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Mrs. Timsit from Van Nuys CA is requesting flexible seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Special Needs Require Special Attention!

Help me give my students more science hands-on materials and more flexible seating to help further their learning goals.

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My Students

I am blessed to teach an incredible group of kids each year! These kids continually amaze me, year to year, despite the learning challenges they face daily. They are smart, caring, and hardworking! When I tell you they are incredible, that is an understatement! The majority of my sweet students struggle to learn, but refuse to give up! Our school is located in a low income area, where all of the students qualify for free meals. My students often spend anywhere from 9-12 hours a day at school, so it is important to me that my classroom looks and feels like home. My classroom is a family, and my students are bonded. They know that in our class, they will learn even though it may look less traditional than most would imagine. I consider my students family, and we work diligently together to maintain this feeling in my classroom.

My Project

First off, I’m blessed with an incredible bunch of diverse learners each year! They work hard and always try to persevere no matter how difficult the task given. In order to help them learn best, they often need some scaffolds and manipulatives to help them access the Common Core curriculum. Approximately half of my students are differently abled and benefit from flexible seating to help them best focus. Some like to stand, others prefer a wobble cushion. Some like to work on our rug while others need the bounce of a balance ball to help them maintain their focus. I’m grateful that past DonorsChoose projects have helped me gather a variety of seating and math manipulatives, but ideally , I’d really love to have enough seating and materials for every student. In addition, I feel the need to add a few more science materials such as microscope slides and view masters to allow my students to touch, see, feel, and experience the science curriculum. Can you help make my dream become a reality?

Mrs. Timsit
Grades 3-5

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LA487DC - Flex-Space 22" Balance Ball Seat Bundle - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $142.44 1 $142.44
LL603 - Insects & Spiders Science Viewer • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
ZZ239 - Take It Anywhere Microscope • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
LC3547 - Animals Prepared Slide Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99

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