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Ms. Nieslanik from Beaverton OR is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building a Classroom of Choice

My students need the opportunity to individualize their learning through variety of flexible seating such as a ball chair and chair bands and classroom supplies.

  • $884 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As the summer winds down, I am excited and so lucky to start my second year of teaching in an elementary special education classroom in Beaverton, Oregon. I am fortunate enough to teach a class full of innovative, inspiring, and inquisitive students of all ages and abilities.

Teaching in an elementary school has shown me the importance of creating the initial draw and excitement of school from a young age.

With that, my passion lies in creating an environment for all students to achieve this. No matter their strengths or weaknesses, allowing my students to create their own individual excitement and desire for school through a thoughtfully planned classroom environment and routine.

My Project

My students come into my classroom reflecting an excitement to learn skills ranging from beginning phonics to multi-paragraph imaginative stories, to self-regulation strategies and everything in between. With this, I am lucky enough to fill my classroom with a multitude of lessons day in and day out. As a new teacher, I am eager to incorporate a variety of multi-sensory and modern trades and tools into my classroom, while, in turn, providing my students with the interactive and engaging lessons and learning they deserve. Unfortunately, as a new teacher, I am lacking interactive math and reading lesson supports and games, as well as environmental tools such as sensory kinetic sandboxes and flexible seating options such as ball chairs. These are all essential skills and tools needed for students to reach the highest potential of learning. Having options in my classroom allows my students to take control and gain independence in their learning.

My teaching philosophy is rooted in choice.

With your donation you will play a vital role in the element of choice in my classroom. This will be seen through students having the option to chose a ball chair or a chair supported with foot fidget bands, experience their learning through hands-on activities such as understanding fractions through visual puzzle sets or grasping the concept of rhyming through visual word tiles, as well as laying the foundation for reading through phonemic magnetic matching games. These supports are crucial for my students to grow academically. Specifically, seen through creating an environment that fosters growth and emotional regulation, as well as the ability to individualize lessons with the support of multi-sensory and modern trades and tools. With your donation the potential for growth, individualization, and choice will be present in my classroom every day and for every student.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
EE820X - Phonemic Awareness Instant Learning Centers - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $169.00 1 $169.00
LL435X - Magnetic Sound Sorting Boards - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $85.00 1 $85.00
Gaiam Kids Balance Ball Chair - Classic Children's Stability Ball Chair, Alternative School Classroom Flexible Desk Seating for Active Students with Satisfaction Guarantee, Green • Amazon Business $69.98 1 $69.98
EE922 - Giant Magnetic Fraction Circles & Bars • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
SE203VT - Colored Kinetic Sand - Violet • Lakeshore Learning Materials $42.99 1 $42.99
JJ157 - What’s the Rhyme? Sorting Houses • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
EE637 - Search & Find Sight-Word Bags • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
Kick Bands Bouncy Chair Bands for Kids - Alternative Flexible Seating Classroom Supplies for Elementary School - ADHD Sensory Fidgets for Classroom Chairs - Bounce Fidget Band by Solace (10-Pack) • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
GG371 - Hazard Mountain: Inference Game • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
LC442 - Can Do! Reading Informational Text Game - Gr. 3-4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
RR207 - Roll & Write Word Game • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
GS304 - Giant Soft Dice - Set of 6 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
LL278 - Ladybug Number Match • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
SpringFly 030 12 Pack Bundle Sensory Fidget Cube/Bike Chain/Liquid Motion Timer/Rainbow Magic Ball/Mesh and Marble Toy/Soybeans Squeeze Grape • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
TC796 - Regular Magnetic Sentence Strip Pockets - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
BF191 - Hands-On Fraction Tiles - Each Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $11.99 1 $11.99
TT181 - Sight-Word Bingo - Level 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
DE195 - Reusable Write & Wipe Pockets - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.79 1 $9.79
LL112GR - Heavy-Duty Paper Tray - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $5.59 1 $5.59
LL112BU - Heavy-Duty Paper Tray - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $5.59 1 $5.59
LL112VT - Heavy-Duty Paper Tray - Purple • Lakeshore Learning Materials $5.59 1 $5.59
LL112RD - Heavy-Duty Paper Tray - Red • Lakeshore Learning Materials $5.59 1 $5.59
LL112RG - Heavy-Duty Paper Tray - Orange • Lakeshore Learning Materials $5.59 1 $5.59
LL112YE - Heavy-Duty Paper Tray - Yellow • Lakeshore Learning Materials $5.59 1 $5.59

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