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Ms. Hayes from Oakland CA is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Easing Into Adolescence

My students need items like deodorant and sanitary napkins to ease the transition from childhood to adolescence.

  • $634 goal

This project expired on November 24, 2018.

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My Students

Our school community is comprised of diverse learners from a plethora of cultural backgrounds. There are at least 30 different languages spoken by families at this school. The school is located in a high poverty area, and the majority of students receive a free or reduced fee lunch. Our school strives to positively support our student learners.

Fifth graders in my class will be learning about their changing bodies during puberty education week.

Students in my class come from families struggling with high rents and high costs of living. They may feel uncomfortable letting their parents know about their hygiene needs.

My Project

When students feel that they are cared for, they are more comfortable and able to focus on academic tasks. Teaching fifth graders is a wonderful and exciting time. However, their bodies are changing and often they are unsure about what is happening. By providing some simple care products like deodorant, soap, and sanitary napkins, students will feel like taking on the new responsibility of their personal hygiene.

Along with personal hygiene needs, a student's social emotional needs will be met by creating a peace corner with some calming fidgets.

Taking care of these needs will open avenues for learning that will allow students to think more deeply and retain more learning.

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

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dove Advanced Care Antiperspirant, Cool Essentials 2.6 oz, 4 Count • Amazon Business $19.52 5 $97.60
Dove Men+Care Antiperspirant Stick, Clean Comfort 2.7 oz (Pack of 4) • Amazon Business $16.78 5 $83.90
Always Ultra Thin Size 1, Regular Absorbency Feminine Pads without Wings, Unscented, 44 count - Pack of 3 (132 Total Count) (Packaging May Vary) • Amazon Business $16.47 5 $82.35
Dove go fresh Beauty Bar, Cucumber and Green Tea 4 oz, 16 Bar • Amazon Business $15.98 3 $47.94
AmazonBasics Cotton Washcloths - 60-Pack • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Voit Soft-Low Bounce Tuff Balls (6-1/4", Blue) • Amazon Business $11.01 2 $22.02
Always Ultra Thin Overnight Feminine Pads with Wings, Unscented, 38 Count • Amazon Business $11.00 2 $22.00
Qmifun 16pcs Fidget Toys Sensory Bundle-Infinity Magic Cube/Fidget Pad/Liquid Motion Timer/Fidget Bike Chain/Squeeze Soybeans/Fidget Finger Toys • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
VITAL TOYS Fidget Toys 8 Pack by Includes DNA Balls,Liquid Motion Timer,Magic Ball,Stretchy Strings & Flippy Chain/Autism Toys/Sensory Toys for Autistic Children/Fidget Bundle/Fidgets for Classroom • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
MAC-T PE07211E Soft Skin 2-1/2 in. Diameter Extra Durable Foam Ball, Super 70, All Grade Levels (Set of 6) • Amazon Business $16.00 1 $16.00
YoYa Toys Pull, Stretch & Squeeze Stress Balls by 3 Pack - Elastic Construction Sensory Balls - Ideal For Stress & Anxiety Relief, Special Needs, Autism, Disorders & More • Amazon Business $13.97 1 $13.97
Fidget Dodecagon –12-Side Fidget Cube Relieves Stress and Anxiety Anti depression cube for Children and Adults with ADHD ADD OCD Autism (B3 Blue sky) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99

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