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Ms. Chizum from Portland OR is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Headphones and Stress Relief

Help me give my students headphones to listen to reading, and fidgets for stress relief!

  • $588 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work with thirty eager and diverse learners every day. My students are a diverse group of students that come from a variety of different cultures.

Over half of my students are English language learners and all of my students receive free lunch at school.

Many of my students are refugees, homeless, or come from families of generational poverty. In addition, my students often experience trauma and have little access to educational resources outside of school.

The resources in my classroom often help them to learn valuable life skills including learning to read and write in English, express their emotions and meet high stakes state standards.

My Project

Students will use their headphones on a daily basis in my classroom. My students love listening to reading and hearing their writing being read aloud to them. The headphones from this project will allow my students to each have their own pair of headphones so all students can listen and learn at the same time.

The fidgets, stress balls and calming manipulatives will help students to develop coping skills in the classroom when they are feeling stressed, or anxious.

In my classroom, when students are not feeling like they are ready to learn, they excuse themselves and they are allowed to sit in the "Peace Corner." The "Peace Corner" is a place where students can go and relax, while they get their body and brain ready to learn again. The materials from this project will give students something to manipulate while they transition from a break to learning with the class.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Califone 2800-BL Listening First Stereo Headphones, Blue • Amazon Business $11.72 35 $410.20
Pure Origins® |"Keep Calm" Funny Motivational Stress Balls | Squeeze Ball Gift 4 Pack | Fidget Accessory for Stress Relief, Concentration, Anxiety, Motivation, ADHD, Autism and Team Building • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Hibery 5 Pack Monkey Stringy Balls, Soft Active Fun Toy, Sensory Fidgets Toys, Stress Balls with Rainbow Pom Ball, Colorful Bouncy Ball / Stress / Sensory Toy • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Anpole Fidget Bean Toy,5 Pack Squeeze-a-Bean Puchi Puti Mugen Edamame Keychain Keyring Extrusion Bean Pea Soybean Stress Relieving Chain Toys (5 pcs) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Roxenda Speed Cube Set, Magic Cube Set of 2x2x2 3x3x3 Cube Smooth Puzzle Cube • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Super Z Outlet Liquid Motion Bubbler for Sensory Play, Fidget Toy, Children Activity, Desk Top, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

Materials cost

$462.15

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.93

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$499.08

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$88.07

Total project goal

$587.15

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$587.15

1 Donor

-$587.15

Donations toward project cost

-$499.08

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$88.07

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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