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Mrs. Laperle from Fredericksburg VA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Calm, Cool and Focused: A Classroom Safe Zone for All!

My students need the ability to be flexible within the classroom to help motivate them to be successful by using lap desks, pillows, baskets, and rugs for a cozy spots to keep them calm, cool and focus!

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My Students

I have the privilege of working with 9 & 10 year old students, who are excited and eager to learn! We are an hour from both Richmond and Washington, DC, in a suburban/rural area. My classroom is full of diversity. Our ever changing community is a mixture of cultures and economics. We support the needs of those who are economically disadvantaged, English Language Learners, and military families. Some students are facing things in their personal lives like homelessness, poverty, and deployed military parents. I strive to bring a positive environment to my classroom to help build their confidence and love for learning, while making them feel safe and at ease.

As they move through elementary school and get ready for middle school, I promote independence and responsibility within my students.

Some of them have lived through life changing events that I will never know, and as a child they will need to grow from that and become a better version of themselves. They are all able to achieve academic success. I am there to ensure they reach to their full potential.

My Project

My students need pillows, cubes, baskets, and a rug. Children deserve a safe and positive learning environment to enhance their educational success. Think about what it means to you to be safe. Did you think of things that would calm you or brighten your overall attitude? Children are the same. When children have an area to calm down and distress during the day they will be able to focus on their learning and less on what is going on around them. The lap desks will allow the students to move their technology station to any area they feel most confident. The bean bag chairs will help during independent and partner reading, while the pillows and organizers will benefit them during cooperative learning activities. I want to create a classroom "Safe Zone" where the students can go to decompress and calm when things begin to stress them out. This will help the students to focus on their productivity and become the successful students they can be.

Mrs. Laperle
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Red • Amazon Business $25.00 4 $100.00
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Eggplant • Amazon Business $25.00 4 $100.00
Big Joe Comfort Research Megahh (UltimaX) Bean Bags Refill, 100 L • Amazon Business $16.00 4 $64.00
Shagalicious Bedrest, Turquoise • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Brentwood Originals Shagalicious Bedrest, Lime • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Brentwood Shagalicious Bedrest, Hot Pink • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
VCCUCINE Spacesaving Cubeicals Fabric Storage cubes, MultiColor Handle and Drawer Organizers[6-Pack,6-Color handle] • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
DII Cotton/Polyester Cube Laundry Basket, Perfect In Your Bedroom, Nursery, Dorm, Closet, 12.5 x 18 x 10.5", XL Set of 2 - Nautical Blue Lattice • Amazon Business $21.44 1 $21.44
DII Cotton/Polyester Cube Laundry Basket, Perfect In Your Bedroom, Nursery, Dorm, Closet, 12.5 x 18 x 10.5", XL Set of 2 - Aqua Lattice • Amazon Business $19.44 1 $19.44
LOCHAS Ultra Soft Children Room Mat Morden Shaggy Area Rugs Home Decor, 2.62 Feet X 5.24 Feet (Rose Red) • Amazon Business $17.69 1 $17.69
NTBAY 100% Brushed Microfiber Pillowcases Set of 4, Soft and Cozy, Wrinkle, Fade, Stain Resistant, 20"x 30", Orange • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
NTBAY 100% Brushed Microfiber Pillowcases Set of 4, Soft and Cozy, Wrinkle, Fade, Stain Resistant, 20"x 30", Purple • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99

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