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Ms. Kemp from Oakland CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Don't Stress, Superstars!

My students need stress balls to use in school during anxiety-producing moments.

  • $264 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My school is located in an urban area. The school has an estimated enrollment of 400 students for the 2017-2018 school year in grades TK-5 with 15 classrooms. Additionally, we house a state Pre-K program. About 92.5% of the students are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, and 48% are English Language Learners. At our school, 46% of the students are Latino, 35% are African-American, 10% are Asian, and 3% are Filipino.

The school has established a culture of continuous school improvement and has a team of teachers, parents, and administrators who are committed to creating the best possible learning environment for students.

Teachers meet weekly for a sixty-minute period during the workday in their professional learning community to analyze student performance data, set goals and share instructional strategies. These teacher teams follow a developed agenda and use protocols and defined roles to manage the meetings. These meetings are my school's cornerstone for building a professional learning community and improving student achievement.

My Project

Our students are great kids who often come from traumatic backgrounds. It is difficult for a student to focus on learning and maintain enthusiasm for school when their mind is cluttered with anxiety. We have seen that stress balls can really be a great assistance to children in this situation. Having an outlet, such as a stress ball, that is covert, non-judgemental, and accessible to a student at any time is a critical need for so many of our students.

It might sound silly, but access to a stress ball can be the difference in a student's entire academic career.

For some of our students, it means they are able to regain composure when triggered and continue with their learning when otherwise they would spiral down and be unable to regain the emotional state needed for learning.

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Ms. Kemp
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 400 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star... Because Everybody Has Potential To Be A Shining Star! 1 Dozen 3" Dancing Stars Bulk Stress Relief Toys, Stress Squeeze Neon Yellow Stars • Amazon Business $10.97 16 $175.52

Materials cost

$175.52

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$16.06

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.63

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$224.21

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$39.57

Total project goal

$263.78

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$263.78

1 Donor

-$131.89

Donations toward project cost

-$112.11

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.78

match offer

-$131.88

Match offer toward project cost

-$112.10

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.78

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$0.00

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