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Mrs. Cappelli from Fresno CA is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

It's About Time!

Help me give my students Time Timer watches, digital and analog watches, and an analog clock stamp for a way to come to class on time and learn how to read their classroom clock!

  • $499 goal

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My Students

I teach children with mild to moderate learning disabilities in a high-poverty school where all of our students receive free breakfast, healthy snacks, and lunch. Through no actions of their own, these kids have been dealt a hand that will make their school career more challenging than for some children, in more ways than one.

The challenges that some of our students may face are a lack of resources, such as transportation, or other economic hardships that may result in their family becoming homeless.

Families in this situation may have to live with relatives or friends. Our students who find themselves in this situation are guaranteed attendance at our school, even being provided with bus fare so that they can make it to school daily, no matter where they are staying.

Our school is filled with hardworking, dedicated teachers and staff who meet the challenges of working with an at-risk population on a daily basis. We work very hard at creating a sense of community for our children, their parents, and of course the staff of our school. Thank you for your support in this endeavor!

My Project

We have some simple small group rules for our intensive intervention programs, and the first rule is to be on time. We are at the end of the first quarter, and I still have upper elementary students who don't know when their group time actually occurs according to the analog clock on the classroom wall.

With their own digital watches with daily alarms, my 2nd through 6th graders will be able to independently come to our scheduled groups on time.

They will be able to check their own device, daily, to fully understand how to tell time. Time literacy is an important skill that will affect their financial success in the future as they try to secure and keep a job. With these watches and specific instruction in time-telling, they will learn this valuable life skill.

In addition to the normal time-telling functions, the Time Timer watches will be used for a couple of my younger students who have more difficulty with focus and task persistence. The analog watches are for kids who "graduate" from the digital watches. Your donation and support to this project will allow my students to become self-motivated learners, and will inspire them to learn to tell when it's time to come to the resource room with their own personal digital wrist watch!

Mrs. Cappelli
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Time Timer Watch Plus (Lime Green), Visual Timer (Repeatable), Clock (Analog and Digital in 12 or 24 Hour), Alarm, Size Small • Amazon Business $72.67 1 $72.67
Time Timer Watch Plus (Berry), Visual Timer (Repeatable), Clock (Analog and Digital in 12 or 24 Hour), Alarm, Size Small • Amazon Business $66.79 1 $66.79
READ Sports Digital Watch for Men Women, Outdoor Military Watches with Alarm, Stopwatch, Calendar, LED Display and Shockproof R90003 (Black) • Amazon Business $12.99 3 $38.97
READ Sports Digital Watch for Men Women, Outdoor Military Watches with Alarm, Stopwatch, Calendar, LED Display and Shockproof R90003 (Purple) • Amazon Business $12.99 3 $38.97
READ Sports Digital Watch for Men Women, Outdoor Military Watches with Alarm, Stopwatch, Calendar, LED Display and Shockproof R90003 (Blue) • Amazon Business $12.99 3 $38.97
Marathon by Timex Women's T5K771 Digital Mid-Size Bright Pink Resin Strap Watch • Amazon Business $15.88 2 $31.76
CdyBox Wholesale 10 Assorted Women Men Silicone Casual Watch Quartz Wristwatch Candy Color • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Time Timer TWIST 90 Minute Visual Digital Timer; Magnetic and Portable Time Management Tool • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
Timex Boys T78751 Time Machines Digital Flames Fast Wrap Velcro Strap Watch • Amazon Business $14.88 1 $14.88
Center Enterprise CE100 Digital Clock Stamps • Amazon Business $8.09 1 $8.09

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