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Ms. Ploutz from Greenwood IN is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Quiet Corner and Carry On!

Help me give my students a ball pit and 500 plastic balls, a princess castle tent, an indoor hopscotch rug, large and small star twinkle lights.

  • $218 goal

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My Students

Why sit at a desk, when you can be learning all over the room? I believe that movement, peer interaction, and hands-on activities are essential for student success and I make sure to incorporate them every day. I teach at a public, Title I school in a neighborhood school in the Midwest. My students love to learn through doing and are always eager to try something new!

My students are toad-ally frog-tastic!

My students love STEM, social studies, and reading nonfiction books. Recently we've been learning about animal habitats and adaptations.

My Project

My quiet corner needs a makeover and with your help to make it happen! I have a designated 'Quiet Corner' in my classroom where any student is allowed to go at any time and "chillax," choose a 'cool tool,' or use one of our 'cool down' strategies.

Emotions and Character Education are an important part of our everyday routine!

My students really enjoy being under tables and are always taking a blanket, a grandmother made for my class, and using it to make a tent on tables during D.E.A.R. reading time. My Quiet Corner has gotten more use this year than ever before, so here is where I need your help. I would like to do an entire Quiet Corner make-over and create two quiet corners in my classroom. One will have a small ball pit with a hopscotch rug leading up to it. I have already made navy blue curtains and will use my blue light covers for the fluorescent lights, and I will use the star twinkle lights to give it some soft lighting.

My students need teacher support and want to be near me and the few times while they are in the room that I am at my desk, my desk is the place to be. I want to transform the corner behind my desk into a mini fairy tale quiet corner with the castle tent. I'm also working on a curtain to hang over there and some pillows to put in the tent with some cool tools.

With your help, I'll be able to make over our Quiet Corner and create a second one so we'll be able to enjoy a Quiet Corner and carry on!

Ms. Ploutz
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Playz 500 Soft Plastic Mini Play Balls with 8 Vibrant Colors - Crush Proof, No Sharp Edges, Non Toxic, Phthalate & BPA Free - Use in Baby or Toddler Ball Pit, Play Tents & Tunnels for Indoor & Outdoor • Amazon Business $54.95 1 $54.95
Melissa & Doug Hop & Count Hopscotch Rug, Play Space & Room Decor, Sturdy Woven Floor Rug, Durable Materials, Skid-Proof Backing, 27” H x 5.5” W x 5.5” L • Amazon Business $23.79 1 $23.79
Wonlink Foldable Teepee Play Tent For Kids Castle Playhouse,Folds In To A Carrying Case Conveniently,House Tents for Indoor Outdoor Use • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Twinkle Star 12 Stars 138 LED Curtain String Lights, Window Curtain Lights with 8 Flashing Modes Decoration for Christmas, Wedding, Party, Home, Patio Lawn, White • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
OATSBASF Star String Lights, Battery Operated Fairy Lights 17ft 50 LED Christmas Trees,Indoor,Outdoor,Wedding,New Year,Patio,Garden Decoration(Warm White,2Pack) • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
Eggsnow Kids Ball Pit Toddler Ball Pit Large Blue Baby Play Pit with Zippered Storage Bag Ideal for Toddlers Pets Indoor Outdoor Play Balls Not Included(42 Inch) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99

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