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Ms. Buford from Makawao HI is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Self Contained Special Education Pre-K

Help me give my students intentional and structured seating and problem solving manipulatives.

  • $458 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach a self-contained special education classroom. My philosophy is to intentionally plan for the success of all students.

My students have significant delays that require the love and attention in a specialized setting to help foster their strengths and continued growth academically, physically, and socially.

My students have varying developmental disabilities including physical, cognitive language, and social needs. My students are primarily Native Hawaiian and live in a small community in Maui. Many of my students' goals revolve around language and interacting with peers. I need more resources to help foster these goals in my classroom.

Due to the increasing needs of the students and the recent cut in funding to education, the resources and materials needed for my intentional planning are limited.

My Project

The rug and chairs will be used as accommodations for my students who need a more structured seating accommodation. The rug will provide a defined space for our large group and circle times. The needs of my students require a defined learning environment that will allow them to know exactly where their spot is on the floor for learning as well as provide a visual barrier for the learning space in the classroom. Classroom rugs are an essential item that provides many benefits in the classroom.

The water blocks will be used as a problem solving and social skills center by building structures with their peers and learning how to take turns with each other which many of my students are working on.

The letter bubbles will be used as a fun way for students to learn and be exposed to pre-literacy skills.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC547 - Calming Colors® 3-In-1 Chair Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $229.00 1 $229.00
AA510 - Alphabet Nature Carpet • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
EE332 - Float & Find Alphabet Bubbles • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
EE290 - Design & Build Water Blocks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99

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