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Ms. Miller from Valparaiso IN is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Calm & Comfortable Climate

Help me give my students better lighting for a classroom without windows and give me tools to be more mobile in the classroom so that I can better assist students.

  • $665 goal

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My Students

My 6th grade students are 98 special, unique kids with hearts five times normal size. The kids are always showing kindness among one another and truly have established a learning community.

They light up my world with their humorous attitudes, playful comradery, and kind spirits.

Although math isn't always everyone's favorite subject, my kids enter the classroom daily with smiles (and a few with a daily hug, too)! I always remind my kids, "It's okay to not know, but it's not okay to not try." These kids always give me their best, so I must return by showing and giving them my best effort for them.

My Project

Our classroom's aesthetics have increased since I moved into the new-to-me classroom this year. However, I still have a ways to go to truly create a calm and comfortable setting.

Creating a calm and comfortable classroom climate is essential to maximizing student success.

Case studies have proven that the classroom environment does, indeed, increase student success. In my first four months of teaching 6th grade, a couple of items have accumulated on my classroom wish list that would make my classroom feel more complete and more like home.

First, our classroom has no windows. Not only is there no natural daylight, but the room is currently lit by fluorescent lights. These lights cause eye strain and headaches. I want to change the way my classroom is lit so that the environment is more conducive to better focus and concentration.

Secondly, I would like to purchase a classroom set of calculators, two new staplers, and a Bluetooth speaker for my kids. These miscellaneous items may be small but would be used frequently in our classroom. I play some sort of piano or relaxation music for my students on a daily basis, but I would like to have a speaker to connect to my phone so that I would be able to access and play a greater variety of music.

Lastly, the all of the classroom furniture except student desks are permanently fixed to the floor. If I sit down at my desk, I am barricaded in by my large desk and appear unapproachable from a student's perspective. Adding a stand-up desk will allow me to be more mobile in the classroom, allowing me to better serve my students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
VIVO Black Height Adjustable 36" Stand up Desk Converter | Quick Sit to Stand Tabletop Dual Monitor Riser (DESK-V000V) • Amazon Business $159.99 1 $159.99
Brightech Ambience Pro - Waterproof Outdoor String Lights - Hanging Vintage 11W Edison Bulbs - 48 Ft Bistro Lights Create Great Ambience in Your Backyard, Gazebo • Amazon Business $46.99 2 $93.98
DOEWORKS Mobile Stand Up Desk Height Adjustable Computer Work Station Home Office Desk with Wheels,Black • Amazon Business $60.99 1 $60.99
Educational Insights Fluorescent Light Filters (Tranquil Blue), Set of 4 • Amazon Business $25.39 2 $50.78
Staples 120US 8-Digit Pocket Calculator • Staples Advantage $1.55 30 $46.50
Educational Insights Fluorescent Light Filters (Whisper White), Set of 4 • Amazon Business $31.45 1 $31.45
Anker SoundCore 24-Hour Playtime Bluetooth Speaker with Loud 10W Stereo Sound, Rich Bass, 66 ft Bluetooth Range, Built-in Mic. Portable Wireless Speaker for iPhone, Samsung, and More • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
SharpTank Clear Hinged Ceiling Hook (40 Pack) Designed for use in Classrooms and Office Settings - Holds up to 10 lbs • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
PaperPro Compact Classic No Effort, One Finger, 80% Easier Staplers - Great for Carpal Tunnel and Arthritis • Amazon Business $10.55 2 $21.10
BINO Woven Plastic Storage Basket, Medium (Grey) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99

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