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Mrs. Prange-Taber from Salem OR is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Finding Joy in Writing!

Help me give my students tools and resources to help them manage their emotions and behavior with increasing independence, especially during the most challenging part of their day....writing!

  • $598 goal

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My Students

I teach in a specialized classroom with 12-15 1st-3rd graders who need a high level of support to experience success at school. My students have extreme social, emotional, behavioral and academic needs. Many of them are diagnosed with neurological issues (ADHD, Autism, Anxiety or Depression) and have experienced significant challenges at school and at home.

I provide a warm, structured environment to help these amazingly sensitive children realize their strengths and capabilities.

The ultimate goal is to teach students to self-regulate so that they can transition into general education classrooms.

My Project

Prior to engaging in academic tasks, we give our students opportunities to "get settled" and be ready to work. This involves a group "wake-up" activity and then a quieting, mindful exercise to help them feel calm and focused. For some of our students, having a more vigorous or individualized exercise opportunity is necessary. A trampoline provides this level of exertion and is contained in one space. The wobble cushions provide sensory input that allow some of our students to better focus during work-times.

Writing tends to be the most challenging part of the day for our kids and choosing hands-on, high interest materials provides a motivating invitation to participate.

I believe they learn so much through having a realistic academic expectation as they are often faced with frustrations when asked to complete tasks.

Mrs. Prange-Taber
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 12 students.

11 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Pure Fun 40" Mini Rebounder Trampoline (40 IN.) • DICK'S Sporting Goods $69.99 1 $69.99
VEST TOP SENSORY CHILD MEDIUM • School Specialty $58.71 1 $58.71
LARGE WEIGHTED LAP PAD - PLAID • School Specialty $56.79 1 $56.79
PP568 - Ready to Write! Prompt Box - Gr. 2-3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
PP567 - Ready to Write! Prompt Box - K-Gr. 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
LC511BU - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 3 $44.97
LC511GR - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 3 $44.97
PP749 - Lakeshore Write & Wipe Answer Boards • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
BODY SOX MEDIUM AGES 6-8 YRS • School Specialty $34.07 1 $34.07

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