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Mrs. Hoogland from Anchorage AK is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating, Eating, and Motivation in Second Grade

Help me give my students snacks, flexible seating, and the tools to learn what it means to be a member of a team. With these items, my students will be excited to learn and work together.

  • $1,059 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our student body is one of the most diverse in all of Alaska. Coming from high poverty homes, our students experience constant stress and trauma. Providing a safe and engaging environment in my classroom is my number one goal.

The three things my students will tell you about my job each day in our classroom is "to keep you safe, keep you learning, and keep it fun!" Making a connection with my students can be challenging at times due to the high number of English Language Learners and the different cultural backgrounds.

This year, I hope to make tremendous gains in my students' learning, making progress in social and emotional awareness, and relationship building.

My Project

The materials I have requested are going to help my students be successful by adding comfort and flexibility to what our classroom offers. Using the lap desk trays, my students will be able to work away from their seats if necessary. The lap desk trays will also be ideal for partner work and switching up our routine. The pretzels, fruit snacks, and granola bars I requested will be used daily to ensure my students don’t need to worry about anything but learning when they are at school. I have included play doh, plush key chains, and light up favorites in my request to motivate my students to do their best and be rewarded for their hard work! I requested SEL books to help students build character, respect others, and work as a team. The stools I requested will be great for students who work better in a varied sitting position. Help make our classroom more wonderful!

Mrs. Hoogland
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kids Lap Desk Tray, Portable Activity Table, Green • Amazon Business $19.97 9 $179.73
Kirkland Signature Fruit Snacks 72 Count, 8 Ounce • Amazon Business $25.11 4 $100.44
Elephant & Piggie: The Complete Collection (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $91.21 1 $91.21
Snyders Mini Pretzels Tub, 40 Ounce • Amazon Business $15.99 4 $63.96
Norwood Commercial Furniture NOR-AUH1200AC-SO Plastic Stack Stools 12" Height (Pack of 5) • Amazon Business $61.96 1 $61.96
Kellogg's Nutri-Grain, Soft Baked Breakfast Bars, Apple Cinnamon, Made with Whole Grain, Value Pack, 20.8 oz (Pack of 3) • Amazon Business $13.79 4 $55.16
Whitmor 10 Drawer - Rolling Craft Organizer Cart - Chrome • Amazon Business $42.99 1 $42.99
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 50- Value Pack Case of Colors, Non-Toxic, Assorted Colors, 3-Ounce Cans, Ages 2 and up (50 Cans - 1 Pack) • Amazon Business $20.23 2 $40.46
Lauri Organization Pocket Chart • Amazon Business $30.99 1 $30.99
Ivenf Pack of 50 5cm/2" Emoji Poop Plush Keychain Birthday Party Favors Supplies Mini Pillows Set, Emoticon Backpack Clips, Goodie Bag Stuffers Pinata Fillers Novelty Gifts Toys Prizes for Kids • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
Joyin Toy 60 Pieces LED Light Up Toy Glow in the Dark Party Supplies, Party Favors for Kids with 44 LED Finger Lights, 12 LED Flashing Bumpy Rings and 4 Flashing Slotted Shades Glasses • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
Koller Products 1.5-Gallon Fish Bowl • Amazon Business $18.81 1 $18.81
WATINC Random 30 pcs Squishies Cream Scented Slow Rising Kawaii Simulation Lovely Toy Medium Mini Soft Food squishies, Phone Straps (30P Donuts) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Llama Llama and the Bully Goat • Amazon Business $14.04 1 $14.04
LEEHUR 20Pcs Squishy Toys, Party Favors Mochi Squishies Mini Squeeze Funny Toy Soft Stress and Anxiety Relief Toys for Kids/Adults Random Color • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Stand in My Shoes: Kids Learning About Empathy • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Teacher Created Resources Treasure Chest (5048) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Assortmart 144 Washable Plastic Beer Pong Balls 1 Gross • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
12 Piece Party Pack of Mini 1.25" Puzzle Cube Keychains by Pudgy Pedro's Party Supplies • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Juice Box Bully: Empowering Kids to Stand Up for Others • Amazon Business $9.86 1 $9.86
Bully B.E.A.N.S. • Amazon Business $8.45 1 $8.45
Confessions of a Former Bully • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

Materials cost

$844.39

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$12.67

3rd party payment processing fee

$12.67

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$899.73

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$158.78

Total project goal

$1,058.51

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,058.51

1 Donor

-$1,058.51

Donations toward project cost

-$899.73

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$158.78

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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