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Ms. Diana from Rockville MD is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Changing Table and Bench for Preschoolers Who Are Blind/Visually Impaired

My students need a new changing table and an area to store items related to potty training including pull-ups, wet-wipes, sanitary gloves, and extra clothing.

  • $1,462 goal

This project expired on September 8, 2018.

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My Students

I work at a school near Washington D.C. We have an incredibly diverse population of students and all of our students receive free breakfast. Many of our students also qualify for free or reduced-price lunch.

Within this school, I teach a class of preschool students who are blind or visually impaired.

I teach them specific skills they need to grow up to be independent. These skills include teaching them to read braille, teaching them to use a white cane, teaching them how to care for themselves, and how to use any vision they do have efficiently. They make me laugh and smile a thousand times a day and I work hard to make my lessons both fun and accessible. I feel honored to be able to work with such a unique group of students.

My Project

Several of the furniture pieces that are currently in our classroom are falling apart. I have had to unhinge doors and take off shelves of some of the pieces we currently have to avoid exposing my students to hazardous surfaces.

My students deserve to have a classroom that is safe, functional, and beautiful.

The changing table the students currently have does not have any storage for their pull-ups, wet wipes, or extra clothing. As a staff, we also do not have storage space for sanitary gloves. The shelf that originally came with the changing table we have caved in on itself. It is also very high up and my team members and I have to physically lift each child onto the changing table each time we need to change them. Our students are also currently unable to actively participate in dressing themselves after an accident due to the fact that we do not have a bench where they can sit with their feet on the floor and change on a sanitary surface. A bench that fulfills that purpose is listed under this project!

The only other item that is part of this project is, of course, the changing table itself. The changing table I have listed under this project would allow students to safely step onto the changing table if they are physically able, reducing the amount of physical strain on myself and my team members. This will allow us to maximize the amount of energy we spend on teaching and growing with our unique group of students! Thank you so much for any support you are able to provide.

Ms. Diana
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 9 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
HH448 - Step On Up! Toddler Changing Table • Lakeshore Learning Materials $849.00 1 $849.00
JJ498 - Classic Birch Storage Bench • Lakeshore Learning Materials $279.00 1 $279.00

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