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Mrs. Hicks from Lihue HI is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Creating a Learning Environment Where Students Will Thrive

Help me give my students two rugs, laminator, and laminating pouches to create a learning space that is both welcoming a comfortable.

  • $244 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Students in the special education classrooms have varied needs, both academically and behaviorally. Students with autism, Down syndrome, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, anxiety, auditory sensitivity, sensory processing disorder and specific learning disabilities are included in the population of students served in my classroom.

My students benefit from being in an environment that balances optimizing learning opportunity and emotional wellness.

I want to continue to create a classroom that functions well for academic and also creates safe spaces for quite time and self calming.

My Project

I would like to enhance our learning space by adding some carpeting for both reading nooks and sensory needs. Our classroom feels a bit sterile at times with cold tile flooring, and needs something more welcoming for kids. Additionally I am requesting a laminator and laminating pouches to help build re-usable materials and activities for our students who need to follow set routines on a daily basis. With these items I can create a sensory friendly, organized, predictable environment in my classroom.

I also would like to create a reading nook for students.

My vision is to create a space that students will be "device free" solely for the enjoyment of reading.

Mrs. Hicks
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
HUAHOO Blue Solar System Kids Area Rug Educational Learning Carpet Fun Rug Children Area Rug for Playroom & Nursery - Non Skid Gel Backing (55" Round, Round Solar System) • Amazon Business $42.99 1 $42.99
Scotch PRO Thermal Laminator, Never Jam Technology Automatically Prevents Misfed Items , 2 Roller System (TL906) • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
HEBE Kids Rugs Non Skid Washable Children Educational Learning Carpet for Playroom Bedroom Solar System Large Area Rug Blue 3.3' x 4.3' (Stars) • Amazon Business $29.98 1 $29.98
Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches, 8.9 x 11.4-Inches, 5 mil thick, 100-Pack (TP5854-100),Clear • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99

Materials cost

$129.95

Vendor shipping charges

$39.43

State sales tax

$5.72

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.95

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$207.05

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$36.54

Total project goal

$243.59

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$243.59

2 Donors

-$193.59

Donations toward project cost

-$164.55

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.04

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

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$0.00

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