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Ms. Torrico from New York NY is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Group, Smart Learning!

Help me give my students the materials for small group instruction. We need a new easel for our rug group, wobble-chairs, and lap-trays. Also one of my students needs the lap-weight to help him focus.

  • $700 goal

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My Students

We are a Title I school, where 98% of my students qualify for free lunch. Most of my students don't have books at home, nor can they afford basic school supplies. Their only exposure to learning and reading is through our classroom and school resources. My goal is for them to get the right materials so that we can focus on active learning.

We are a Learning Community school, with a variety of students, some who have learning and emotional disabilities.

My students have limited life experiences. Most of them rarely leave our neighborhood, and I know how important it is for them to be exposed to diversity and different ways of thinking. These are kids with so much potential, but at the same time, they need positive venues for that energy. I witness, every day, how proud they are, when they complete class assignments or when they help a classmate. Still, we can do better, and I know that there is room to grow as learners and as members of our community.

My Project

We need materials for our small rug-group. Many of my students struggle to concentrate because they need to move while working. That is why we need the easel, lap trays, and the wobble-chairs, so we can work in our rug without losing focus.

My students with special needs will be able to concentrate more if they can use the wobble chairs, weighted lap pad, and lap trays.

These materials will help my students to focus on the task, and provide the support for them to feel successful in managing their needs using flexible seating options.

All these support will allow my students to complete our research and final writing projects.

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

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This project will reach 40 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
EASEL DRY ERASE WHEASEL PORCELAIN • School Specialty $279.27 1 $279.27
STOOL - CS NEOROK - STOOL HEIGHT 20 - RUBBER BASE - SPECIFY FRAME / SEAT COLOR • School Specialty $77.67 2 $155.34
LAP PAD WEIGHTED LARGE 24'' X 10'' • School Specialty $53.03 1 $53.03
LAP TRAYS ASST COLORS • School Specialty $4.64 4 $18.56
CARDINAL (PP) - CLASSROOM SELECT • School Specialty $0.00 2 $0.00

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