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Ms. Emma from Orem UT is requesting instructional technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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Ms. W.'s Wonderland

Help me give my students noise-canceling headphones, mini fridge, ink, and a breakfast bar for when they have empty bellies.

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My Students

My students are in 4th grade and are in an advanced class that caters to students from out of the area. Many of my students are incredibly talented and come from a variety of backgrounds. Many come a long way and often forego breakfast before coming. I also have many students whose diet is affected by external influences so having food on hand and allowing them the dignity to eat when they finally feel hungry is huge.

Despite being academically gifted many of my students struggle with social lines and identifying boundaries and this has been made worse with COVID.

The majority of my 30 students are twice-exceptional and over half of my class are receive additional services. As such the students in my class communicate and learn differently. I strive to support students by teaching appropriate ways to respond, life skills, study skills, coping strategies, and learning habits. As is common with students in A.L.L they prefer to work independently and COVID has intensified this need. Many struggle with group work, working in loud environments and focusing. During COVID many were alone and returning to the classroom brings its challenges.

My Project

Due to COVID we can not have class headphones that students share. Some were able to buy their own but others were using the cheaper sets I bought with my own money and these have nearly all broken. Given the increasing rates of COVID and sickness in my classroom, it is essential everyone has headphones to access their learning.

Many students travel far to school without breakfast and some have medication that affects when they are hungry.

I want to create a breakfast bar for them to always have access to free food. The fridge will allow me to buy and store healthier food such as yogurts, milk for cereal, cheese sticks, and supplies for sandwiches if they forget lunch or need something on the way home. This will ensure that students are not just eating breakfast bars or sugary snacks.

The printer ink is for a printer that was so gratefully donated so students can have more autonomy over their work and print things in school to take home due to COVID exposures/quarantine or to print off work they did at home during their absences as many don't have access to computers or printers.

I have included sensory toys to support students as they learn to manage their emotions and learning styles because COVID has taken a toll on their mental health and social skills. The ear defender headphones are there to support students as they transition into the classroom. It is very overstimulating for a lot of them and causes stress and an inability to focus. Having two pairs right now they are the most utilized tool and the kids are begging me for more.

Ms. Emma
Grades 3-5

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Pro For Sho 34dB Shooting Ear Protection - Special Designed Ear Muffs Lighter Weight & Maximum Hearing Protection - Standard Size, Grey • Amazon Business $16.60 10 $166.00
Wired Earbuds with Microphone 5 Pack, in-Ear Headphones with Heavy Bass, High Sound Quality Earphones Compatible with iPod, iPad, MP3, Android Phones, Fits All 3.5mm Jack • Amazon Business $11.99 10 $119.90
Frigidaire EFR180 1.6 Cu Ft Single Door Mini Fridge, Stainless Steel, Stainless • Amazon Business $114.47 1 $114.47
Original HP 950 Black/951 Cyan, Magenta, Yellow Ink Cartridges (4-pack) | Works with HP OfficeJet 8600, OfficeJet Pro 251dw, 276dw, 8100, 8610, 8620, 8630 Series | Eligible for Instant Ink | X4E06AN • Amazon Business $102.89 1 $102.89
Honey-Can-Do Rolling Storage Cart and Organizer with 12 Plastic Drawers • Amazon Business $82.65 1 $82.65
Snacks Variety Pack for Adults - Healthy Snack Bag Care Package - Bulk Assortment (34 pack) • Amazon Business $41.99 1 $41.99
Healthy Snacks To Go Healthy Mixed Snack Box & Snacks Gift Variety Pack (Care Package 66 Count) • Amazon Business $38.79 1 $38.79
Kellogg's Breakfast Cereal, Variety Pack, Kids Breakfast, Assortment Varies, Single Serve (48 Boxes) • Amazon Business $29.49 1 $29.49
EAXBUX 2-Tier Fruit Basket Stand, Countertop Fruit Holder, Metal Market Basket Stand Produce Storage, Snacks,Potato, Black • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Hhobby Stars 42 Pcs Sensory Fidget Toys Pack, Stress Relief & Anxiety Relief Tools Bundle Figetget Toys Set for Kids Adults, Autistic ADHD Toys, Stress Balls Infinity Cube Marble Mesh Fidgets Box • Amazon Business $21.95 1 $21.95
Frito-Lay Sweet & Salty Snacks Variety Box, Mix of Cookies, Crackers, Chips & Nuts, 50 Sweet & Salty Care Package ,1 Count • Amazon Business $19.98 1 $19.98
16pcs Mini Fidget Toy Push pop Keychain Toy, Anxiety Stress Reliever Hand Toys, Squeeze Sensory Toys to Relieve Emotional Stress for Kids Adults(Colorful3) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
OREO Original, OREO Golden, CHIPS AHOY! & Nutter Butter Cookie Snacks Variety Pack, Holiday Christmas Cookies, 2 Count (Pack of 56) • Amazon Business $12.88 1 $12.88
ONEDONE Reward Punch Cards (Pack of 200) Behavior Incentive Awards for Kids Students Teachers Home Classroom School Business Loyalty Gift Card - 3.5" x 2" • Amazon Business $11.94 1 $11.94
Dole Fruit Bowls Diced Peaches in 100% Juice, Gluten Free Healthy Snack, 4 Oz, 12 Total Cups • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98

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