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Mrs. Galvez from San Antonio TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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My students need supplies to help them with their mental health including chair & desk bands, books on anxiety and self control, pencil toppers and partitions.

  • $429 goal

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My Students

My students do so well during instruction but struggle in testing situations. I want my students to experience success on any test. I would like to give them life long skills that will prepare them for their future educational journey.

My students struggle with anxiety and a handful of them have severe ADHD.

The become anxious and worried. They get a test and suddenly everything they have worked so hard on goes out the window. You can see the stress on their faces as you walk around the room during an assessment. Their eyes wonder, trying to recall the information they know they've learned but can't remember. So many of my students have not passed a standardized test since third grade and are now in fifth grade. I believe this has to do with anxiety. Our teachers works so hard with these students. Their grades are great on their report card but their STAAR scores do not reflect. Our school does everything it can to provide extra support for my struggling students but we need help training their worst enemy, test anxiety.

My Project

My students that have ADHD struggle daily with self awareness, self control and anxiety. The pencil toppers and the chair/desk bands will be used to help them release energy in the classroom. The partitions will help all of my students during testing, especially those with ADHD. The partitions help the students with blocking out distractions. The children's' books will be used for read aloud activities and all students would benefit from these books, especially my ADHD kids that struggle with self awareness and self control. The other anxiety books are for me to study and share with my students' parents. I would love to share strategies that ensure their child's success. Success now and for years to come.

This is the type of project that will help me as a teacher learn how to help kids with anxiety for many years.

Anxiety is something I often experienced as a student but never discussed with teachers or adults. You would be supplying me with the knowledge to make my current students and future students successful during tests. For in their future many more tests will come. This project will help me to help parents. Your donations will resonate in my classroom for years and years.

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

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This project will reach 60 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bouncy Bands for Desks (Yellow support pipes) • Amazon Business $14.95 4 $59.80
JJ620 - Preschool Privacy Partition - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $27.99 2 $55.98
Bouncy Bands for Chairs • Amazon Business $13.95 4 $55.80
Fidget Pencil Toppers on Pencil, Set of 6 (3 Wing Nuts and 3 Nuts'n Bolts), Colors Vary • Amazon Business $14.25 3 $42.75
Replacement Bouncy Band for Desk • Amazon Business $4.65 4 $18.60
Replacement Bouncy Band for Chairs • Amazon Business $4.25 4 $17.00
School Made Easier: A Kid's Guide to Study Strategies and Anxiety-Busting Tools • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Anxiety-Free Kids: An Interactive Guide for Parents and Children • Amazon Business $14.43 1 $14.43
My Anxious Mind: A Teen's Guide to Managing Anxiety and Panic • Amazon Business $10.29 1 $10.29
The Anti-Test Anxiety Society • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
But It's Not My Fault! (Responsible Me!) • Amazon Business $9.86 1 $9.86
What If Everybody Did That? • Amazon Business $7.12 1 $7.12
My Mouth Is a Volcano! • Amazon Business $6.90 1 $6.90
Dozen Ball Pencil Tops Fidget • Amazon Business $5.66 1 $5.66

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