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Ms. Leman from Hillside IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Accommodating All Learners

Help me give my students an abundance of flexible seating options, classroom storage, and non-fiction books!

  • $1,080 goal

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My Students

Every day I encourage my 5th graders to push themselves to do their best and show the world what a force they are!

The 5th graders at my school come from various backgrounds with varying academic levels.

We are a Title I school and many our students receive free or reduced-price lunch. Our school is very small and is the only school in the district. Working in such a small community allows us to create a great relationship with our families.

My Project

After completing extensive research looking at both sides of the argument, I have decided to accommodate my learners with options for different seating. Being reflective on myself I know that I need to change up my seat every once in a while to be productive. With only the option of desks, we take the choice away from our students. I also want to work to support my students by providing a diverse set of books that represent my classroom and the world that we live in.

My goal is to create a classroom environment that is conducive to all types of learners.

The wobble chairs, wobble cushions, and comfy chairs will provide my students with the choice of working somewhere besides their desk. It gives them a voice in the way they learn best and the ability to get some of the energy out in a productive way. The books that I chose help to teach the students that everyone’s needs are different and that accommodations will look different for all of my learners. The storage containers and school supplies (i.e. markers and headphones) will help to organize the room and make sure that everyone is ready to work.

Ms. Leman
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
POWMEE M1 Kids Headphones Wired Headphone for Kids,Foldable Adjustable Stereo Tangle-Free,3.5MM Jack Wire Cord On-Ear Headphone for Children (Blue) • Amazon Business $13.49 10 $134.90
Sporthomer Inflatable Massage Seat Balance Disk Balance Cushion Air Stability Balance Mat Thick Explosion-Proof Yoga Balance Ball for Workout, Therapy, Fitness,Training Exercise with Hand Pump - Pink • Amazon Business $16.89 4 $67.56
Kore Kids Wobble Chair - Flexible Seating Stool for Classroom & Elementary School, ADD/ADHD - Made in USA - Age 6-7, Grade 1-2, Blue (14in) • Amazon Business $62.98 1 $62.98
BIC Brite Liner Highlighter, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 50-Count • Amazon Business $25.12 2 $50.24
Storex Classroom Caddy, 9.25 x 9.25 x 5.25 Inches, Assorted Colors, Case of 6 (00940U06C) • Amazon Business $22.99 2 $45.98
Urban Shop Oversized Saucer Chair, Black • Amazon Business $44.98 1 $44.98
ECR4Kids Scoop-Front Storage Bins, Easy-to-Grip Design Storage Cubbies, Kid Friendly and Built to Last, Pairs with ECR4Kids Storage Units, 10-Pack, Blue • Amazon Business $38.76 1 $38.76
Urban Shop WK659920 Contemporary Plush Microsuede Saucer Chair, Solid, Iris • Amazon Business $35.96 1 $35.96
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: The Illustrated Edition • Amazon Business $28.79 1 $28.79
Dreambaby Step Stool, Aqua Dots • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Preaching to the Chickens: The Story of Young John Lewis • Amazon Business $17.45 1 $17.45
Sofia Valdez, Future Prez (The Questioneers) • Amazon Business $17.09 1 $17.09
Queer Heroes: Meet 53 LGBTQ Heroes From Past and Present! • Amazon Business $16.38 1 $16.38
Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer: The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement (Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Honor (Awards)) • Amazon Business $14.62 1 $14.62
Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library • Amazon Business $14.41 1 $14.41
Young Gifted and Black: Meet 52 Black Heroes from Past and Present • Amazon Business $13.52 1 $13.52
Sticks • Amazon Business $12.96 1 $12.96
March: Book Three • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
Becoming Madeleine: A Biography of the Author of A Wrinkle in Time by Her Granddaughters • Amazon Business $12.88 1 $12.88
I'm NOT just a Scribble... • Amazon Business $12.46 1 $12.46
Shirley 4 President! • Amazon Business $12.00 1 $12.00
Enemy Pie : (Reading Rainbow Book, Children’s Book about Kindness, Kids Books about Learning) • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Before They Were Authors: Famous Writers as Kids • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
All Are Welcome • Amazon Business $11.20 1 $11.20
The Legendary Miss Lena Horne • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
March: Book Two • Amazon Business $10.74 1 $10.74
They Called Us Enemy • Amazon Business $10.50 1 $10.50
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $10.30 1 $10.30
Kid Scientists: True Tales of Childhood from Science Superstars (Kid Legends) • Amazon Business $9.76 1 $9.76
Cendrillon: A Caribbean Cinderella • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Journal Planner Pens Colored Pens Fine Point Markers Fine Tip Drawing Pens Porous Fineliner Pen for Bullet Journaling Writing Note Taking Calendar Agenda Coloring Art Office Supplies (18 Colors) • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
The Name Jar • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
March: Book One • Amazon Business $7.77 1 $7.77
Black History Is American History: First Black Woman To Run For President 1972: Black History Notebook featuring Shirley Chisholm, 8x10 College Ruled Lined Paper, 100 Pages • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Really, Rapunzel Needed a Haircut!: The Story of Rapunzel as Told by Dame Gothel (The Other Side of the Story) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Trust Me, Jack's Beanstalk Stinks!: The Story of Jack and the Beanstalk as Told by the Giant (The Other Side of the Story) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Believe Me, Goldilocks Rocks!: The Story of the Three Bears as Told by Baby Bear (The Other Side of the Story) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
No Lie, Pigs (and Their Houses) Can Fly!: The Story of the Three Little Pigs as Told by the Wolf (The Other Side of the Story) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Listen, My Bridge Is SO Cool!: The Story of the Three Billy Goats Gruff as Told by the Troll (The Other Side of the Story) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Trust Me, Hansel and Gretel Are Sweet!: The Story of Hansel and Gretel as Told by the Witch (The Other Side of the Story) • Amazon Business $6.83 1 $6.83
Believe Me, I Never Felt a Pea!: The Story of the Princess and the Pea as Told by the Princess (The Other Side of the Story) • Amazon Business $6.81 1 $6.81
Those Shoes • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Who Was Stan Lee? • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69

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