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Ms. Colten from Springfield MA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Making Reading a Cozy Campsite in a SPED Inclusion Classroom!

My students need comfortable, flexible, cozy seating to encourage more reading.

  • $269 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As I prepare for this upcoming school year, I have been reflecting on the things that I want to improve upon in my classroom from last year! These upcoming 1st graders are sweet, funny, social, caring, and ready to learn.

When I met these students I immediately saw how inquisitive and curious they are about the world around them.

I can only imagine all the wonderful ideas they have to share and cannot wait to start this upcoming school year!

My Project

These first grade students in a SPED inclusion classroom need individualized settings that will make them feel safe, secure, and happy, as well as promoting differentiated learning. The pillows will be used for comfortable seating, the tent will create a private learning spot, and the bins will be used to create personalized book boats they can read inside of.

The pillows, tent, and "book boats" will be used in the classroom library as well as other spots in the classroom to help students get comfortable and excited about learning.

This is to promote differentiated instruction in a Special Education Inclusion classroom, to help students feel safe and secure in individual learning spaces.

Ms. Colten
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
STERILITE 17364306 30 Gallon/114 Liter Tote, Blue Aquarium, 6-Pack • Amazon Business $92.32 1 $92.32
HUGE LUXURY TEEPEE 100% COTTON CANVAS! 5 BAMBOO POLES FLOOR and CARRYING CASE • Amazon Business $79.99 1 $79.99
BLUETTEK Modern Simple Geometric Style Cotton Linen Burlap Vibrant Orange Throw Pillow Covers, 18 x 18 Inches, Set of 4 (Orange) • Amazon Business $22.98 1 $22.98

Materials cost

$195.29

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.93

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$228.22

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$40.27

Total project goal

$268.49

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$268.49

3 Donors

-$141.74

Donations toward project cost

-$120.48

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$21.26

match offer

-$126.75

Match offer toward project cost

-$107.74

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.01

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$0.00

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