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Mrs. Singh from Bronx NY is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Home Away from Home

Help me give my students a folding bed, organizer units for bedroom, foam mat, futon couch and cleaning items to to convert our classroom into a living space to teach functional skills in a realistic setting.

  • $1,222 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students are amazing and work hard everyday to achieve their goals. They are each dedicated to their education, but require many reinforcers to support their learning and maintain their motivations to learn new skills and make progress towards their goals.

My students are currently following a structured learning program focused on improving their behavior and learning functional skills to help with transitioning from school to life in the community.

My students require various reinforcers to maintain their motivation and decrease aggressive problem behavior like hitting, bitting, scratching, and eloping.

My students are dedicated to learning functional skills and gaining skills to manage their behaviors in school, home and in their community.

My Project

My students need to learn functional living skills in a realistic setting. By transforming the classroom into a living space, we will be able to teach functional ADL and social skills to prepare my students for independent living in their community. With the materials requested, my students will learn how to make a bed, set tables, sweep, and socialize with their peers.

These skills are considered "Good to have" and are vital for my students to learn in order to help with their transition from school to the work force and independent living in their communities.

The last three years, we have been focusing on correcting problem behaviors and since my students have all made tremendous progress, it is now time to teach them how to function with their peers in settings that they will encounter beyond the classroom environment.

Mrs. Singh
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, 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.

This project will reach 7 students.

18 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
DHP Emily Futon Couch Bed, Modern Sofa Design Includes Sturdy Chrome Legs and Rich Velvet Upholstery, Grey • Amazon Business $179.99 1 $179.99
4-Panel Folding Screen Black and White • Amazon Business $80.48 2 $160.96
Ofie mat by Little Bot, Baby Play mat, Soft Foam mat, Durable and Non-Toxic (Oracle + Zen line, Large) • Amazon Business $149.00 1 $149.00
Linon Home Dcor 352STD-01-AS-UPS Luxor Memory Foam Folding Bed Mattress, Twin, Beige • Amazon Business $118.99 1 $118.99
mDesign Wide Dresser Storage Tower - Sturdy Steel Frame, Wood Top, Easy Pull Fabric Bins - Organizer Unit for Bedroom, Hallway, Entryway, Closets - Textured Print, 5 Drawers - Gray/White • Amazon Business $74.88 1 $74.88
mDesign Fabric 4-Drawer Storage Organizer Dresser for Clothing, Sweaters, Jeans, Blankets - Gray • Amazon Business $59.88 1 $59.88
TreeLen Dust Pan and Broom/Dustpan Cleans Broom Combo with 40"/52" Long Handle for Home Kitchen Room Office Lobby Floor Use Upright Stand up Dustpan Broom Set (A Yellow Broom Dustpan Set) • Amazon Business $27.99 2 $55.98
AmazonBasics Ultra-Soft Micromink Sherpa Comforter Bed Set - Twin, Grey • Amazon Business $40.99 1 $40.99
SONGMICS 4-Bag Laundry Cart Sorter, Rolling Laundry Basket Hamper, with 4 Removable Bags, Casters and Brakes, Gray URLS90GS • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
mDesign Night Stand/End Table Storage Tower - Sturdy Steel Frame, Wood Top, Easy Pull Fabric Bins - Organizer Unit for Bedroom, Hallway, Entryway, Closets - Textured Print - 2 Drawers - Gray/White • Amazon Business $39.88 1 $39.88
Reacher Grabber Tool, 32" Foldable Grabber Reacher for Elderly, Lightweight Extra Long Handy Trash Claw Grabber, Reaching Assist Tool for Trash Pick Up, Nabber, Litter Picker, Arm Extension (Blue) • Amazon Business $9.99 3 $29.97
AmazonBasics Reversible Microfiber Comforter Blanket - Twin or Twin XL, Navy Blue • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
AmazonBasics Microfiber Sheet Set - Twin, Navy Blue • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
famibay Bamboo PVC Weave Placemats Non-Slip Kitchen Table Mats Set of 4-30x45 cm (Color 6) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99

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