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Ms. Schaefer from San Diego CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Classroom Library and Relaxation Corner for Special Needs Students!

Help me give my students a classroom library and relaxation corner that will help meet their diverse and special needs!

  • $564 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students come from a low-income neighborhood where nearly 100 percent of the students receive free breakfast and free lunch. Many students speak a language other than English at home and have not been given the same opportunities and resources as other students their age.

Even though students at my school have many factors working against them, they are enthusiastic learners that deserve to be provided with resources to help them succeed!

We are committed as a community to work together to provide the best learning environment for our students. Through high expectations, a strong family connection, and a foundation of love, we help our students achieve academic and emotional success.

Specifically, my class is full of hard working Special Education students, who would greatly benefit from some added resources. They are eager to learn and I an eager to provide them with resources that will help them achieve their goals.

My Project

As I begin my first year teaching middle school special education students, the list seems endless of resources and tools I want to give to them. My special needs students deserve a classroom that is not only filled with resources, but is also a space where they can feel comfortable, relaxed, and calm.

I want to create a dual relaxation corner and classroom library where my students can go when they need time to calm down, a break from work, or to just relax and dive into an awesome book.

The space will be equipped with sensory tools, fidgets, a comfortable rug, soft floor pillow, and a variety of multicultural books to help them regulate emotion and feel at home in the classroom. The space can also be used as a flexible seating option, which will help my students have more seating choices when it comes time to do work. All of these things will help my Special Education students thrive, both academically and emotionally!

Ms. Schaefer
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Classroom Library Must-Haves: Grades 4-6 ( Exclusive) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $75.00 1 $75.00
Unique Loom Rabat Shag Collection Tribal Moroccan Nomad Plush Gray Area Rug (4' 0 x 6' 0) • Amazon Business $48.57 1 $48.57
Milliard Reading Pillow with Shredded Memory Foam, Great As Backrest for Books Or Gaming- 18x15 inches (Sit up Pillow) • Amazon Business $32.99 1 $32.99
LapGear Designer Lap Desk with Phone Holder - Navy Ikat - Fits up to 15.6 Inch laptops - Style No.45423 • Amazon Business $30.74 1 $30.74
Percy Jackson and the Olympians 5 Book Paperback Boxed Set (new covers w/poster) (Percy Jackson & the Olympians) • Amazon Business $23.35 1 $23.35
Bundle Sensory Fidget Toys Set-Liquid Motion Timer/Grape Ball/Soft Egg Slime/Flippy Chain/Stretchy String/Ultralight clay/Mesh & Marble Toy/Soybeans Squeeze/Mochi Squishy,Stretch Toys Children/Adult • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Flexible Rubber Fidget Chair Bands for Classroom Chairs - Perfect for Kids with fidgety feet, Wiggles and Sensory Needs - 2-Pack Active Seating Bouncy Black Bands 20"x 2" x 3/64" by LakiKid • Amazon Business $7.97 2 $15.94
Stress Relief Balls (3-pack) - Tear-Resistant, Non-toxic, BPA/Phthalate/Latex-Free (Colors as Shown) - Perfect for Kids and Adults - Squishy Relief Toys for Anxiety, ADHD, Autism and More - By IMPRESA • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Catching Fire |Hunger Games|2 • Amazon Business $10.00 1 $10.00
Story Thieves Collection Books 1-3 (Bookmark inside!): Story Thieves; The Stolen Chapters; Secret Origins • Amazon Business $10.00 1 $10.00
Wonder • Amazon Business $10.00 1 $10.00
A Monster Calls: Inspired by an idea from Siobhan Dowd • Amazon Business $9.60 1 $9.60
The Hunger Games (Book 1) • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games) • Amazon Business $8.31 1 $8.31
Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 1 • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
Holes (Holes Series) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Where the Red Fern Grows • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Hoot • Amazon Business $7.91 1 $7.91
Island of the Blue Dolphins • Amazon Business $7.65 1 $7.65
Bridge to Terabithia • Amazon Business $7.10 1 $7.10
The Book Thief • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Esperanza Rising (Scholastic Gold) • Amazon Business $6.91 1 $6.91
The Outsiders • Amazon Business $6.40 1 $6.40
Number the Stars • Amazon Business $5.79 1 $5.79
A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet) • Amazon Business $5.49 1 $5.49
Walk Two Moons • Amazon Business $4.72 1 $4.72

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