. I teach figurative language (similes and metaphors), rhyme and repetition and more through song. Most importantly, I use each song to build our classroom community.

Students love to sing!

Even the shy, quiet kids start to join in after they know they are safe. Songs like Compass, Firework, Brave, and Stand in the Light are just a few that help me build that bond the first month of school. The owl pellets are used as an extension activity to build teamwork. I rarely order them because of the expense.

Ms. Takach
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Ms. Takach is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Large Owl Pellet • Carolina Biological Supply Company $2.65 75 $198.75
Classic Karaoke Machine • Kaplan Early Learning Company $157.46 1 $157.46

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


8 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Excluded support for DonorsChoose


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Slippery Rock","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[7190327],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"PA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":4867092,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":75,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Takach","authorIds":{"7190327":{"owner":"Ms. Takach","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[4867092],"proposalHash":"-70903132","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21585201,"photosPublished":false,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":[],"teacherId":7190327,"schoolCounty":"Butler","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"PA","name":"Pennsylvania"}}