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Mrs. Koonce from Wharton TX is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

On the Go

My students need a bookcase, storage, and a weighted vest, to access their environment.

  • $2,300 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach PPCD, which is Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities. When a child with physical or intellectual disabilities, or both, turns 3 years old, they are eligible for public school. As soon as they turn 3 years old, they come to my classroom, so the dynamics of my class change throughout the year.

I have various disabilities in my room, such as children who are on different levels of the Autism spectrum, children who have feeding tubes, children who cannot walk, and ones who are severely ADHD.

The majority of them have difficulties with communication.

These children need extra time working on fine motor skills and large motor skills. We need a variety of materials to give them the opportunity to work on these skills as well as their intellectual skills. These activities all require a lot of storage space and materials.

These children are amazing to work with. They come to school happy and are always excited to be there. They enjoy working on various activities with their peers, which is important to their self-esteem. They are always excited to explore, discover and learn.

My Project

Our school was affected by Hurricane Harvey. Our young life skills students have different needs than most of the general education students. They require special equipment and materials to help them access their environment and to give them coping devices for whatever their disabilities may be. I have seen how having the equipment needed for these students can make a positive impact on their education.

I have students who are not stable enough to sit in a student chair without assistance, so a table that sits low enough to the ground, where the students can sit on a cushion, will give them small group table time with their peers.

When given the time to choose an independent activity, the flex-space table will be available to any student to sit and work, not just the more physically able.

Since they are small, having shelving they can easily access will give them a chance for more independence. Every student will be able to reach any materials. These students need to feel secure, so a "how to hug" chair gives them that sense of security while sitting in circle time, and the weighted blanket gives those children with autism the bodily pressure they need. The items in this project will be an enrichment to the classroom and allow these students to grow.

Mrs. Koonce
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 17 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
SEAT HOWDAHUG2 • School Specialty $72.91 5 $364.55
LC678 - Flex-Space Round Floor Table - 48" Diameter • Lakeshore Learning Materials $289.00 1 $289.00
MEDIUM WEIGHTED BLANKET- PLAID • School Specialty $141.99 2 $283.98
QS CUBBY 16 TRAY MOBILE • School Specialty $261.07 1 $261.07
BOOKCASE W/ ADJ DIVIDERS MOBILE LOCKING CASTERS 30H • School Specialty $200.87 1 $200.87
QS STORAGE 5 COMPARTMENT MOBILE 30H • School Specialty $193.87 1 $193.87
QS STORAGE 2 SHELF OPEN MOBILE LOCKING CASTERS 30H • School Specialty $158.87 1 $158.87

Materials cost

$1,752.21

Vendor shipping charges

$146.32

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$26.28

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,954.81

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$344.97

Total project goal

$2,299.78

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$2,299.78

1 Donor

-$1,149.89

Donations toward project cost

-$977.41

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$172.48

match offer

-$1,149.88

Match offer toward project cost

-$977.40

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$172.48

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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