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Mrs. Graham from Georgetown DE is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Safe Space For Students

My students need materials for a “safe space” including a rug, a beanbag chair, fidgets, and visuals. as well as bins for calming books.

  • $387 goal

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My Students

This upcoming year I’m embarking on a new adventure! I’m moving to a school that provides services to students and individuals (preschool - age 21) with severe cognitive and physical impairments. This school services individuals with severe disabilities within the district and other local districts that exhibit a need for highly specialized educational support for individual students. I couldn't be more excited to begin this new adventure.

These students work so hard, despite the many challenges they face because of disabilities, disrupted home lives, being homeless or in danger of homelessness, and living in poverty.

Our classroom will truly be like their home away from home. In our classroom, we will be a family, and everyone will work to do their best and to be their best every day.

My Project

So many students face challenges outside of school that many of us couldn’t imagine facing. Challenges like poverty, homelessness, and an unstable home life makes life stressful. My students needs a safe space in our classroom where they can go to calm down when they are feeling anxious or stressed. Materials like a rug, beanbag chair, fidgets, and feelings posters will help them calm down in this safe space and help them learn how to self-regulate their emotions. Book bins will allow students to select calming books to help them release stress and de-escalate. Mints and chocolate will provide tasty treats. Please help me provide my learners with a space to help them release stress and self-regulate their behavior.

Mrs. Graham
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Chesapeake Merchandising 79202 Microfiber Shag Area Rug, 5' x 7', Black • Amazon Business $65.55 1 $65.55
Big Joe Dorm Bean Bag Chair, Spicy Lime • Amazon Business $36.85 1 $36.85
TT926BB - Neon Help-Yourself Book Bin - Bright Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $5.59 4 $22.36
TT926BL - Neon Help-Yourself Book Bin - Bright Purple • Lakeshore Learning Materials $5.59 4 $22.36
TT926GB - Neon Help-Yourself Book Bin - Bright Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $5.59 4 $22.36
My Moods, My Choices TM Flipbook for Kids; 20 Different Moods/Emotions; Help Kids Identify Feelings and Make Positive Choices • Amazon Business $17.49 1 $17.49
DOVE-PROMISES Variety Mix-Individually Wrapped Chocolate Candies-Dark Chocolate, Milk Chocolate & Caramel, Milk Chocolate-153 Piece Bag • Amazon Business $17.20 1 $17.20
Utopia Bedding - Blackout Room Darkening and Thermal Insulating Window Curtains/Panels/Drapes - 2 Panels Set - 7 Back Loops per Panel - 2 Tie Back Included (Black, 52 x 63) • Amazon Business $16.49 1 $16.49
Plastic Visual ASD Feelings Board and Keyring (Picture Communication Symbols) • Amazon Business $11.29 1 $11.29
RetailSource DAR025ED1 Pennants with Ribbon, Solid Lime Green, 9' • Amazon Business $10.58 1 $10.58
20 Feet Purple Glitter Pennant Banner, Paper Triangle Flags Bunting for Baby Birthday Party, Wedding Decor, Baby Shower, 30pcs Flags, Pack of 1(One 20 Feet or Two 10 Feet) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Carson Dellosa You-Nique Classroom Organizers Bulletin Board Set (110320) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Carson Dellosa You-Nique Strut Your Stuff Bulletin Board Set (110318) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Super Z Outlet Liquid Motion Bubbler for Sensory Play, Fidget Toy, Children Activity, Desk Top, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Lifesavers Peppermint Hard Candies 41 Ounce Bag • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Carson Dellosa You-Nique Bunting (102041) • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
Creative Teaching Press Chart How Are You Feeling Today? Emoji Chart (5385) • Amazon Business $3.59 1 $3.59

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