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Dr. Helm from Tempe AZ is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Mrs. Helm's Reading & Creativity Nook

My students need an area to inspire creativity and openness. I am requesting alternative seating and rugs like bean bag chairs and floor cushions to provide comfortable areas for students to collaborate.

  • $468 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am so lucky to be able to teach kids who are creative, quirky and inventive. As a gifted education teacher, I see children everyday who think and learn differently. We work together to develop our creative and critical thinking skills and learn how to use our academic and artistic potentials to their fullest.

On any given day, my classroom offers a space for kids to talk and learn about subjects, people, and ideas that don't normally get discussed in most classrooms.

Gifted kids, like all kids, need places where they can be who they really are and fully explore their many passions. It is such a privilege to be able to join them on their explorations!

My Project

Students spend most of their days at desks and tables. In order to optimize learning, however, we need to have alternative seating for students who may work better with different resources. I want to provide a space for them to sit on the floor to work, read, and rejuvenate. The chairs and cushions will be used by students when they need a break from traditional seating.

Comfortable seating allows students to focus on what is most important in classrooms-learning!

With fun floor cushions, bean bag chairs, and colorful rugs, our classroom can come to life and provide an exciting space to grow.

Dr. Helm
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Green Decore Handmade Braided round Natural Fiber Jute Rug (Fusion Multicolor, 6 feet Diameter) • Amazon Business $149.00 1 $149.00
Big Joe Roma Bean Bag Chair, Spicy Lime • Amazon Business $49.00 2 $98.00
Third Eye Export 32 Inches Diameter Round Meditation Seating Ottoman Decorative Sham Stuffer Round Floor Pillow Insert • Amazon Business $31.99 2 $63.98
Large 32" Round Pillow Cover, Decorative Mandala Pillow Sham, Indian Bohemian Ottoman Poufs, Pom Pom Pillow Cases, Outdoor Cushion Cover (Pattern 6) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Large 32" Round Pillow Cover, Decorative Mandala Pillow Sham, Indian Bohemian Ottoman Poufs, Pom Pom Pillow Cases, Outdoor Cushion Cover (Pattern 8) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99

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