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Mrs. Argott from Anchorage AK is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

I Can Weigh in When I’m Weighed Down!

Help me give my students the sensory supports they need with these weighted lap pads and blankets so they can more easily access the general education curriculum.

  • $260 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work with the most fantastic population of students in our district! We also happen to be the largest Title I school in our district. All of our students have the option to participate in the free breakfast and lunch program. Our students also have the opportunity to sign up for "Backpack Buddies" where they get to take home a backpack full of food home for the weekend.

I have the opportunity to work with students from all over the globe, from remote villages in Alaska to refugees from Gambia.

My Project

Weighted lap pads and blanked are a vital sensory tool that assists my K-2 Resource students access the general education curriculum more easily.

With the use of a weighted blanket during a break, students tend to self calm more quickly and remember to add in a breathing technique.

I have been told it helps," me feel safe and warm". What more could a teacher ask for?

The lap pads allow students to attend and focus on their work tasks, while feeling grounded. These weighted item promote concentration and teach independence in the special education classroom and the general education setting. I can't wait to see my student's full potential unlocked.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
VINYL WEIGHTED SMALL LAP PAD BLUE • School Specialty $35.99 2 $71.98
MAXTID Blue Weighted Blanket for Kids 7 lb for Children 70-90 lbs Heavy Blankets with Premium Glass Beads for Calm Deep Sleep 41x60inches • Amazon Business $62.99 1 $62.99

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