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Ms. Waller from Tacoma WA is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Focus, Focus, Focus!

Help me give my students snacks and sensory tools to help them focus better during independent work time!

  • $484 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Students in this classroom have a strong desire to be successful despite the many challenges that they face outside of school. From homelessness to undesirable living situations, we do our best to make school their safe place.

With the extra support of the TLC learning environment and emphasis on social and emotional supports, many of these students are able to excel further than they would be able without it.

Every day is special and starting each day checking and connecting to make sure they know that we are there to listen and help as much as possible keeps them going.

Every TLC student is unique and special in his and her own way. We want to make sure we can provide them with whatever they need to reach success at every level.

My Project

These materials will make a daily difference in the lives of my students' learning. Having access to sensory fidgets will allow students opportunities to focus on their work and ignore surrounding distractions,

Access to snacks makes all the difference in providing brain power during the day!

All boys with tons of energy, I often feel like we are keeping up with their growing appetites, and hunger is not good when attempting to focus on school work.

These donations will provide more beyond what we are already able to budget in. Fidgets, balls, lighted sensory tools, games, and snack items donated will be utilized daily!

Ms. Waller
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Nabisco Cookie Variety Pack, 60 Count (04615) • Staples Advantage $21.49 2 $42.98
KIT HAND BALL DELUXE SET OF 11 • School Specialty $42.59 1 $42.59
Under Armour 495 Official Basketball (29.5") • DICK'S Sporting Goods $19.98 2 $39.96
Austin Cracker Cookie Variety Pack, 45 count • Staples Advantage $14.99 2 $29.98
Grandma's Cookie Variety Pack, 36 Bags/Box (FRI14867) • Staples Advantage $14.99 2 $29.98
GAME FIND IT GAMES ? WHERE?S WALDO • School Specialty $23.64 1 $23.64
GM BATTLESHIP • School Specialty $16.96 1 $16.96
TEXTURED POP BEADS - SET OF 100 • School Specialty $16.11 1 $16.11
WAND SPIRAL MYSTICAL GLITTER SET OF 3 • School Specialty $12.28 1 $12.28
TANGLE THERAPY • School Specialty $9.44 1 $9.44
PRISMA LIGHT • School Specialty $8.51 1 $8.51
COLOR MIX • School Specialty $6.60 1 $6.60
COLOR DROPS ZIG ZAG WITH SINGLE WHEEL • School Specialty $6.60 1 $6.60
COLOR DROPS ZIG ZAG • School Specialty $6.60 1 $6.60
LIGHT UP MOLECULE BALL • School Specialty $5.67 1 $5.67
FIDGET POPPIN PEEPERS MONKEY • School Specialty $4.75 1 $4.75
FIDGET POPPIN PEEPERS BRAIN • School Specialty $4.75 1 $4.75
TANGLE RELAX THERAPY • School Specialty $4.75 1 $4.75
FIDGET POPPIN PEEPERS FROG • School Specialty $4.75 1 $4.75
FIDGET POPPIN PEEPERS PENGUIN • School Specialty $4.75 1 $4.75
TANGLE JR FUZZIES • School Specialty $3.76 1 $3.76

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