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Ms. Escherich from Chicago IL is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Us Keep Our Special Education Class Clean and Comfy!

My students need bean bag pillows, essential oils, and cleaning supplies to keep our classroom comfy and clean!

  • $288 goal

This project expired on May 9, 2018.

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My Students

Summarizing a typical day in my classroom is not an easy task as no two days are alike! In general, my students participate in a variety of tasks all aimed at increasing their independence as they become young adults. My goal for my students is that they grow into positive members of society.

My students are freshmen through seniors in a cluster program for students with moderate cognitive impairments.

Their abilities and disabilities all vary from readers to non-readers, from those who can solve word problems to those who are still working on learning their colors and numbers. Although they are different, they have one thing in common, their determination.

My students work hard to exceed the world's expectations of them. My school is a large Chicago public high school. The students here are incredibly supportive of my students and welcome them as central members of the school community.

My Project

This project is designed to add comfort to our classroom and to keep it clean! We need antibacterial spray during this flu season to keep everything clean and germ-free!

We currently have a rug on the classroom floor but, need some big bean bag pillows for students to lounge on when they need a break or want to play a game on the floor with friends!

Finally, we need essential oils that help keep our classroom smelling good which lets our students stay focused and continue with their learning throughout the day! These items will really go a long way!

Ms. Escherich
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 12 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Huge Bean Bag Pillow for Playing Video Games & Watching TV, Blue • Amazon Business $67.81 1 $67.81
Huge Bean Bag Pillow for Playing Video Games & Watching TV, Lime • Amazon Business $66.73 1 $66.73
Method Antibacterial All Purpose Cleaner, Wildflower, 28 Ounce (Pack 8) • Amazon Business $22.32 1 $22.32
Breathe Blend 100% Pure, Best Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil - 30ml / 1 (oz) Ounce - Peppermint, Rosemary, Lemon, Eucalyptus • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Stress Relief Blend 100% Pure, Best Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil - 30ml / 1 (oz) Ounce - Bergamot, Patchouli, Blood Orange, Ylang Ylang, Grapefruit • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Calm Body, Calm Mind Blend 100% Pure, Best Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil - 30ml / 1 (oz) Ounce - Sweet Marjoram, Roman Chamomile, Ylang Ylang, Sandalwood, Vanilla, French Lavender • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99

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