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Ms. Harris from Salem OR is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Keep Calm and Be Inspired

Help me give my students floor-seating options like bean bags and cushions, the sensory support of a weighted blanket, and inspiring wall art for our serenity room/mini-library.

  • $597 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My classroom is part of the alternative education program in my school district. We provide a structured learning environment for middle school students whose behaviors make finding success difficult in a traditional classroom. In addition to core content our program focuses on social emotional learning, restorative practices, growth mindset, community, positive relationships, and self esteem.

My students are clever, talented, intelligent, capable, challenging, misunderstood, and resilient.

I plan to maximize their success in our program with a calming library space as well as a sensory room in which students can utilize a variety of activities to direct their energy in positive ways.

I look forward to meeting my students, being able to adapt to their needs, and showing them just how much they have to offer the world and their school communities. Thanks so much for your support!

My Project

Providing students with the tools they need to regulate their behaviors and access academics is the main purpose of our program. These items will be used to create an inviting, dual-use mini-library for my high-risk students to de-escalate, regroup, find peace, and be inspired.

My students need a space that encourages them to walk away from an escalating situation and find their calm.

This room will become a temporary cooling-off place, so they can return to the classroom and participate successfully. Utilizing it as a mini-library within our building allows us to encourage literacy as well as preserve the positivity of this space.

Ms. Harris
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sofa Sack - Plush, Ultra Soft Bean Bag Chair - Memory Foam Bean Bag Chair with Microsuede Cover - Stuffed Foam Filled Furniture and Accessories for Dorm Room - Charcoal 3' • Amazon Business $64.99 2 $129.98
Quility Premium Adult Weighted Blanket & Removable Cover | 15 lbs | 48"x72" | for Individual Between 140-180 lbs | Twin Size Bed | Premium Glass Beads | Cotton/Minky | Grey/Navy Blue • Amazon Business $94.70 1 $94.70
IZO Home Goods Indoor/Outdoor Pillows - 32 Inch Diameter Round Decorative Floor Pillow Insert Throw Pillows Sham Stuffer • Amazon Business $27.99 2 $55.98
IZO Home Goods Premium Outdoor Anti-mold Water Resistant Hypoallergenic Stuffer Pillow Insert Sham Square Form Polyester, 18" L X 18" W (4 Pack), Standard/White • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Bigso Magazine Holder, Black • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98
Liquid Chalk Markers Set of 26 | Great for Non-Porous Surfaces, Chalkboards, Whiteboards, Windows, Glass, Bistro & More| Reversible Tips Included | Erasable Pen Non-Toxic Water-Based Coloring Pens • Amazon Business $22.75 1 $22.75
CrafteLife Vinyl Wall Quotes Decal Stickers | Ability Motivation Attitude | Inspirational Saying Home Decor Decals Quote | 23 H x 21 W inches | Three Pieces | Motivational Gym Wall Art Decoration • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
MoMA Decorative Throw Pillow Covers (Set of 2) - Pillow Cover Sham Cover - Orange Throw Pillow Cover - Decorative Sofa Throw Pillow Cover - Square Decorative Pillowcase - Orange - 18" x 18" • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Bohemian Cushion Only Cover Round Ottoman Mandala Floor Pillows Pouf Cover Mandala Floor Pillow Cover • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
Gokul Handloom Large Round Pillow Cover Decorative Mandala Pillow Sham Camel and Peacock Designs Indian Bohemian Ottoman Poufs Cover Pom Pom Pillow Cases Outdoor Cushion Cover • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Delma Inspirational Wall Decals Quotes,Word Wall Sticker Quotes,Motivational Wall Decal,Family Inspirational Wall Art Sticker Vinyl Wall Mural Paint Decor • Amazon Business $13.40 1 $13.40
MIULEE Pack of 2, Corduroy Soft Soild Decorative Square Throw Pillow Covers Set Cushion Cases Pillowcases for Sofa Bedroom Car 18 x 18 Inch 45 x 45 cm • Amazon Business $12.88 1 $12.88
Gokul Handloom Elephant and Peacock Designs Large Round Pillow Cover Decorative Mandala Pillow Sham Indian Bohemian Ottoman Poufs Cover Pom Pom Pillow Cases Outdoor Cushion Cover (Elephant Chakra) • Amazon Business $11.88 1 $11.88

Materials cost

$454.99

Vendor shipping charges

$14.99

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.82

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$506.80

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$89.44

Total project goal

$596.24

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$596.24

12 Donors

-$350.00

Donations toward project cost

-$302.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$47.25

match offer

-$240.06

Match offer toward project cost

-$204.05

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.01

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$6.18

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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