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Ms. Ruby from Ishpeming MI is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Facilitating Support, Safety, Friendships, and Personal Space!

My students need a couch to facilitate a sense of belonging at school.

  • $369 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students range from Pre-K through Third Grade. Each student who comes to my room has a disability of some sort and struggles to learn in the general education classroom. Many of my students come from low income households and have limited resources and experiences. Some students don't have a bed to call their own and could be classified as homeless or highly mobile. It is especially imperative to get my students excited about learning... giving them support, building relationships, providing safety and personal space are a few ways I can help these students succeed. Students experiencing homelessness may find regular school attendance difficult. Yet, school may be the only place where the student can experience interactions with students their own age, experience quiet, feel safe, and can feel success.

My Project

There are many things we need to do in order to ensure that homelessness students receive adequate educational opportunities. My project will create a space for students experiencing homelessness or are highly mobile to connect to school and their classroom. This connection will facilitate a sense of belonging which is important for student achievement. I need a comfy couch to help me create a space for those students who need to redirect their feelings, do their homework, display their class work, or nap. Often times homeless students do not sleep well and have no place to display their work from school. They often need a safe place to complete their homework or just a place to reconnect during the day. A couch will benefit my students creating opportunities for the above mentioned.

Ms. Ruby
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC347BU - Flex-Space Comfy Couch - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $279.00 1 $279.00

Materials cost

$279.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.18

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$313.18

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$55.27

Total project goal

$368.45

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$368.45

2 Donors

-$175.40

Donations toward project cost

-$164.09

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.31

match offer

-$175.40

Match offer toward project cost

-$149.09

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.31

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.65

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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