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Ms. Fernandez from Jackson Heights NY is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Classroom Materials

My students need these materials including a bean bag chair, exercise mat, and pillows for their “Chill Out Zone” where they take breaks throughout the day if they are feeling tired or overwhelmed.

  • $167 goal

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My Students

My school is in Jackson Heights, NY. The community is made up of diverse cultures. Many of our families are from struggling lower income. I will be teaching a special education bridge 1st and 2nd grade class. Several of my students have autism. Some have ADHD. One student has oppositional defiant disorder. I am desperately seeking to set up my classroom with accommodations which will help my students with their sensory needs and transitions. A little nook where they can find peace and solace and breathe and if only for a few minutes release the stress that they encounter with the day to day pressures of being in a regimented room. Since my school is a community school and not specifically a specialized one, funding is limited for my population. Your support will benefit my students so that they can have the tools that they need to get through their days.

My Project

My class is comprised of 12 students, all with different disabilities. The materials I am requesting are to help my students with coping mechanisms. My students can only be in a certain area for a limited amount of time. They require constant breaks with movement and exercise.

The materials in my project will allow me to set up my classroom and make it effective and give my students a break area to go to where they will be able to refocus and come back and join their other classmates.

The assistive tools are all means of stimulation and assistance with their sensory issues thus allowing them to progress. The play mat will provide support and protection from the hard floor in the "Chill Out Zone". The bean bag and pillows will allow students to relax and rest their bodies when they need a break.

Ms. Fernandez
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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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 24 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Big Joe Bean Bag, 98-Inch, Sapphire • Amazon Business $35.00 1 $35.00
BalanceFrom BFMC-PM36 Kid's Puzzle Exercise Play Mat with 36 EVA Foam Interlocking Tiles, Multi Color • Amazon Business $23.95 1 $23.95
Acanva Hypoallergenic Pillow Insert Form Cushion, Square, 16" L x 16" W, Pack of 4 • Amazon Business $20.81 1 $20.81
TangDepot Solid Velvet Throw Pillow Cover/Euro Sham/Cushion Sham, Super Luxury Soft Pillow Cases, Many Color & Size options - (16"x16", Navy Blue) • Amazon Business $9.86 2 $19.72
3dRose pc_12156_1 Cute Blue Boy Cute Rocket Ship in Space-Pillow Case, 16 by 16" • Amazon Business $10.68 1 $10.68

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