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Mrs. Searle from West Jordan UT is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

School Supplies for Young Scholars: Pandemic Edition

Help me give my students a classroom set of headphones, an air purifier, sensory toys, and books.

  • $995 goal

This project expired on May 18, 2022.

This project expired on May 18, 2022.

My Students

My first graders are curious, active, funny, creative, and smart. In class, I call them scholars. They take their learning seriously. They set goals, work hard to achieve those goals, and love to track their progress. They support each other as they learn to thrive in our classroom community.

My Project

I am a first-year, first-grade teacher, working to create a safe and inviting classroom for my scholars during a pandemic. A place where we can grow together and have the resources needed to excel and be healthy.

Each day my students have to search to find a working set of headphones.

I only have a limited number that works. My first graders are great at sharing, but when it comes to headphones, they each need their own, especially when we are trying to not share germs.

Keeping students healthy and in the classroom is a priority. An air purifier can sanitize the air helping to reduce airborne contaminants including viruses.

The pandemic has also created unique learning environments for many of my students. This is the first year some of them have attended school in person. They are still learning how to properly sit and participate in a school setting. Fidget toys help improve learning as they allow the brain to filter out extra sensory information helping the child to focus.

As a first-year teacher with limited time, I turn to teachers pay teachers to help provide me with lesson plans and practice materials. When I learned that we were switching to virtual learning for the week, I looked to teachers pay teachers for meaningful resources.

Mrs. Searle
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 21 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
$100 Gift Card for Educational Resources on Teachers Pay Teachers • Teachers Pay Teachers $100.00 2 $200.00
Bulk Headphones for Classroom, Pack of 24 Wired Head Phones for Kids. School Supplies for Teachers Elementary to College Students. School Headphones Pack Mixed Set • Amazon Business $149.99 1 $149.99
HH455 - Nameplate Display Trays - Set of 6 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 5 $149.95
Germ Guardian True HEPA Filter Air Purifier with UV Light Sanitizer, Eliminates Germs, Filters Allergies, Pollen, Smoke, Dust Pet Dander, Mold Odors, Quiet 22 inch 4-in-1 Air Purifier for Home AC4825E • Amazon Business $99.99 1 $99.99
Sensory Toys Set 38 Pack, Stress Relief Fidget Hand Toys for Adults and Kids, Sensory Fidget and Squeeze Widget for Relaxing Therapy - Perfect for ADHD Add Anxiety Autism • Amazon Business $21.95 2 $43.90
Dog Man: The Supa Epic Collection: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #1-6 Box Set) • Amazon Business $37.90 1 $37.90
My Weird School Daze 12-Book Box Set: Books 1-12 • Amazon Business $37.49 1 $37.49
EXPO 86661 Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Fine Point • Amazon Business $25.30 1 $25.30
The Wild Robot Escapes (The Wild Robot, 2) • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish Boxed Set: (My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish; The Seaquel; Fins of Fury) • Amazon Business $10.16 1 $10.16
The Ember Stone: A Branches Book (The Last Firehawk #1) (1) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The School is Alive!: A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #1) (1) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Lullaby Lake: A Branches Book (The Last Firehawk #4) (4) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Crystal Caverns: A Branches Book (The Last Firehawk #2) (2) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Whispering Oak (The Last Firehawk #3) (3) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Pug Blasts Off: A Branches Book (Diary of a Pug #1) • Amazon Business $4.74 1 $4.74

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