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Mrs. Ponce-McLaughlin from San Marcos TX is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

My Learning Niche - Safe and Sound!

My students need noise-canceling headphones and flexible seating options where they can step away from their work groups and work individually without distractions.

  • $481 goal

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My Students

My classroom is composed of young boys and girls from different backgrounds, and most of them have lacked the opportunity to become independent learners because of their socioeconomic status or just lack of resources. Some of my students truly need a way to block out distractions in the classroom so they may focus on their learning, and others need alternatives in sitting so they can feel more engaged.

My students need noise-canceling headphones so they can focus, and flexible seating options so they may choose the best surroundings to complete their work.

I want to be able to provide a comfortable, safe environment that is conducive to learning for all my students, including my kiddos with special needs.

Sometimes, the place we sit in or the noises around us affect our academic progress more than we realize, and through these donations, my students would have the accommodations they need in order to feel more focused on their learning with little distractions.

My Project

These materials will help my students with special needs get the peace and quiet they need to focus on their learning. With comfortable places to sit while working and noise-canceling headphones, they will be able to work without distractions, which will reduce their levels of frustration and help them remain focused on what they need to do to succeed!

These noise-canceling headphones and two chairs will provide my special need students with a safe, comfortable, quiet space so they can work at their own pace.

While a lot of my students enjoy working in groups or with partners, my special needs students tend to feel overwhelmed. Some of them cannot focus even with quieter noises, so a classroom in full work mode can be too much. It is my hope that through these supplies, they will be able to isolate these distractions and enjoy learning more!

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, 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.

This project will reach 25 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Howard Leight Leightning Noise-Blocking Earmuffs, L1 Headband, Gray, NRR 27 dB • Staples Advantage $15.99 10 $159.90
Flash Furniture Contemporary Microfiber Kids Recliner W/Cup Holder, Avocado • Staples Advantage $115.49 1 $115.49
Flash Furniture Cotton Twill Small Solid Kids Chair, Green • Staples Advantage $97.29 1 $97.29

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