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Mrs. Witkamp from Layton UT is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Positive Energy and Tech Accessories

Help me give my students earbuds, mice, and tools to de-escalate negative emotions.

  • $587 goal

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My Students

My students are wonderful, imaginative, students who enjoy learning, especially when technology is involved however, many of them face difficulties in their day to day living that makes learning a challenge. My classroom recently received a set of laptops to use in our day to day learning. These laptops are an amazing resource for our students because many of them do not have any kind of technology (smart phones, tablets, iPads, or desk top computers in their homes.) They love using them and are very motivated to learn when they are at their fingertips. However, without having mice, these students who are just learning to navigate a laptop, are becoming very frustrated with the built in mouse pad.

They also find themselves overwhelmed with having to cope with problems in their family situations, their mental health, or learning or behavioral conditions that many of them have.

They could use an area of the classroom to help them manage their big emotions.

My Project

These materials will help my students two-fold. The earbuds and USB mice will help my students have better learning experiences daily when using our class set of laptops. Many of my students get frustrated used the mice pads on our laptops. They are just learning how to use technology because many of them don't have it in their homes. The other items like the sensory toys and sequin pillows will give students kinesthetic ways to manage their difficult emotions. Many of my students cope with issues from abuse, behavioral disorders, mental health, and learning challenges that make coping in the classroom on a day to day basis difficult.

Mrs. Witkamp
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
AmazonBasics 3-Button USB Wired Mouse (Black), 30-Pack • Amazon Business $161.73 1 $161.73
AmazonBasics 3-Button USB Wired Mouse (Black) • Amazon Business $6.64 10 $66.40
Headphones,4Pack in Ear Earphones Microphone and Remote Control Earbuds Compatible Phone Galaxy and More Android Smartphones 3.5 mm Headphone(White) • Amazon Business $11.82 5 $59.10
LEGO Jurassic World Stygimoloch Breakout 75927 Building Kit (222 Piece) • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
16 Pack Bundle Sensory Toys Set-Bike Chain/Liquid Motion Timer/Rainbow Magic Sensory Ball and Squeeze Toys Value Assortment • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
Acanva Hypoallergenic Pillow Insert Form Cushion, Square, 16" L x 16" W, Pack of 4 • Amazon Business $20.81 1 $20.81
LEGO Friends Puppy Pampering 41302 Building Kit • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
Wonder4 Pillow Case Sequins Cushion Cover 4Pack Reversible Mermaid Throw Pillow Case Color Changing Sequins Standard Cotton for Couch Decoration (Purple/Pink/Navy Blue/Light Blue) 16 x 16 inches • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Vremi Silicone Food Storage Containers with BPA Free Airtight Plastic Lids - Set of 4 Small and Large Collapsible Meal Prep Container for Kitchen or Kids Lunch Boxes - Microwave and Freezer Safe • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Perplexus Rookie - Challenging and Fun Maze Game • Amazon Business $14.98 1 $14.98
LEGO Friends Andrea's Musical Duet 41309 Building Kit • Amazon Business $14.67 1 $14.67
TANGLE Set of 3 Jr. Original Fidget Toy • Amazon Business $13.20 1 $13.20
LEGO Creator 3in1 Mythical Creatures 31073 Building Kit (223 Piece) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99

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