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Ms. DesRoches from Frederick MD is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Focus!

My students need headphones and fidgets to help them focus and stay calm.

  • $370 goal

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My Students

I have the privilege to work in a Title One school with amazing students everyday. They are all so strong and resilient. So many of them have experienced so much hardship in their young lives, yet they come to school ready to learn and grow academically, socially and emotionally.

Our school is in an urban neighborhood.

All of my students receive free breakfast and ninety percent get a free or reduced cost lunch. All of my students greatly rely on both the school and myself to provide them with not only the materials they need to learn at school, but also many things they need survive at home such as food and clothing.

Together we have formed a tight community that deeply cares for each other. We help each other become mathematicians, scientists, authors and super star readers. We also come together to help us all grow into responsible and caring human-beings.

My Project

My students are amazing, little human beings! They deal with a lot of stress at home as they live in an urban community that is not very affluent. They struggle with stress management and using calm-down strategies. It is hard enough to learn how to multiply fractions or write essays, but it is even harder when they walk in the door with a lot of baggage.

I want to further create a calm and safe environment in my classroom.

Tools like noise canceling headphones and fidgets will help them to focus on learning and feel calm and safe at school.

Ms. DesRoches
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dr.Meter EM100 Kids Protective Earmuffs with Noise Blocking Children Ear muffs for Sleeping, Studying, Shooting, Babies 27NRR Adjustable Head Band • Amazon Business $9.50 10 $95.00
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 5 $74.90
Snug Kids Earmuffs / Best Hearing Protectors - Adjustable Headband Ear Defenders For Children and Adults (Aqua Blue) • Amazon Business $13.50 5 $67.50
Classroom Pocket Chart Numbered, Cell Phones Holder Organizer with Hooks for Calculators and All iPhones (36 Pockets,Blue) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Homder 12 Pack Colorful Sensory Fidget Stretch Toys Helps Reduce Fidgeting Due to Stress and Anxiety for ADD, ADHD, Autism(6 Colors) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99

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