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Mr. Mims from Dallas TX is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

I Will Not Allow My Disability to Define My Success

Help me give my students research-based phonics resources and flexible seating to increase their phonological and phonemic awareness in a low-stress environment.

  • $658 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a Bilingual Special Education Inclusion Teacher at an urban school where 96.5% of the population is Low SES and 36.5% of the population is ELL, and 12.8% are SPED. I have an opportunity to create a positive impact on the future leaders of America. Within this population, my focus is on a small group of SPED and ELL students.

I work with a diverse group of low-income students who have varying development disorders and learning disabilities.

All of my students suffer from low phonemic and phonological awareness. From the great words of Brad Schneider, "I want to make sure every child has the opportunity for quality education." With your help, I can ensure that my diverse learners will have the same opportunity to be as successful as non at-risk students.

My Project

It is important to provide our youth and the leaders of tomorrow with the necessary resources to be successful. My job is to provide students with documented disabilities instructional support in a mainstream setting, small-group, or one-on-one. Within my DonorsChoose request, I have selected a variety of research-based phonics resources that will promote phonological and phonemic awareness to multiple learning styles. I have also included flexible seating to foster a learning environment that is less restrictive than traditional classroom seating.

With a wide range of developmental disorders, social disorders, and English-language acquisition, these resources will grant a group of at-risk students more opportunities to increase their phonological and phonemic awareness in a way that is beneficial to them based on their Individualized Education Program (IEP).

Mr. Mims
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

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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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC529BU - Flex-Space Balance Ball Seat - 22" - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 4 $99.96
LC529GR - Flex-Space Balance Ball Seat - 22" - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 4 $99.96
TT302 - Phonics Flip Books • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
EE417 - Word Family Flip Books • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 1 $59.99
EE538 - Hear Myself Sound Phone - Each • Lakeshore Learning Materials $5.99 8 $47.92
LC926 - Classroom Magnetic Letters Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $44.99 1 $44.99
DD489 - Student Word Building Board • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.99 8 $39.92
GG954 - Word Building Tiles • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.99 6 $29.94
RR207 - Roll & Write Word Game • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
VF548 - Consonants, Blends & Digraphs Flash Cards • Lakeshore Learning Materials $7.99 1 $7.99

Materials cost

$520.65

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.81

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$558.46

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$98.55

Total project goal

$657.01

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$657.01

1 Donor

-$219.00

Donations toward project cost

-$219.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$399.36

Match offer toward project cost

-$339.46

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$59.90

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$38.65

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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