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Ms. Kolonia from Stanhope NJ is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Learner Active Classroom: Getting Students Excited to Learn!

My students need furniture, organizers, timers, card stock paper, geoboards, and incentive charts for a classroom where they have the opportunity to take ownership over their own learning and have fun at the same time!

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My Students

In my classroom, I work with students who learn in a variety of different ways and, in order for them to learn to the best of their ability, require necessary modifications to help them succeed. I teach in two different types of classrooms. I have a group of students in an in-class support, co-teaching classroom for math, and I have two groups of students in a resource pull-out math classroom. All three of these groups contain students who work at a variety of different levels and speeds, while also having various learning disabilities and learning styles that impact the way that they learn. All of my students learn the same math content as the general education population. However, the resources needed to teach them in a way that they can comprehend the material are different than their peers'.

"If a child can't learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn" -Ignacio Estrada.

With every student in each class needing their own modifications and differentiation, and being in such a small town, my school does not have the funding (nor does my wallet) to provide all of the materials needed to help these students fully succeed.

My Project

In my classroom, I aim to have students take control of their own learning and have fun while doing so. With the LATI (Learner Active, Technology Infused) style classroom that I have implemented, students are able to take the materials given to them and explore the topic in the way that agrees with their specific learning style. The resources that I am funding for, including: baskets, hanging folders, plastic organizers, index card holders, timers, card stock paper, folder holding boxes, geoboards, and incentive charts will all help me differentiate for each of those different learning styles and get students engaged!

The goal of these resources and the LATI style classroom is to provide students with many different activities and assignments that teach the same concept, but in different ways.

The bins will hold all of the materials for students, the hanging pocket holders and the filing bins will be organized to hold the different activities and student work, the card stock will help differentiate the different types of activities that I will provide based on their colors, the index card holders will be used for important vocabulary terms and for rewards, the geoboards provide an interesting way to teach area and perimeter, and finally the incentive charts will hold students accountable and show their progress with their basic math skills which we will be working on in addition to the sixth grade curriculum. Futhermore, I want to implement more flexible seating options, such as the bed rest pillows and bean bag chairs that I ordered so that students are able to work in an environment that they feel comfortable learning in and enjoy coming to every day! All of these resources will help me address the needs of each individual student while helping them find their passions in school!

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This project will reach 50 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Big Joe 98-Inch Bean Bag, Limo Black • Amazon Business $39.99 3 $119.97
Greendale Home Fashions Cotton Duck Bed Rest Pillow, Navy • Amazon Business $25.73 3 $77.19
Finnhomy 12-Drawer Plastic Portable Mobile Organizer Rainbow, Multi-Purpose Utility Double Rolling Storage Cart, Bright Chrome Metal Frame and Multi Color Drawer Studio Trolley • Amazon Business $64.99 1 $64.99
Pendaflex Durable Index Card Storage (50214), colors may vary • Amazon Business $2.05 20 $41.00
4PCS Kitchen Timer, ARTHOME Digital Cooking Timer Clock, Large LCD Display Big Digits, Loud Alarm, Retractable Stand, Minute Second Count Up Countdown [with the Latest Magnetic Backing Design] • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
Zilpoo 6 Pack - Plastic Colorful Storage Baskets, Paper, Toys, Teacher Classroom, Collage Student Dorm Room Organization Bins, 15" x 10", Assorted Colored • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5” x 11”, 24 lb/89 gsm, “Brights” 5-Color Assortment, 500 Sheets (99608) • Amazon Business $15.99 2 $31.98
Neenah Bright White Cardstock, 8.5”x11”, 65lb/176 gsm, Bright White, 75 Sheets (90905) • Amazon Business $4.99 6 $29.94
Neenah Paper Astrobrights Cardstock, 8.5" x 11", 65 lb/176 gsm,"Vintage" 5-Color Assortment, 250 Sheets, Multi-Colored (21003) • Amazon Business $12.64 2 $25.28
American Educational Products SI-11670 Transparent Rainbow Colored Geoboards • Amazon Business $12.29 2 $24.58
Pendaflex Portable File Box, Black, 11"H x 14" W x 11-1/8" D (41742) • Amazon Business $19.38 1 $19.38
Godery Folder Pocket Chart (Black), Cascading Wall Organizer for School, Classroom, Home or Office Use, 20 Pocket Chart Hanging Wall Organizer with 4 Hangers • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Shapes Etc. SE-367 Horizontal Incentive Chart Set, Large, 28" W x 22" H, Assorted Color (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $17.62 1 $17.62
Vkey 1000pcs (500 Pair Sets) 20mm Diameter Sticky Back Coins Hook & Loop Self Adhesive Dots Tapes White-Delivery By FBA • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99

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