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Mrs. Fields from New Cumberland WV is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Rest Your Mind and Calm Your Heart

Help me give my students a calming environment for learning and working together.

  • $219 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a teacher in a low-income/high poverty school district, my students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. Despite the many challenges they face, I am looking to keep things simple and provide my students with creative and meaningful learning experiences.

My students are creative, clever, and very spontaneous.

They like to move, they love to read and love lots of positive attention. Many of them are being raised in single parent households and receive a free lunch based on their socioeconomic status. These things may prevent them from getting ahead early in life and may not provide them with the life experiences many of us see as typical.

From the minute they walk in the door of my classroom I focus on their potential and growth while they are with me. I may not be able to control their home lives, however, I can certainly control their experience during the school day. By doing this in a creative and positive way, I am hoping to inspire all learners to continue on a path of academic excellence.

My Project

Creating a calm and peaceful learning environment for my students will have a massive impact on their learning and well-being. Please help me provide my students with fluorescent light filters, a beautiful soft carpet, and a lovely lamp that will create a calming "Zen-like" atmosphere for them to learn in and feel safe.

A positive classroom atmosphere is essential for students to learn and develop.

My main goal with the filters, colorful carpet, and lamp is to increase student achievement and have a calm and happy place in which to do it. Many small things that can make a big difference in the classroom.

Mrs. Fields
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Aurora Multi Red Yellow Orange Swirl Lines Modern Geometric Abstract Brush Stroke Area Rug 5 x 7 ( 5'3" x 7'3" ) Easy Clean Stain Resistant Shed Free Contemporary Painting Art Stripe Thick Soft Plush • Amazon Business $69.00 1 $69.00
Light Accents MEDUSA grey floor lamp with multicolor acrylic shades • Amazon Business $39.45 1 $39.45
GlareShade Fluorescent Light Filter Diffuser Covers (5 Pack; Blue Color). Eliminate Harsh Glare That Causes Eyestrain and Headaches at Work and School While Improving Focus and Classroom Management. • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Electronic Pencil Sharpener With Auto Stop Safety Feature & Large Pencil Holder For Home, Office or Classroom, Purple - By Office + Style • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99

Materials cost

$153.43

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.30

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$185.73

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$32.78

Total project goal

$218.51

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$218.51

1 Donor

-$218.51

Donations toward project cost

-$185.73

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.78

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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