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Ms. Driscoll from Lewiston ME is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Creating a Book Nook for Speech and Language Therapy

Help me give my students seating and space for a book nook in our speech therapy room!

  • $276 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I provide speech and language therapy in a public school program specialized for children with autism and other developmental or behavioral needs. Our program allows students to attend public school with their peers, while also receiving specialized instruction and services to help them be successful in the larger school community.

Students with speech and language disorders often struggle with literacy skills, which is why I begin each speech therapy session by reading a book.

Regular exposure to books has been shown to expand students' vocabulary and phonemic awareness abilities. Sharing books together also improves joint attention and listening/comprehension skills, which is especially important for students with autism.

My Project

Currently in our speech therapy room, we read books together sitting at a work table. For many of my students, especially the younger ones, this setup can be distracting and not conducive to learning.

With seating and lighting for a book nook, my students will listen to stories in a warm and inviting area.

Doing so will make students excited for story time, all while working on their literacy and language skills. Additionally, having story time in our book nook will give students with behavioral challenges a space to practice the skills necessary for joining their general education peers for their class literacy times.

Ms. Driscoll
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC405BU - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $54.99 3 $164.97
BalanceFrom Kid's Puzzle Exercise Play Mat with EVA Foam Interlocking Tiles • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
GDEALER 2 Pack 20 Feet 60 Led Fairy Lights Battery Operated with Remote Control Timer Waterproof Copper Wire Twinkle String Lights for Bedroom Indoor • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99

Materials cost

$191.91

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$9.60

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.88

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$234.39

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$41.36

Total project goal

$275.75

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$275.75

3 Donors

-$258.11

Donations toward project cost

-$234.39

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.72

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.64

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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