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Ms. Smith from Van Nuys CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Home Sweet Classroom

Help me give my students some flexible seating options, new books of high interest level, tools and seeds for the gardening club, and tools to increase student engagement.

  • $542 goal

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My Students

I have an enthusiastic bunch of 10 and 11 year old students. Their ability levels vary greatly with some students reading at a 5th grade level while other students are struggling at a pre-primer level. There are 9 English language learners in the class and 6 students with individualized educational plans. This diverse class has shown respect and acceptance for one another's differences and an eagerness for learning and helping one another.

Many of my students spend their recess breaks volunteering in the special education and transitional kindergarten classrooms.

They have big hearts and want to serve others. Some students from my class took the initiative to start a garden club where they have received permission to clean garden beds with hopes of growing a variety of winter vegetables.

My Project

In my classroom there are two small rugs, however there are no other flexible seating options currently available. I've included two bean bag chairs and two portable lap desks to increase seating options. Many of my rambunctious students thrive when they can move around and fidget while they read or work in small groups. I believe these kinesthetic learners will benefit from increased seating options.

As a first year teacher, my classroom library is mostly comprised of used and dated books.

I'd love to increase my student's love of reading by bringing in popular books that they are familiar with, and most importantly, that they are excited about.

Finally, I've included a few miscellaneous items for the gardening club as well as two student engagement tools. I know the group of students who faithfully work on their garden beds would be thrilled to have some tools and seeds to grow.

Ms. Smith
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Big Joe 98-Inch Bean Bag, Limo Black • Amazon Business $39.88 2 $79.76
Diary of a Wimpy Kid 12 Books Complete Collection Set Box of Books NEW 2018 Edition • Amazon Business $64.99 1 $64.99
Basicwise QI003253G Kids Lap Desk Tray, Portable Activity Table, Green • Amazon Business $22.94 2 $45.88
Norwood Commercial Furniture NOR-STOOLBS-SO Plastic Stack Stools • Amazon Business $38.26 1 $38.26
Diyomate Wireless Bluetooth Karaoke Microphone Handheld KTV Home Mic Singing Speaker Player Party Birthday Professional Microphones for iOS/Android • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
INNOCHEER Kids Gardening Tools, 7 Piece Garden tool set for Kids with Watering Can, Gardening Gloves, Shovel, Rake, Trowel and Kids Smock, All in One Gardening Tote • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Natural Green Seeds Organic Seeds Garden to Table 100% NON–GMO Kit (Vegetables) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Qurious Space | STEM flash card game | Explore, Match, Quiz & Spin through the universe. Perfect for astronomy fans and future astronauts • Amazon Business $15.40 1 $15.40
MoKo Wireless Doorbell, Plug-in Push Button with 36 Chimes, 5-Level Adjustable Volume, Battery-Operated Transmitter(No Battery Required for Receiver), Work Over 400-feet(120m) Range, White • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Fish in a Tree • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The One and Only Ivan • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Crenshaw • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Inside Out and Back Again • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Frindle • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Where the Red Fern Grows • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Wish • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79
The Indian in the Cupboard • Amazon Business $5.89 1 $5.89

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