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Ms. O'Brien from Oakland CA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Creating a Comfortable and Caring Learning Environment

Help me give my students a more comfortable learning environment with headphones, snacks, and more! By contributing to this project you will be supporting a more caring and comfortable learning environment.

  • $575 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

This classroom offers an environment for students with a multitude of experiences to come together to learn and explore the world around them. Students come from all over Oakland to our school. In our classroom, we aim to value our own unique experiences while challenging our understanding of the world. Our school is small but we aim to learn through project-based instruction. My students value learning through experiences, and community-based projects.

As we move back into in-person learning, students are ready and excited to begin collaborative projects and engage in more hands-on science experiences!

Thank you for considering this project as one you may support!

My Project

This project is helping to reach our goal of a comfortable learning environment in multiple ways. This project helps to replace the broken headphones in our classroom which will allow students to experience more science simulations, computer-based investigations, and science videos. Students have also been requesting to use our only set of noise-canceling headphones to help them focus and concentrate during independent work or when they are looking to recenter or self-regulate throughout the day. Adding these additional sets will allow more students the chance to utilize that tool/strategy for self-regulation. Our classroom also uses music to help calm and set the tone for our learning space. These materials give students more choice in the learning environment that feels most supportive and productive for them.

A comfortable learning environment also means that students have access to sanitation and hygiene supplies as they need.

This project will refill the students' Student Resource Center where they have access to disinfecting wipes, hand sanitizer, tissues, bandaids, and personal hygiene products. Students have complete access to the Student Resource Center and regularly utilize these products. The granola bars and fruit cups will also help ensure that students can have easy access to snacks when they need them.

Ensuring that students have agency in their learning environment, self-regulation tools and access to food and hygiene products in the classroom allow more students to feel comfortable, supported, and ready to learn.

Thank you for your consideration!

Ms. O'Brien
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 135 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Califone CA-2-30 Lightweight On-Ear Stereo Headphones with Resealable Storage Bag and Case, 3.5mm Plug, Beige, Pack of 30 • School Specialty $178.46 1 $178.46
JBL CLIP 3 - Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Blue • Amazon Business $49.95 1 $49.95
Califone Hush Buddy HS-PA Earmuff Hearing Protector, Over-Ear, Panda, Each • School Specialty $19.49 2 $38.98
Califone Hush Buddy HS-TI Earmuff Hearing Protector, Over-Ear, Tiger, Each • School Specialty $19.49 2 $38.98
Nature's Valley granola bars, Crunchy Oats N Honey, 60 Count • Amazon Business $18.92 2 $37.84
Method All-Purpose Cleaning Wipes, Pink Grapefruit, 70 Count, 3 pack, Packaging May Vary • Amazon Business $17.94 1 $17.94
Always Ultra Thin Pads for Women, Size 1 Regular Absorbency Without Wings Unscented, 44 Count - Pack of 3 (132 Count Total) • Amazon Business $17.31 1 $17.31
Del Monte No Sugar Added Variety Fruit Cups (Peaches, Pears, Mandarin Oranges), 4 Ounce (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $5.98 2 $11.96

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