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Ms. Irvine from Alexandria VA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Our Classroom, Our Home!

My students need a classroom filled with adaptable materials and flexible seating options, floor seats, pillows, and crash pad, to meet their unique needs.

  • $958 goal

This project expired on November 22, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"The world needs all kinds of minds." -Temple Grandin

My students are world-changers: they are unique individuals that see the world through different lenses and bring a whole new viewpoint to everyday happenings.

These individuals also happen to have varying diagnoses and syndromes, but that does not hinder their many abilities.

Within our self-contained special education classroom, we strive for growth and independence and building upon our many strengths on a daily basis. My students love to move, sing and dance, while thriving on positive attention throughout every day. We fill each day with an abundance of choices, movement breaks and life skills while also adapting our many curriculums to meet each student's individualized needs in the areas of mathematics, reading, science and social studies.

Our materials are all personally adapted to eliminate rips, drool stains and breaking while also ensuring that they allow for independent page turning and choice making. This can be seen in our adapted books, task boxes, token boards and individualized schedules. (We use a great deal of lamination, cardstock and velcro throughout each year!)

Each day is an absolute adventure in our classroom, which we are fortunate enough to call "home!"

My Project

The funding of this project will assist me in creating a sensory friendly, calming and flexible environment for my students. This will allow them to have a variety of options for seating while working within the classroom on academic and life skills as well as during their reinforcement breaks between activities. Additionally, the lamination sheets, binding coils, velcro dots and cardstock paper will assist me in creating adapted materials for my students inclusive of schedules, books and daily materials. Due to the unique needs of my students, all academic and life skills materials are individually adapted and created by me to allow them to access the curriculum.

Since students spend the majority of their weekdays in the school environment, the classroom becomes a second home.

I strive to build a 'home' for my students within our room in order to have a comfortable and trusting environment through a foundation of positive relationships with students and family members. Allowing my students to have choices, flexible options and semi-indestructible materials builds independence that can be generalized throughout their daily lives both now and in the future.

Interested in learning more about the items that we are requesting?

Flexible seating options throughout daily instruction:

- Flex-Space Giant Comfy Pillows (Set of 3 Colors)

- Flash Furniture 45" Round Blue Plastic Height Adjustable Activity Table

- Softzone Carry Me Floor Cushions

- Flex Zone Comfy Floor Seats

Sensory regulation during differentiated reinforcement breaks:

- Milliard Crash Pad (Sensory Bean Bag for Kids and Adults)

Adapt and differentiate instruction:

- Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Activity Tree (for our ABC countdown)

- Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches

- 1500 Count Self Adhesive Dots

- Coil Bindings

- Cardstock Paper

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14 donors14 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 5 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC558X - Flex-Space Giant Comfy Pillows - Set of 3 Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $199.00 1 $199.00
Flash Furniture 45'' Round Blue Plastic Height Adjustable Activity Table • Amazon Business $108.46 1 $108.46
Milliard Crash Pad | Sensory Bean Bag for Kids and Adults | Comes with Bonus Washable Cover | 5ft x 5ft • Amazon Business $99.99 1 $99.99
Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches, 8.9 x 11.4-Inches, 3 mil thick, 200-Pack, Clear (TP3854-200) • Amazon Business $24.24 3 $72.72
ECR4Kids Softzone Carry Me Floor Cushions for Flexible Classroom Seating, 3" Deluxe Foam, Round, Assorted (4-Piece Set) • Amazon Business $67.93 1 $67.93
LC405BU - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
LC405GR - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
LA645 - Activity Tree for Chicka Chicka Boom Boom • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
SUBANG 1500 Count Self Adhesive Dots 0.78 inch Sticky Back Coins Hook & Loop Self Adhesive Dots, White • Amazon Business $13.99 2 $27.98
14mm (9/16") Black Coil Bindings (Qty 100) • Amazon Business $23.66 1 $23.66
13mm (1/2") Black Coil Bindings (Qty 100) • Amazon Business $22.43 1 $22.43
Neenah Exact Index Card Stock, 8.5 x 11 Inch, 90 lb, White, 250 Sheets (40311) • Amazon Business $10.26 2 $20.52

Materials cost

$772.66

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.59

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$814.25

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$143.69

Total project goal

$957.94

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$957.94

13 Donors

-$655.29

Donations toward project cost

-$572.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$83.29

match offer

-$285.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$242.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$42.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.65

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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