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Mrs. Maddox from Nampa ID is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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Help me give my students improved focus during work time by purchasing balance balls and chair bands for the students to use. Teaching resources are also being requested to to help me better teach smaller group skills.

  • $634 goal

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My Students

Our school serves students grades Kinder-5th. 50% of the population start kindergarten speaking Spanish only while the other 50% speak only English. Our school creates a dual language learning environment for students to learn both English and Spanish.

The students are our school are energetic and enthusiastic about learning.

They are kind hearted and often try to help each other whenever they can. I am the counselor at this public school of choice. The students whom I work with most tend to struggle with attention, focus, and staying on task. All year, I run groups to try and work with these students to improve their capabilities in learning.

My Project

Balance balls and chair bands are recognized as successful tools to help students improve their focus and concentration in the classroom. I am the counselor and teach several small groups during the day. I also teach each classroom monthly. These items are being requested to assist the students with sitting and actually focusing on the instruction or lessons being presented.

Often times the students who are referred to my small groups struggle to implement certain skills such as; blurting out without raising their hand, crying in class because they worry too much, not being able to stay in class because of anxiety, and making good choices.

Teaching resources are being requested to help me meet the needs of the smaller groups and classrooms that I work with. In my school district, counselors have to create their own curriculum but are not provided with any resources to make it happen. I am requesting these resources to help provide effective lessons and teach the children how to be successful at school.

Mrs. Maddox
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Champion Sports 65CM FIT PRO BALL WITH STABILITY LEGS • Amazon Business $21.76 5 $108.80
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Grey, 52cm • Amazon Business $19.51 5 $97.55
Good Choices or Bad Choices and How to Know the Difference with CD • Amazon Business $22.95 1 $22.95
( 10 count ) Natural Latex Stretch Foot Bands Workout ADHD ADD SPD Autism Sensory Needs & Stretch Foot Band for Chairs by Solace Helps Improve Focus in the Classroom Rehab or Physical Therapy • Amazon Business $20.88 1 $20.88
What to Do When Bad Habits Take Hold: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Nail Biting and More (What to Do Guides for Kids) • Amazon Business $13.55 1 $13.55
Outsmarting Worry: An Older Kid's Guide to Managing Anxiety • Amazon Business $13.45 1 $13.45
Each Kindness (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Don't Think About Purple Elephants • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
A Dragon With His Mouth On Fire: Teach Your Dragon To Not Interrupt. A Cute Children Story To Teach Kids Not To Interrupt or Talk Over People. (My Dragon Books) (Volume 10) • Amazon Business $12.98 1 $12.98
Train Your Dragon To Follow Rules: Teach Your Dragon To NOT Get Away With Rules. A Cute Children Story To Teach Kids To Understand The Importance of Following Rules. (My Dragon Books) (Volume 11) • Amazon Business $12.98 1 $12.98
Tessie Tames Her Tongue: A Book About Learning When to Talk and When to Listen • Amazon Business $12.74 1 $12.74
Kindness Starts With You - At School • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
I Will Be Okay (Mindful Mantras) (Volume 4) • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
Empathy Is My Superpower: A Story about Showing You Care (Without Limits) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Mistakes That Worked: 40 Familiar Inventions & How They Came to Be • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Listening to My Body: A guide to helping kids understand the connection between their sensations (what the heck are those?) and feelings so that they can get better at figuring out what they need. • Amazon Business $10.12 1 $10.12
Blueloon • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Blueloon Activity & Idea Book • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Foster Care: One Dog's Story of Change • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
It's Hard to be a Verb! Activity and Idea Book • Amazon Business $9.65 1 $9.65
Impresa Products 5-Pack of Stretchy String Fidget / Sensory Toys (BPA/Phthalate/Latex-Free) - Stretches from 10 Inches to 8 Feet! • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
Worries Are Not Forever (Best Behavior) • Amazon Business $9.21 1 $9.21
Bubble Gum Brain Activity and Idea Book • Amazon Business $9.08 1 $9.08
It's Hard To Be a Verb! • Amazon Business $8.45 1 $8.45

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