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Ms. Sypek from Oakland CA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Focused Friends: We Need Tools To Do Our Best Work!

My students need weighted lap pads and noise-blocking headphones to help them focus in class.

  • $370 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are creative thinkers and hard-working learners. They are funny, kind, and thoughtful, and they care about each other and about our classroom community. My students come to school each day excited to learn, and their passion for learning inspires me to teach each day.

As an early-career teacher in a high-needs, urban public school, I am constantly working to provide my students with the tools they need to be successful at school.

Most of my students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch, and their families routinely make sacrifices to ensure that they have the materials they need to be successful at school. I feel honored to be able to partner with these families as we all work toward children's success.

My Project

When 26 excited second graders are all learning at the same time, sometimes they can become distracted. With the right tools, students can support themselves to do high-quality work and engage deeply with learning tasks, even in classrooms that are busy with lots of students working together.

Learning tools like weighted lap pads and noise-blocking headphones help students to tune out distractions and really focus on their work.

I have seen these tools in action, and have witnessed otherwise easily distracted students become the hardworking, focused scholars they are capable of being. Our classroom has two sets of noise canceling headphones, but expanding our library of learning tools will really make a difference for my students.

Ms. Sypek
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 26 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Weighted Sensory Lap Pads - Choose From 3 to 11 lbs & More than 10 Designs (5 lbs, Starlight - Glow In The Dark!) • Amazon Business $44.99 1 $44.99
Weighted Sensory Lap Pads - from 3 to 12 lbs & More than 10 Designs (5 lbs, Panda Party!) • Amazon Business $44.99 1 $44.99
Weighted Sensory Lap Pads - from 3 to 12 lbs & More than 10 Designs (5 lbs, Neon Dinos) • Amazon Business $44.99 1 $44.99
Snug Kids Earmuffs / Hearing Protectors - Adjustable Headband Ear Defenders For Children and Adults (Yellow) • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
HearTek Kids Earmuffs Hearing Protection with Travel Bag- Junior Ear Defenders For Children, Padded Baby Ear Protection, Infants, Small Adults, Women - Adjustable Protector Noise Reduction Ear Muffs • Amazon Business $14.98 1 $14.98
HearTek Kids Earmuffs Hearing Protection with Travel Bag- Junior Ear Defenders For Children, Padded Baby Ear Protection, Infants, Small Adults, Women - Adjustable Protectors Noise Reduction Ear Muffs • Amazon Business $14.98 1 $14.98
HearTek Kids Earmuffs Hearing Protection with Travel Bag- Junior Ear Defenders For Children, Padded Baby Ear Protection, Infants, Small Adults, Women - Adjustable Protector Noise Reduction Ear Muffs • Amazon Business $14.98 1 $14.98
HearTek Kids Earmuffs Hearing Protection with Travel Bag- Junior Ear Defenders For Children, Padded Baby Ear Protection, Infants, Small Adults, Women - Adjustable Protectors Noise Reduction Ear Muffs • Amazon Business $14.98 1 $14.98
Snug Kids Earmuffs / Hearing Protectors – Adjustable Headband Ear Defenders For Children and Adults (Purple) • Amazon Business $14.75 1 $14.75
Snug Kids Earmuffs / Best Hearing Protectors – Adjustable Headband Ear Defenders For Children and Adults (Aqua Blue) • Amazon Business $14.75 1 $14.75
Snug Kids Earmuffs / Hearing Protectors - Adjustable Headband Ear Defenders For Children and Adults (Black) • Amazon Business $14.75 1 $14.75

Materials cost

$257.09

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$23.52

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.86

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$314.47

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$55.49

Total project goal

$369.96

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$369.96

3 Donors

-$369.96

Donations toward project cost

-$314.47

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$55.49

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$0.00

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