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Mrs. Gendelman from Van Nuys CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Quiet Chairs, Please!

My students need chair socks to work in the classroom without the noise distraction of their chairs!

  • $270 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work in an amazing community. It is a very poor community. The families and children are very appreciative. The majority of children speak Spanish, learning English as a second language. We also have a large population of students with special needs. This year I have four students with autism that are mainstreamed in my class. I have a mixture of students that are proficient in English and unfortunately, some that are not. I have been teaching at this school for 18 years, in second grade, kindergarten and currently, third grade. Some of these children grow up with single working parents. Some children grow up with one or both parents incarcerated. It is very important for me to set up a classroom in which my students feel safe and love as well as a place that is academically rigorous. I am a strict but fun teacher. I feel it is important that I set up a very structured environment. These children deserve the best!

My Project

In my classroom, we have some chairs that have chair socks. I have had them for ten years. They work great when all students have them. Chairs can be very noisy and distracting to students as well as myself. These chair socks are lifesavers! But, I need them to be on all my students’ chairs. The ones I have are getting old and fall off. Noise is distracting to all, especially students with special needs. This year I have four students with autism in my classroom and I’m sure you can imagine their sensory concerns. This would help so much!

Mrs. Gendelman
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Pencil Grip Chair Sox, Blue, Pack of 144 (TPG233) • Staples Advantage $179.99 1 $179.99

Materials cost

$179.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$16.47

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.70

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$229.16

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$40.44

Total project goal

$269.60

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$269.60

2 Donors

-$267.84

Donations toward project cost

-$229.16

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$38.68

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.76

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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