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Ms. Andrews from McFarland CA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Calm Down Kits

Help me give my students Calm Down Kits. Students coming back after the pandemic are suffering from extreme anxiety. Please help me provide a kit for every classroom on my campus. Essential Item: Noise Canceling Headphones

  • $1,428 goal

This project expired on September 11, 2021.

This project expired on September 11, 2021.

My Students

My students are the most amazing individuals who conquer every day trials while trying to meet the expectations of the education system. KAES is tucked back in a rural area surrounded by cow farms, grape vines and other agriculture features. Many of my students are migrant students and some come back and forth from Mexico every year.

KAES has the most driven, passionate and fearless students who face and overcome the daily struggle of poverty.

Many students participate in after school activities such as Folklora dancing, basketball, year book, broadcasting and art. My school brings together community and education, developing the whole child.

My Project

Many students coming back to in person learning post-pandemic are suffering from extreme anxiety. Students of all ages are re-learning classroom protocols and norms. Please help prepare our teachers by providing them Calm Down Kits for their classroom.

Teachers need to be prepared in a moments notice when a student begins to feel big emotions.

These kits will provide them an amazing way to re-center their student in a safe and comfortable manner. Please help support social emotional well-being in McFarland, CA. All teachers will be taught by me (the School Counselor) how to implement all tools. Thank you so much for your support!

Ms. Andrews
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Noise Reduction Earmuffs Safety Hearing Protection Noise Cancelling Earmuffs, NRR 28dB / SNR 34dB with 2 Pairs Ear Plugs, Foldable & Adjustable and Light Weight Ear Muffs for Men Women Adults • Amazon Business $10.16 33 $335.28
Really Good Stuff Plastic Storage Baskets for Classroom or Home Use - Fun Rainbow Colors - 13" x 10" (Set of 6) • Amazon Business $37.89 6 $227.34
Teacher Created Resources Emotions Flash Cards • Amazon Business $4.99 33 $164.67
Big Mo's Toys Liquid Motion Spiral Timer Toy for Sensory Play - Relaxing Bubble Motion Autism ADHD Fidget Toy, Calming Toy, Sensory Visual Relaxation Desk Toy, One Piece (Assorted) • Amazon Business $9.99 11 $109.89
16pc Mini Magnetic Drawing Board, 4-Colors Travel Size Erasable Doodle Magna Board Toy, Small Writing Painting Sketching Pad, Educational Learning and Classroom Prizes for Toddler Boy Girl Kids Child • Amazon Business $34.95 2 $69.90
ArtCreativity 3.5 Inch Bubble Blower Bottles with Wands - 24 Pack - Bubble Toy for Kids with 2oz of Solution - Outdoor Summer Fun - Birthday Party Favors, Supplies for Boys and Girls - Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $19.97 2 $39.94
LovesTown 40 Pcs Face Squeeze Balls, 2inches Face Stress Balls Yellow Smile Squeeze Balls Mini Stress Relief Balls for Finger Exercise School Carnival Reward Party Bag Gift • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
INTEGEAR 12 Pack Bulk Full Size 56mm Magic Speed Cube 3x3 Easy Turning and Smooth Play Durable Puzzle Cube Toy for Kids • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
Adult Coloring Books Super Set -- 10 Deluxe Coloring Books for Adults and Teens • Amazon Business $18.95 1 $18.95
Play-Doh Handout 42-Pack of 1-Ounce Non-Toxic Modeling Compound for Kid Party Favors, Trick or Treat, Classroom Prizes, School Supplies, Assorted Colors (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
48 Pack Mini Kaleidoscope Prism Toys for Kids Birthday Party Favors, 6 Designs, 1.7 x 1.1 Inches • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Hestya Plastic Rainbow Pinwheel, Party Pinwheels DIY Lawn Windmill Set for Teenagers Toy Garden Party Lawn Decor (50 Pieces, Multicolor A) • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Incredible Value Coloring Books for Kids - Epic Bulk Party Pack of 24 Awesome Coloring Books 5"x7" With Animated Cartoons • Amazon Business $10.97 1 $10.97
5 Minute Sand Timers - Mini • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

Materials cost

$1,069.78

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$97.88

3rd party payment processing fee

$16.05

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,213.71

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$214.18

Total project goal

$1,427.89

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

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