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Ms. Rabelo from Albuquerque NM is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Learning Zone That Feels Like Home

Help me give my students a sofa to fulfill the next step in creating a welcoming home environment.

  • $450 goal

This project expired on February 12, 2020.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

How do we teach students that are so academically behind their peers to catch up? Especially when they are faced with the knowledge of the cruelties this world has to offer on a daily basis. Instead, I want to teach them to surpass.

The students in my class have special needs including learning disabilities and emotional disturbance.

Many of my students have experienced school as a place that they are unsuccessful. A place that they do not want to go to. A place where they are punished for being unable to do the work. The students in my class range in reading and math skills from pre-kindergarten to first-grade levels. 100% of my students come from minority populations. Our school is a Title I School with 100% of students receiving free lunch.

My students are different than the typical stigma of students with this type of disability. They are smart. They are kind. They now enjoy coming to school because they know all they have to do is try and I am one happy teacher. Give them the tools necessary for daily life and watch them blow your minds.

My Project

The goal of my classroom is always to create a safe, comforting, and real-life learning environment for my students. We do this by creating an ambience that feels like a home should feel, in which students feel safe to leave their comfort zone and take risks to achieve greater learning of academic and social skills alike.

We will use this sofa to continue pursuing changing our room into that safe home-like environment.

In the past, students have shown an increase of 75% in desire to read when they have a comfortable reading space. Also, with our last couch, we should a 62% increase in respecting the classroom environment and being responsible with our materials. For anyone that has taught in a social emotional setting, you know this is quite an accomplishment!

Ms. Rabelo
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 8 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Zinus Benton Mid-Century Upholstered 76 Inch Sofa / Living Room Couch, Stone Grey Weave • Amazon Business $347.00 1 $347.00

Materials cost

$347.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.20

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$382.20

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$67.45

Total project goal

$449.65

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$449.65

1 Donor

-$199.35

Donations toward project cost

-$197.85

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$1.50

Matching donations from our partners

-$216.88

Match offers toward project cost

-$184.35

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.53

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$33.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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