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Mrs. Barry-Hansen from Oakland CA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Inclusion Rules!

Help me give my students the tools they need to survive in a general education classroom, such as flexible seating options, pencils, and grips.

  • $569 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students come from many diverse backgrounds, with 100% of our students receiving free lunch. They attend an inner-city school where more than half of the students commute for the education we provide. We have healthy foods and a garden, and we speak seven different languages at home.

Our school is a bright, happy place where a university education is our goal!

Students learn in classrooms where experience solidifies the curriculum! Our walls are covered in student innovation and creativity! Students are always encouraged to voice their opinions!

My Project

This year, after 29 years of teaching I integrated special education students into my general education classroom. 7 special education students moved into a 5th grade classroom, where they were exposed to the common core curriculum everyone deserves.

The "experiment" of inclusion, turned out to be a benefit to everyone involved!

We all made improvements! I became an inclusive teacher, the empathy of my general education students grew, as did the exposure for my special education students!

We needed some tools to ease the inclusion. Comfort in the way of easy writing (triangular pencils and holding foam grips), sitting (tactile cushions for comfort and movement), and an occasional stand (standing desk for energetic students), would help all involved.

Mrs. Barry-Hansen
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
SHW 55-Inch Large Electric Height Adjustable Computer Desk, 55 x 28 Inches, Oak • Amazon Business $298.97 1 $298.97
Trideer Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, Flexible Seating Classroom, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, Wiggle Seat for Sensory Kids (Office & Home & School) (33cm Matte Black) • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
TICONDEROGA My First Tri-Write Pencils • Amazon Business $11.03 3 $33.09
The Pencil Grip Crossover Grip Metallic Ergonomic Writing Aid for Righties and Lefties, 12 Count Assorted Colors (TPG-17712) • Amazon Business $8.24 3 $24.72
The Pencil Grip Original, Universal Ergonomic Writing Aid for Righties and Lefties, 12 Count Assorted Colors (TPG-11112) • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75

Materials cost

$409.51

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$37.47

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.14

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$483.12

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$85.26

Total project goal

$568.38

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$568.38

9 Donors

-$568.20

Donations toward project cost

-$483.12

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$85.08

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.18

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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