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Ms. Campise from Bakersfield CA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Calming Corner for Reading, Sensory Breaks, and Cooperative Learning!

Help me give my students rugs and pillows for a comfortable space to have a sensory break, read, and work independently and cooperatively.

  • $367 goal

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My Students

I teach a very diverse group of amazing students. This is my 5th year teaching students with special needs in grades 4th, 5th, and 6th. They come from diverse backgrounds, with most (if not all) qualifying for free or reduced lunch.

My students have disabilities ranging from autism to intellectual disabilities.

They are all very curious to learn about their world. They enjoy working together as we foster a classroom environment built on respect and support.

My Project

My students all have special learning needs and spend their time in a special education classroom setting. Some of my students have sensory needs that need a special area to be met. Others want a comfortable area to work on independent or cooperative learning activities. And all of them just need a cozy area to read!

This project would give my group of diverse learners a special area to help them meet their sensory and learning needs!

I noticed many of my students would find a spot on the floor to work together on their math or reading groups while myself and my classroom aides were working with other small groups. The spots my students chose were on the hard floor next to bookcases or shelves that offered no kind of comfort while trying to learn, yet they still chose to find a spot outside of their desks. My students deserve a special comfortable area to help turn their learning experience into a positive activity to work in small groups, take a calming break when overwhelmed or upset, or just to snuggle up with a book to work on developing their reading skills.

This project would greatly improve our classroom environment and promote healthy sensory breaks, reading, and cooperation in a room where we work hard to foster a community of trust, safety, and support.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Milliard Petite Reading Pillow for Young Adults & Children with Shredded Foam- 14x13 inches (Sit Up Pillow) • Amazon Business $22.49 5 $112.45
YRUGS Educational Kids Area Rugs, Children Learning Rugs with ABC Numbers Shapes, Animal Large Carpet Vibrant Alphabet Play Mat, for Children Bedroom Living Room Nursery Classroom, Cosmic Planet • Amazon Business $77.00 1 $77.00
Ikea Soligt Cushion Pillow Yellow Orange Smiling Sunshine Accent Kids Children Toy Throw • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Ikea Cushion Pillow Blue Smiling Cloud Accent Kids Children Toy Throw • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Creativity for Kids Sequin Pets Stuffed Animal - Sparkles The Unicorn Plush Toy • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Creativity for Kids Sequin Pets Stuffed Animal - Happy the Hedgehog Plush Toy • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99

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