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Ms. Cipriano from New Bedford MA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Ms. Cipriano Teaches Special Education!

Help me give my students a rug for circle time, books to teach about social skills, and some resources to help our centers run smoothly!

  • $602 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Hello Everyone! My name is Chelsea, and I teach in a substantially separate classroom for grades Kindergarten through 2nd grade. A substantially separate classroom is essentially a self-contained room outside of the general education classroom. My students all have academic, social, and behavioral needs that require a highly modified curriculum, smaller class sizes, and greater behavioral supports. I currently have 14 students in my class, who range from having Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, ODD, ADHD, and a range of other diagnoses. I require a high number of staff to be in my room in order to maintain a safe and conducive learning environment for all.

In my classroom, we focus heavily on building social and behavioral skills; for this reason, we require many additional resources that general education classrooms do not need.

I will use the funds to buy items that will help students come together and learn, such as a rug for circle time and groups, books, and classroom toys and manipulatives to increase learning. Any donation helps, and thank you so much for your consideration!

My Project

A new rug would help my students grow their sense of community. The books will help improve my students' social skills. The resources will help my classroom be more organized and help our centers run smoothly.

The rug is the heart of my classroom.

We start our day on the rug greeting one another, having morning meeting, reviewing the calendar, expressing how we are feeling that day. We read on the rug. We do yoga and adapted physical education on the rug. We have free time, and we have centers on the rug. These resources would help the overall function of my classroom and build a warm environment for my students.

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sprogs Kids Alphabet Seating Rug - Rectangle, 7' 6" W x 12' L, SPG-FE601-44A-SO • Amazon Business $307.85 1 $307.85
CAXXA Stackable 6 Mesh Tray Desktop Organizer Document Letter Paper File Tray Sorter | Office and Home, Black • Amazon Business $20.98 1 $20.98
Enemy Pie : (Reading Rainbow Book, Children’s Book about Kindness, Kids Books about Learning) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
The Recess Queen • Amazon Business $13.67 1 $13.67
Waiting • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Lacey Walker, Nonstop Talker (Little Boost) • Amazon Business $12.98 1 $12.98
Be Polite and Kind (Learning to Get Along®) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
The Most Magnificent Thing • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
The Way I Feel • Amazon Business $10.89 1 $10.89
I Can't Believe You Said That! (BEST ME I Can Be!) • Amazon Business $9.36 1 $9.36
No Means No!: Teaching children about personal boundaries, respect and consent; empowering kids by respecting their choices and their right to say, 'No!' • Amazon Business $9.25 1 $9.25
The Juice Box Bully: Empowering Kids to Stand Up for Others • Amazon Business $8.39 1 $8.39
Personal Space Camp • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
What If Everybody Did That? • Amazon Business $6.59 1 $6.59

Materials cost

$459.61

Vendor shipping charges

$15.13

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.89

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$511.63

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$90.29

Total project goal

$601.92

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$601.92

7 Donors

-$542.92

Donations toward project cost

-$461.48

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$81.44

match offer

-$59.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$50.15

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$8.85

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$0.00

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