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Mrs. Regalia from Bonners Ferry ID is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

SPED Freshmen Deserve Their Own YA Novel!

Help me give my students their own book for classroom use and to take home at the end of the semester as well as some tools to help relieve stress and anxiety.

  • $279 goal

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My Students

I am a special education teacher working in a resource classroom of a rural high school in northern Idaho. My students are ninth grade freshmen who are hard-working, kind, and worthy young adults in their first year of high school. I would like to utilize an interesting young adult novel in our classwork and allow the students to keep the novels after we're done with the unit. Hopefully, this will help instill in them a love of reading and encourage them to read various genres.

Many of my students suffer from disabilities like ADHD and anxiety.

I would also like to provide them with tools such as anti-anxiety stress balls to help them relax and focus in class.

My Project

Most students in my class do not like to read. When I asked them to name their favorite book, the majority of them had no answer. I have used this novel previously and found my students were excited to read what would happen next. Students talked about the novel amongst themselves outside of class. Many students, who had never read a book before, committed to reading the rest of the books in this series by Margaret Peterson Haddix. The students will read this YA (young adult) novel in class together. It is my hope is that it will spark in them a love of reading. Since they will be keeping the book, they will be able to highlight key phrases and make notes in the margins. They will also have at least one book in their home library.

The anti-stress balls will be available for my students when they are fidgeting, are anxious, or are just having trouble focusing.

Mrs. Regalia
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 20 students.

3 donors have given to this project.

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Among the Hidden (Shadow Children #1) • Amazon Business $6.39 20 $127.80
YoYa Toys Beadeez Squishy Stress Balls with DNA Spiky Textures (3-Pack) Colorful Sensory Toy and Stress Relief for Kids, Adults - Gel Water Beads - Promote Calm Focus for ADHD, Autism • Amazon Business $15.99 2 $31.98
KELZ KIDZ Quality & Durable Large (2.9 Inch) Mesh Squishy Balls with Exclusive Sewn Mesh! (Multi, 12 Pack) • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
Rhode Island Novelty Puffer Balls | Assorted colors | Set of 12 • Amazon Business $11.83 1 $11.83

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