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Mrs. DiPaolo from Ventura CA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Freedom and Meditation for Mathematical Minds

Help me give my students a flexible classroom with seating options that include floor work and easily changeable groupings. Storage bins in benches are functional and clean.

  • $574 goal

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My Students

My students this year are a targeted group of incoming freshmen who will be working towards achieving grade-level mastery of math concepts.

Students have made a commitment to forgo their cell phones during instruction among other lifestyle changes which include diet, exercise, and behavior exploration.

Their parents and guardians have committed to participate in events and activities designed to improve communication between school and home.

This approach to addressing the special needs of the whole child includes carefully selected teachers and a smaller class size.

My Project

Students will enter my classroom knowing immediately that this is a special place. My desire is to impart an understanding that our year will be full of unique opportunities to improve and that I will help and support them through the challenges.

Flexible seating and touches of home create a space that feels safe and invites learning.

Storage space for backpacks, phones, and other personal items that serve to distract during class time can be kept safely out of the way with benches. Floor seating options allow learners to select where they work most comfortably. Brain science shows that students who feel safe at school are more likely to feel curious and willing to ask questions, invite feedback, and enter into meaningful peer discussions.

A critical part of our program includes improving peer relationships which facilitates maturity and social-emotional growth.

Mrs. DiPaolo
Grades 9-12
More than half of 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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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Krati Exports Indian Floor Pillow Cushion Covers in Mandala Design (Mix 5 pc lot) • Amazon Business $39.00 6 $234.00
SONGMICS 43 Inches Folding Storage Ottoman Bench, Storage Chest Footrest Padded Seat, Faux Leather, Brown ULSF703 • Amazon Business $48.49 3 $145.47
TINTON LIFE Wooden Cell Phones Storage Box for School Classroom Office Meeting Room¨12 Compartments • Amazon Business $16.97 2 $33.94

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