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Mrs. Minami from Torrance CA is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sit Criss-cross Applesauce

My students need seat cushions to help them have a comfortable personal space for story time, calendar time and more!

  • $784 goal

This project expired on January 8, 2016.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

A typical day in our classroom is very busy. At the beginning of the year there is a lot of focus on how to get in a line, how to walk in a line, how to sit on the carpet "Criss-cross applesauce", how to raise your hand, and how to cover a cough, just to name a few.

My preschoolers are all 4 years old and will turn 5 sometime between December and June.

Some speak English, some are learning English. They are active, ready to learn, and very busy. Our school is fairly small and nestled in the neighborhood although the freeway is a stone's throw away.

My Project

The preschool children will be able to access the seat cushions for carpet time, to help them with personal space. They will also be able to use them during activity time if they would rather sit on a cushion than the floor or the carpet. They can even be used during the yearly earthquake drill!

It's hard to learn when another child is practically on top of you or playing with your hair.

Being able to move the cushion to a place where the child is no longer invading someones personal space will make it more concrete until the child can sense that spacing for themselves.

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

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8 donors8 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 22 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kalokids Kalocolor Square Cushions Tuf 2 Cart • Nasco $526.96 1 $526.96

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