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Ms. O'Dea from Des Moines WA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Maps and Lights to Help Find our Path!

My students need these materials for their history class and the light covers so that the fluorescent lights will not be so harsh when they are reading.

  • $173 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are one big family. My students are learning the skills they need to be successful in the general education setting. Each one is unique in their own way but all have some sort of emotional/behavioral disability and usually suffer from past trauma. This room is their home when they need a break and feel overwhelmed in their outside classes. They learn coping skills and calming down strategies and practice mindfulness every day. We lean on each other for support and pick each other up when we are down. Developing positive relationships and learning from our mistakes is where we thrive. I am so lucky to have such amazing students who try their best every day.

My Project

These items will help support my students visually. Harsh fluorescent lighting can make reading and classwork challenging. Creating a calm peaceful environment has a positive effect on student performance. It also helps to reduce anxiety which can be heightened when learning new material or when taking tests. Covering the lights will help with this.

The large maps will also help so that my students have a large visual representation of the places we read and study about.

Students will be able to easily use the maps as a reference when discussing different topics and global issues from around the world.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Giant World MegaMap, Large Wall Map 77.95 x 48.03 inches - Laminated • Amazon Business $33.99 1 $33.99
Educational Insights Fluorescent Light Filters (Tranquil Blue), Set of 4 • Amazon Business $26.29 1 $26.29
Post-it Super Sticky Notes, 3 in x 3 in, Rio de Janeiro Collection, 24 Pads, 70 Sheets/Pad, Cabinet Pack (654-24SSAU-CP) • Amazon Business $15.72 1 $15.72
uni-ball Vision Elite Rollerball Pens, Micro Point (0.5mm), Black, 12 Count • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
Magnetic Whiteboard Eraser Set - Premium 4 Color Pack - For Dry Erase Pens And Markers - Strong Magnet Sticks To All Dry-erase White Boards - 4 x 2.3 x 0.8 " - Cleaner For Home, School And Office • Amazon Business $10.97 1 $10.97
Superior Mapping Company United States Poster Size Wall Map 40 x 28 With Cities (1 Map) • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95

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