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Mrs. Cappelli from Fresno CA is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Art of Listening and Learning!

Help me give my students headphones to help them focus on their learning, and watches to help them arrive for our groups on time!

  • $681 goal

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My Students

I teach children with mild to moderate learning disabilities in a high-poverty school where all of our students receive free breakfast, healthy snacks, and lunch. Through no actions of their own, these kids have been dealt a hand that will make their school careers more challenging than for some children, in more ways than one.

The challenges that some of our students may face are a lack of resources, such as transportation, or other economic hardships that may result in their family becoming homeless.

Families in this situation may have to live with relatives or friends. Our students who find themselves in this situation are guaranteed attendance at our school, even being provided with bus fare so that they can make it to school daily, no matter where they are staying.

Our school is filled with hardworking, dedicated teachers and staff who meet the challenges of working with an at-risk population on a daily basis. We work very hard at creating a sense of community for our children, their parents, and of course the staff of our school. Thank you for your support in this endeavor!

My Project

Our resource room is a place for learning, and thanks to generous donors, we have iPads to help with the differentiated learning they need. We have been using Read Naturally Live, which is a motivating, non-fiction based reading program aligned with the Common Core standards. Students love the science and biography based stories they listen to and read.

Having the requested headphones will help my students further develop their reading fluency by allowing them to not only listen to fluent reading but also practice their own fluent reading.

While they are working on the writing component, those students who have great ideas but have difficulty with the art of writing will be able to dictate their predictions and their story retells after the repeated readings that are part of the program. Also, my students who need to listen to calming music during writing activities when they do not need to listen to text read aloud will be able to do so while not disturbing others.

I am also requesting digital watches for my students so that they know when to come to group. I still have upper elementary students who don't know when their group time actually begins and ends according to the analog clock on the classroom wall. With these watches and specific instruction in time-telling using the requested ink pad and our existing clock stamp, they will learn this valuable life skill.

Mrs. Cappelli
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
iJoy Matte Finish Premium Rechargeable Wireless Headphones Bluetooth Over Ear Headphones Foldable Headset with Mic (Stealth) • Amazon Business $15.99 14 $223.86
READ Sports Digital Watch for Men Women, Outdoor Military Watches with Alarm, Stopwatch, Calendar, LED Display and Shockproof R90003 (Black) • Amazon Business $12.99 7 $90.93
READ Sports Digital Watch for Men Women, Outdoor Military Watches with Alarm, Stopwatch, Calendar, LED Display and Shockproof R90003 (Blue) • Amazon Business $12.99 5 $64.95
Kids Digital watch Boys Girls Sports Waterproof Watches with Alarms Reminder Stopwatch Outdoor Child Wristwatch for Youth Childrens • Amazon Business $12.99 4 $51.96
READ Sports Digital Watch for Men Women, Outdoor Military Watches with Alarm, Stopwatch, Calendar, LED Display and Shockproof R90003 (Purple) • Amazon Business $12.99 3 $38.97
Kids Digital Watch - 100FT Waterproof LED Sport Hand Watch with Alarm, Chronograph - Electronic Wristwatch with Silicone Watches Band for Boys Girls - Pink • Amazon Business $9.56 1 $9.56
Kids Digital Watch - 100FT Waterproof LED Sport Hand Watch with Alarm, Chronograph - Electronic Wristwatch with Silicone Watches Band for Boys Girls - Purple • Amazon Business $9.56 1 $9.56
Carter's 21082 Felt Stamp Pad, 6 1/4 x 3 1/4, Black • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59

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