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Ms. Deana from Saint Paul MN is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Special Education Preschoolers Deserve a Calm and Peaceful Classroom

Help me give my students a classroom that is calm and peaceful classroom with a LOCHAS Ultra Soft Indoor Modern Area Rug, Brightech Medusa LED Floor Lamp and BHG You-Have-Space 2 Pack Hanging Picture Display.

  • $522 goal

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My Students

My Early Childhood Special Education students are curious, creative, and energetic four and five-year-olds with significant developmental delays. Our school is located on the east side of St. Paul, MN, where one hundred percent of our students receive free breakfast and lunch. Ninety-five percent of our students are children of color. Most of our students have difficulty getting their basic needs met, much less have money for the extras. There are 8 students in my class and all of them have special needs like developmental delays and autism.

My Project

My four-year-olds with significant special needs are going to be attending school for the first time once the world becomes a safer place. I would like to create a classroom environment that is calm, welcoming, beautiful, hopeful, and overall a wonderful environment for learning. My plan is to place covers over the harsh fluorescent lights, add in lamp and fairy lighting, display their artwork on the walls with beautiful wire displays, a warm fluffy rug and some comfy pillows for resting.

Childhood stress and anxiety are becoming more and more prevalent in educational settings.

Many youth today experience anxiety, stress, depression and other mental health disorders that negatively impact their social, emotional and academic achievements. With youth

mental health issues on the rise, educators must work toward building positive, nurturing learning environments to counter these negative impacts on student development.

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

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Brightech Medusa LED Floor Lamp - Multi Head Adjustable Tall Pole Standing Reading Lamp for Living Room, Bedroom, Kids Room - Includes 5 LED Bulbs and 5 White & Colored Interchangeable Shades – Black • Amazon Business $59.99 1 $59.99
BHG You-Have-Space 2 Pack Hanging Picture Display Photo Holders with Metal Cable Strings and 40 Magnetic Clips Metal White • Amazon Business $25.99 2 $51.98
Constructive Playthings Rainbow Retreat Canopy for Kids, Hanging Multi-Colored Mesh Net for Playroom, Classroom, or Bedroom • Amazon Business $44.96 1 $44.96
LE Fairy Curtain Lights Battery or USB Plug in, 9.8 x 9.8 ft Curtain of String Lights with Remote, 300 LED Indoor Outdoor Decorative Christmas Twinkle Lights for Bedroom, Patio, Party Wedding Backdrop • Amazon Business $21.98 2 $43.96
StarryBedding Down and Feather Square 18x18 Inch Throw Pillow Insert, Set of 2, 100% Cotton • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
Rainbow Neon Light, Cute Colorful Neon Rainbow Sign, Battery or USB Powered Night Light as Wall Decor for Kids Room, Bedroom, Christmas, Festival, Party (L) • Amazon Business $30.99 1 $30.99
8 Pieces Bulletin Board Bar Strip Felt Bulletin Strip Pin Board Strips with 40 Pieces Push Pins for Home Office School Memo Message Note • Amazon Business $14.99 2 $29.98
LOCHAS Ultra Soft Indoor Modern Area Rugs Fluffy Living Room Carpets for Children Bedroom Home Decor Nursery Rug 4x5.3 Feet, Blue • Amazon Business $28.99 1 $28.99
Simpkeely Macrame Wall Hanging, Rainbow Colorful Handmade Woven Cotton Wall Art Boho Bohemian Home Décor for Bedroom, Dorm Room, Living Room, Apartment, 16” W x 30” L • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
LURICO 16 Pcs Colorful Paper Lanterns (Multicolor,Size of 4”, 6”, 8”, 10”) - Chinese/Japanese Paper Hanging Decorations Ball Lanterns Lamps for Home Decor, Parties, and Weddings • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
DECOPOW Just Smile with Rainbow Throw Pillow Cover,Decorative Throw Pillow Case 18X18 Inches (Just Smile) • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
YGGQF Rainbow ABC Square Throw Pillow Cover Colorful English Alphabet Decorative Pillow Case Home Decor 18x18 Inches Pillowcase • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
YOUR SMILE Perfect Day Cotton Linen Square Decorative Throw Pillow Case Cushion Cover 18x18 Inch(45CM45CM) (YS050609) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
WONDERTIFY Pillow Cover Rainbow and White Stripes - Soft Linen Pillow Case for Decorative Bedroom/Livingroom/Sofa/Farm House - Couch Pillow Cushion Covers 18x18 Inch 45x45 cm • Amazon Business $7.69 1 $7.69

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