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Ms. Ingersoll from Kansas City MO is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

My Kids Are EXCEPTIONAL!

Help me give my students the weighted lap pads and noise dampening headphones they need to stay focused on fulfilling their potential.

  • $580 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are the most amazing kids! They are all exceptional education students with identified disabilities that require some type of additional support in order for them to access the general education curriculum.

The greatest thing about my students is their hearts!

They want to learn, but sometimes they struggle to fit into the regular classroom. One of the most challenging areas are student with ADHD. The general education classroom has so many exciting things going on that it is sometimes hard for these students to stay focused on just on thing until it is finished. It's not that they don't want to pay attention - they want to pay attention to everything!

It's so amazing to see the huge changes that small supports can make for students. With the right help, these student SOAR! My students start out behind, but they are able to make fantastic gains in academic achievements once they have the right combination of supports.

My Project

Many students struggle to demonstrate their full abilities because they have difficultly sustaining their focus in the general education classroom. My goal as a special educator is to help my students and their teachers fully access all aspects of their school day. To do that, some students need sensory processing tools. Two of our most successful tools are noise dampening headphones to block out sound and allow students to improve their concentration, and weighted lap pad that center a student who may have difficult restraining bodily movements.

These tools came make a world of difference for a struggling child.

I have seen weighted lap pads turn a child who is constant movement into a full-focused student. Some teachers claim that it is real magic! Noise dampening headphones are so popular that we never seem to have enough to go around. Once students experience the benefits of these tools, they are asking for the supports and that puts them on the road to accelerated success!

Ms. Ingersoll
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all 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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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
WEIGHTED LAP PAD - BABY FABRIC LARGE • School Specialty $51.11 2 $102.22
ZEBRA -WEIGHTED • School Specialty $73.83 1 $73.83
WEIGHTED LAP PAD - BABY FABRIC SMALL • School Specialty $34.07 2 $68.14
HEDGEHOG • School Specialty $45.43 1 $45.43
CALIFONE HEARING PROTECTOR - HUSH BUDDY EARMUFF - PANDA - HS-PA • School Specialty $14.87 2 $29.74
CALIFONE HEARING PROTECTOR - HUSH BUDDY EARMUFF - TIGER - HS-TI • School Specialty $14.87 2 $29.74
CALIFONE HEARING PROTECTOR - HUSH BUDDY EARMUFF - BEAR - HS-BE • School Specialty $14.87 2 $29.74
NOISE OFF - BLUE, DESIGNED FOR COMFORT, WITH A SUPERIOR NOISE REDUCTION RATING (NRR) OF 26 DECIBELS, NOISEOFF? IS LIGHTWEIGHT AND COMPACT, HAS AN ADJUSTABLE HEADBAND • School Specialty $17.96 1 $17.96
NOISE OFF - GREEN DESIGNED FOR COMFORT WITH A SUPERIOR NOISE REDUCTION RATING NRR OF 26 DECIBELS NOISEOFF IS LIGHTWEIGHT AND COMPACT HAS AN ADJUSTABLE HEADBAND • School Specialty $17.96 1 $17.96

Materials cost

$414.76

Vendor shipping charges

$41.48

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.22

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$492.46

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$86.90

Total project goal

$579.36

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$579.36

1 Donor

-$579.36

Donations toward project cost

-$492.46

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$86.90

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$0.00

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