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Ms. Meinert from Saint Louis MO is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sometimes You Have to Make Space!

My students need a safe space to learn about their emotions.

  • $515 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach an early childhood special education classroom in a school district in a low-income neighborhood. Being a self-contained classroom, it is low in number but high in need for support. There can be up to four students enrolled in this classroom, each requiring adult assistance to get basic needs met.

Each child that enters my classroom are delayed in several domains.

Students that enter this classroom are often delayed in their verbal skills, self-help skills, physical skills, and cognitive skills. Children learn through basic sign language, songs, movement, visuals, and play.

My Project

In my previous funded project my classroom received several resources for students to process their emotions. Some of those resources included visuals about moods, feelings, and emotions, simple books about processing emotions, corrective books that give students replacement options for negative behaviors, and mirrors for students to see themselves processing emotions.

Our classroom received some wonderful resources, but now my students need a safe space to collect and utilize them.

This project consists of a reading nook and pillows with emotion faces on them. What is designed at a reading nook will be used for students to crash into if need be when they are upset. The nook is also small enough that the walls can be decorated around it with visual supports about emotions. The pillows will be another area for students to sit on with the added bonus of an extra visual for students to verbalize how they are feeling.

Ms. Meinert
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
FF624 - Comfy Corner Listening Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $299.00 1 $299.00
Emotion Floor Cushions (Set of 6) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $101.96 1 $101.96

Materials cost

$400.96

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.01

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$436.97

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$77.11

Total project goal

$514.08

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$514.08

1 Donor

-$248.28

Donations toward project cost

-$218.49

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.79

match offer

-$257.04

Match offer toward project cost

-$218.48

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$38.56

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.77

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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