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Ms. Laws from Las Vegas NV is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Rocking and Reading

My students need a rocking chair and carpet to help create a more engaging reading station.

  • $844 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

I am a Special Education Teacher at a Title 1 elementary school in Nevada. I teach Kindergarten - 5th grade students who are eligible for Special Education services under the classifications of Learning Disability, Emotional Disturbance, Hearing Impairment, Autism, and/or Mental Retardation.

As a Special Education teacher, I have the opportunity to teach and accommodate to the needs of a number of different types of learners: Visual learners, auditory learners, and kinesthetic learners.

For my students, reading is as daunting as it is challenging. In fact, my students often seem to be AFRAID to read. My students need to be given the freedom to break out of their desks and read in a comfortable, welcoming environment. Rather than fearing the task of reading, my students need to be given the opportunity to learn the excitement and enjoyment that can result from the act of reading. The reading carpet is interactive in that games can be developed to incorporate the different letters and letter sounds. Additionally, just by sitting on the carpet, basic literacy skills will be reinforced. Other than being used during read alouds, the rocking chair will give students a place where they can read independently as rewards for independent reading.

Thriving in environments where a variety of learning modalities are utilized, my students need to write, draw, act lessons out, move items around, and watch concepts develop. My students must ENGAGE in the materials that they are learning about. What better way to engage a student in their material than to make them a part of it?!

Ms. Laws
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC427 - Play & Read Activity Carpet - 6' x 9' • Lakeshore Learning $279.00 1 $279.00
CHAIR ROCKING ADULT NATURAL FINISH • School Specialty Inc. $299.88 1 $299.88

Materials cost

$578.88

Vendor shipping charges

$57.89

State sales tax

$37.63

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.68

Fulfillment labor & materials

$9.00

Total project cost

$692.08

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$151.92

Total project goal

$844.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$844.00

2 Donors

-$422.00

Donations toward project cost

-$346.04

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$75.96

match offer

-$422.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$346.04

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$75.96

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$0.00

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