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Mrs. Minder from Lancaster PA is requesting flexible seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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A Warm Welcome to Our Newcomer and Refugee Students

Help me give my students flexible seating options and a warm, welcoming, tech-friendly classroom as they adjust to school and life in the United States for the first time.

  • $796 goal

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My Students

The majority of my students are refugees from a wide range of countries including Congo, Syria, Haiti, Guatemala, and more. They are new arrivals to the United States in the very beginning stages of learning English. Many of them have limited formal schooling, while others have a strong educational foundation on which to build. For this reason, my classroom is a hub of differentiation, with some groups working on very basic skills like number sense and counting, while others are pushing ahead into more advanced Algebra and Geometry content, all occurring within the same Algebra 1 class period.

My Project

My students are all newcomer and refugee students in the earliest stages of language and culture learning.

As they acclimate to the US and have their first experience in a US classroom, I want to create a warm, welcoming environment that takes into consideration where they have been, and where they are heading.

My classroom already contains many individualized elements that I have purchased on my own, but I hope to add flexible seating, fidget chair bands, charging stations for each table, and additional decor that lets them know they are welcome and loved.

Mrs. Minder
Grades 9-12

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Big Joe Stack Chair, Desert Rose Plush Bean Bag • Amazon Business $63.58 2 $127.16
Fat Catalog Assorted Color Metal Stack Stool with Padded Seat, ALT1100SO (Pack of 5) • Amazon Business $58.75 2 $117.50
Globe Electric 78503 Designer Series Power Strip, 6 Outlet with 2 USB, Mint, 6 Ft • Amazon Business $26.06 4 $104.24
nuLOOM Rigo Hand Woven Farmhouse Jute Area Rug, 6' Round, Natural • Amazon Business $93.20 1 $93.20
Wood Wallpaper 17.71" X 118" Self-Adhesive Removable Wood Peel and Stick Wallpaper Decorative Wall Covering Vintage Wood Panel Interior Film Wood Wallpaper • Amazon Business $5.99 5 $29.95
Fidget Chair Bands for Kids - Flexible Seating Classroom Furniture Option for Kids with Fidgety Feet - Bouncy Foot Bands for The Desk or Chair for Students with ADHD, Autism, or Sensory Needs • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
Amazon Basics 10-Foot Extension Cord - 13 Amps, 125V - White • Amazon Business $10.23 2 $20.46
iPhone Charger, TAKAGI Lightning Cable 3PACK 6FT Nylon Braided USB Charging Cable High Speed Data Sync Transfer Cord Compatible with iPhone 13/12/11 Pro Max/XS MAX/XR/XS/X/8/7/Plus/6S/6/SE/5S/iPad • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
hand2mind -39 to 185 Number Line for Classroom Wall, Classroom Posters for Bulletin Board, Math Posters, Teacher Supplies, School Supplies, Classroom Decor, Kindergarten Classroom (18 Sections) • Amazon Business $19.96 1 $19.96
TANXM Growth Mindset Posters - Classroom Motivational Poster -Positive Classroom Decor - Diversity Posters, Equality Sign for Home. For Classroom,Nursery Decor,Set of 4,8*10 inch, No Frame Multicolor • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Felt Pin Board Bar Strips Bulletin Board Tiles for Wall with 40 Push Pins Memo Notice Board as Classroom Office Decor, 4 Pack • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Command Poster Hanging Strips, Small, White, Indoor Use, 64-Strips, Decorate Damage-Free • Amazon Business $8.78 1 $8.78
Pooqla LED Marquee Letter Lights Sign, Light Up Alphabet Letter for Home Party Wedding Decoration H • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Pooqla LED Marquee Letter Lights Sign, Light Up Alphabet Letter for Home Party Wedding Decoration M • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Pooqla LED Marquee Letter Lights Sign, Light Up Alphabet Letter for Home Party Wedding Decoration T • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Ryyllh Modern Abstract Inspirational Colorful Rainbow Wall Art Painting Set of 3 Pieces (8inX10inCanvas Picture) Nursery Classroom Teacher Playroom Bedroom School Decor Art Prints Unframed • Amazon Business $8.45 1 $8.45
Pooqla LED Marquee Letter Lights Sign, Light Up Alphabet Letter for Home Party Wedding Decoration A • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79

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