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Ms. Sherman from Madison WI is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Creating an Inclusive Classroom Environment for All Learners

Help me give my students a classroom where they feel, welcome, represented, and ready to learn.

  • $501 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

It is important to create classroom environments that validate the natural diversity of our students, provide opportunities for students to see themselves represented in our curriculum, and support everyone to be motivated and enthusiastic learners. My students are highly diverse third graders. Lake View Community School student demographics are: 74% low-income, 42% English Language Learners (they speak another language other than English at home), 19% are in special education, and 21% are highly mobile or homeless. They are resilient children and eager, high energy, and curious learners despite the many challenges they face outside of school.

I want to create an inclusive classroom environment that embraces the different learning styles and diverse cultural backgrounds of my students.

Differentiated seating, fidgets, and books will celebrate where we come from and how we learn, and will support everyone to be their best in our classroom.

My Project

It is crucial for all students to have the tools they need to support their learning style and also have some perspective and understanding of different cultures in order to build relationships in our classroom. The differentiated seating and fidgets will provide the necessary supports for students to be able to move their bodies safely and appropriately, self regulate, and focus on instruction. They will be especially helpful when we work in small groups because not all students work well at a desk or table. The culturally diverse, student reflected books will support an inclusive environment as students see themselves in the texts we are reading and feel a deep sense of belonging, community, mutual understanding, and respect in our classroom.

These materials will support different learning styles, build confidence, and increase student engagement in learning.

As a first year teacher, I am working to build an inclusive classroom environment that supports the diverse sensory needs and validates the rich cultural backgrounds of all of my students. Your donation will contribute to the creation of a classroom space that will meet the needs of kinesthetic learners and feel safe, welcomed, and engaged in learning.

Ms. Sherman
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, 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.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Trademark Innovations Portable Multiuse Adjustable Recliner Stadium Seat, Purple • Amazon Business $35.49 2 $70.98
ONIVA - a Picnic Time Brand Oniva Portable Reclining Seat, Black • Amazon Business $30.99 2 $61.98
Wholesale Bulk Earphone Earbud Headphones-Kaysent(KHP-10DBlue) 10 Pack Wholesale Headphones for School,Airplane,Hospital,Students,Kids and Adults • Amazon Business $32.98 1 $32.98
bintiva 2 Pack - Inflated Stability Balance Disc, Including Free Pump - Bulk Packaging • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
bintiva 2 Pack - Inflated Stability Balance Disc, Including Free Pump - Bulk Packaging • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Playlearn Sensory Ooze Tube Liquid Timers 3 Pack - 3 Colors 3 Speeds • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
FREDDY'S FIDGET TOYS for Sensory Kids and Adults (pack of 10) Best Classroom Fidgets for School - Marble Fidget Toy Relieves Stress and Increase Focus - Sensory Toys for Autistic Children OCD ADHD ADD • Amazon Business $14.25 1 $14.25
The Big Umbrella • Amazon Business $13.73 1 $13.73
This Is How We Do It: One Day in the Lives of Seven Kids from around the World (Easy Reader Books, Children Around the World Books, Preschool Prep Books) • Amazon Business $13.25 1 $13.25
Same, Same But Different • Amazon Business $13.18 1 $13.18
The Magic Hat Shop • Amazon Business $13.14 1 $13.14
Homder 12 Pack Colorful Sensory Fidget Stretch Toys Helps Reduce Fidgeting Due to Stress and Anxiety for ADD, ADHD, Autism(6 Colors) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
All Are Welcome • Amazon Business $11.29 1 $11.29
The Day You Begin • Amazon Business $10.45 1 $10.45
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $10.30 1 $10.30
Be Kind • Amazon Business $9.90 1 $9.90
4E's Novelty Expandable Ball Fidget Toy, Great Expanding Sphere Toy for Kids, Hand Catch Breathing Flower Balls, Pack of 1 Colors May Vary, for Stress Relief and Anxiety • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Name Jar • Amazon Business $7.28 1 $7.28
Curious Minds Busy Bags Water Bead Filled Disc Fidget Stress Ball - Squishy Toy - Sensory • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

Materials cost

$389.65

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.84

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$425.49

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$75.09

Total project goal

$500.58

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$500.58

5 Donors

-$500.58

Donations toward project cost

-$425.49

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$75.09

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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