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Mrs. Latzke from Bloomington IL is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Calm & Cool Classroom

My students need a soft seating mat, pillows, chairs, calming toys, and light covers to dim the harsh florescent lights found in classrooms and create an inviting space.

  • $476 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are a determined group of kids who enjoy working together as a team. They come from all different backgrounds, many with some pretty tough obstacles. In spite of the challenges they face, they work hard and strive to give their very best.

School is a safe-place for my students, a place they know they are accepted, respected and loved.

In our classroom we work together to support one another and build a community of learners centered around trust. Our class is a family.

My Project

Classrooms should be a place where students feel comfortable "letting their hair down." Unfortunately, many appear institutional and sterile, far from a cozy space students enjoy. The light covers will dim the harsh florescent lights, while the rug, comfy seating, numerous fidgets and table will create a space for students to calm themselves. This could be after a stressful interaction with a peer, or just an assignment that was particularly challenging. It will allow students a way to relieve their stress or frustration in a relaxing and positive way. There will be opportunity for reflection as well. Students spend more time in our classroom during the school year than they do at home and they certainly should enjoy it!

A classroom should be an inviting space, where students love to be.

Through cool colors and a space designated for them to calm themselves if needed, I hope to provide them with an environment conducive to learning; one that is also inviting.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
BalanceFrom Puzzle Exercise Mat with EVA Foam Interlocking Tiles, Black • Amazon Business $19.99 4 $79.96
Educational Insights Fluorescent Light Filters (Tranquil Blue), Set of 4 • Amazon Business $23.56 3 $70.68
White Finish Wooden X-Design Chair Side End Table with 3-tier Shelf • Amazon Business $52.99 1 $52.99
Urban Shop Faux Fur Saucer Chair with Metal Frame, One Size, Black • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Greendale Home Fashions 20-Inch Square Floor Pillow Omaha/Amigo fabric, Charcoal • Amazon Business $31.49 1 $31.49
IZO All Supply Square Sham Stuffer Hypo-Allergenic Poly Pillow Form Insert, 18" L x 18" W (4 Pack) • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Well Woven Sydney Lulu'S Lattice Black Modern Area Rug 2'3" X 3'11" • Amazon Business $19.00 1 $19.00
BLUETTEK Decorative Throw Pillow Covers Set Of 4 18 x 18 Inches, Purple-Teal-Rose-Gold Dots-Diamonds-Stripes Shining Soft Velvet Accent Cushion Cases • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Mermaid Bracelet for Party Favors, Christmas Gifts, Two-color Reversible Charm Sequins Wristband Magic Calming Bracelets for Kids, Girls, Boys - Super-soft Velvet Lining • Amazon Business $9.88 1 $9.88
BFMate Girls Mermaid Bracelet for Party Favors, Birthday Gifts, Two-color Reversible Charm Sequins Wristband Magic Calming Bracelets for Kids, Boys - Super-soft Velvet Lining • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
FIDGET TOYS(Package of 10, 5 colors) Stress Relieve toy, Focus Enhance, Soothing Marble Fidgets for Children and Adults, has helped with ADHD ADD OCD Autism, Depressions and Anxiety disorders • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
PowerTRC Liquid Motion Bubbler for Sensory Play, Fidget Toy, Children Activity, Desk Top (Blue Pink) Tube | Ooze Timer | • Amazon Business $6.65 1 $6.65

Materials cost

$368.60

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.53

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$404.13

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$71.32

Total project goal

$475.45

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$475.45

9 Donors

-$325.45

Donations toward project cost

-$276.63

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$48.82

match offer

-$150.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$127.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.50

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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