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Mrs. McHenry from Elizabethtown PA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Creating a Magical World of Movers and Thinkers

My students need alternative seating, such as a tall table to stand at, exercise balls, and a book shelf for the new books.

  • $285 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are from a large school district with several schools. They are special education students in a high school setting who are reading and comprehending below grade level. They struggle with the basics of reading, struggle with comprehension of materials in all classes, and don't have access to materials to help them excel.

My students enjoy project-based learning because they are extremely hands-on, and it is easier for them to show what they know.

They love learning about new topics, and they strive to read materials sometimes several grade levels above their reading level. They have so many positive attributes and are motivated to achieve.

My Project

Some of my students have difficulty sitting still, and some hate sitting all together. I would like to be able to allow my students to choose how they learn best and give them the opportunities to have additional seating (or standing) options within my classroom. My students have requested a tall standing table option because they sit all day and are able to think better while standing. They also asked for exercise balls for those times when they can't sit still. This will afford the opportunity to sit but also give them the movement they need to allow their brains to accept and retain knowledge.

In a world where creativity is key, these students are able to use their ideas to create projects that have meaning instead of memorizing facts.

By being able to create creative projects with paint, large paper, and crafting supplies, students are not limited to multiple choice questions, but have unlimited possibilities to enhance their knowledge on literature.

My students also requested additional books, but we don't have anymore space, so we need a new bookshelf for our room.

Mrs. McHenry
Grades 9-12
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Flash Furniture 24'' Round Wood Cocktail Table with 30'' and 42'' Columns • Amazon Business $70.57 1 $70.57
Foremost 329206 Modular Large Shelf Cube Storage System, Black • Amazon Business $31.06 1 $31.06
School Smart 1439213 Non-Toxic Washable Tempera Paint Set, 1-Pint Plastic Bottle, Assorted Color (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $27.58 1 $27.58
Exercise Ball (45-85cm) EXTRA THICK Yoga Ball Chair, Anti-Burst Heavy Duty Stability Ball Supports 2200lbs, Birthing Ball with Quick Pump (Office & Home & Gym) (Black, 75cm) • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
The Warlock (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel) • Amazon Business $8.35 1 $8.35
Forge • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Necromancer (Secrets of The Immortal Nicholas Flamel) • Amazon Business $7.34 1 $7.34
The Enchantress (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel) • Amazon Business $7.34 1 $7.34
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1) • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
The Magician (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel) • Amazon Business $6.34 1 $6.34
The Sorceress (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Chains (The Seeds of America Trilogy) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

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