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Ms. Collins from Bridgeport CT is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Beanbag Chairs & Classroom Basics!

Help me give my students some basic classroom necessities like pencils, dry erase markers, pens, headphones, and beanbag seating for our library corner!

  • $505 goal

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My Students

My students come from a high poverty low-income city. They come from all neighborhoods within Bridgeport and all receive free breakfast, lunch, and a snack.

My students all have special needs, with the majority being on the autism spectrum.

This year I have a total of twelve students in the 7th or 8th grade. Among themselves, they are a very close-knit group of students who support and cheer each other on! This is a new school for six of them, having "graduated" from the elementary school they had been attending and transferred into this new school. Being transferred as a student into a new larger school than they were used to, on top of being a student with autism, has made this a difficult transition. My goal in working with these students is to make this transition smooth, help them establish friendships, engaged in learning, and motivated to come to school every day ready to learn!

My Project

With this project I hope to provide my students with some basic classroom necessities to make their learning easier. I am looking for pens in various colors for when they are self correcting their work, expo markers for students to doing math work on the white board, laminating paper to laminate their books for our annual "Young Authors" night, and headphones to use with their laptops and donated Kindles, word study workbooks to help increase my students oral and storytelling vocabulary, and disinfecting wipes to keep our desks clean and students healthy!

My students love our little library corner.

It is a place that is quiet with comfy chairs and lots of books to choose from, or for them to just relax and recompose themselves. Unfortunately this past year the three chairs we had broke! With this project, I hope to add some bean bag chairs for our reading corner.

Ms. Collins
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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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 4 $53.96
Big Joe Bean Bag, 98-Inch, Flaming Red • Amazon Business $41.99 1 $41.99
Big Joe Bean Bag, 98-Inch, Sapphire • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Big Joe 98-Inch Bean Bag, Zebra • Amazon Business $39.88 1 $39.88
Lysol Disinfecting Wipes, Lemon & Lime Blossom, 320ct (4X80ct),Packaging May Vary • Amazon Business $11.52 3 $34.56
AmazonBasics Pre-sharpened Wood Cased #2 HB Pencils, 150 Pack • Amazon Business $12.07 2 $24.14
A Word a Day, Grade 5 • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
School Smart Laminating Pouches, 2-1/2 x 3 1/2 Inches, 7 mil Thick, Pack of 100 • Amazon Business $10.79 2 $21.58
A Word a Day, Grade 6+ • Amazon Business $20.25 1 $20.25
EXPO Low Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 12 Count • Amazon Business $10.12 2 $20.24
BIC MSBAPP241-A-AST Cristal Xtra Bold Fashion Ballpoint Pen, Bold Point (1.6mm), Assorted Colors, 24-Count • Amazon Business $4.72 4 $18.88
Elmer's Liquid School Glue, Washable, 4 Ounces Each , 12 Count - Great for Making Slime • Amazon Business $6.00 3 $18.00
Storyteller's Word a Day: 180 Words to Take Your Storytelling to the Next Level • Amazon Business $17.49 1 $17.49
BIC Ecolutions Round Stic Ballpoint Pen, Medium Point (1.0mm), Red, 50-Count • Amazon Business $7.39 1 $7.39
Sharpie 25019 Tank Style Highlighters, Chisel Tip, Lavender, Box of 12 • Amazon Business $6.89 1 $6.89
Sharpie Tank Style Highlighters, Chisel Tip, Assorted, Box of 12 • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

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