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Mrs. Langer from Bayville NJ is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Getting Comfortable With Learning

Help me give my students a way to learn to the best of their ability. The teepee will give easily distracted students a way to block out what is around them while focusing on the teacher.

  • $161 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I currently co-teach in an inclusion classroom where 50% of our class is special education and the other 50% is general education. Our school is Title I and 2/3 of our students are on the free/reduced-rate lunch program. Many of our students come from single parent households and are enrolled in both before and aftercare programs.

"Our task is to help children communicate with the world, using all their potential, strengths, and languages, and to overcome any obstacle presented by our culture."- Loris Malaguzzi

In our classroom, we are a family. We embrace each other's differences and celebrate what makes each child unique.

My Project

How many of you remember how uncomfortable it was to sit on a hard chair at a desk for almost 6 hours a day while trying to concentrate on what your teacher was teaching? While so many aspects of our world have evolved, many classroom settings still feel like a one room school house. Our students are often labeled as the fidgety, easily distracted child who is below level when, in may instances, the child is just not comfortable in his or her learning environment.

“You never change your life until you step out of your comfort zone; change begins at the end of your comfort zone.” ― Roy T Bennett

By giving students a comfortable learning experience, we are inviting them to become comfortable in learning. We, as teachers, need to get out of OUR comfort zone! We need to stop seeing a classroom as 25 students sitting in chairs at desks, and start getting comfortable with students sitting on couches and bean bags, sitting in a tee-pee or tent, or even sitting on the floor with cushion seats. When a teacher is comfortable, she/he makes learning comfortable for each student in the class.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sunnyglade 6' Teepee Kids Tent with 25FT Little Star Light and Cotton Mat /Indoor Outdoor Children Indian Play Tent 5 Wooden Poles Canvas Tipi White with Carry Bag & Random Color Flag • Amazon Business $68.99 1 $68.99
EasyComforts Tufted Booster Cushion,Natural,One Size Fits All • Amazon Business $17.98 2 $35.96

Materials cost

$104.95

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.57

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$136.52

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$24.09

Total project goal

$160.61

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$160.61

4 Donors

-$160.61

Donations toward project cost

-$136.52

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.09

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$0.00

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