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Mrs. Vandervalk from Verona NJ is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Standing for Success

My students need these items (tables, stools, tablets) to learn what they need to be productive outside of school.

  • $472 goal

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My Students

My students are creative, thoughtful, and full of curiosity. However, they all have individual learning needs that are sometimes hard to accommodate in a "traditional" classroom. I share my classroom with two other teachers. My two colleagues and I teach the special education English and History classes, both resource and LLD levels, in our small town high school. Even though our class sizes may be small in comparison to general education classes, trying to meet the expectations of all our students to sit all day in a traditional high school classroom can feel impossible to accomplish.

We need resources to make our "traditional" classroom into a flexible classroom to meet the needs present in our students.

I have seen the strain on students to be expected to sit all day in desks, especially our students who have attention disorders. Next year our classroom will host a small class of students whose needs are even greater than we presently have. In order to be fully prepared to take care of these new students, we need to be cognoscente of how their needs and our classroom space will interact.

My Project

These tools will help my students focus while in class. The sensory tools are proven to calm students down, as well as focus their attention to the task at hand. Students with ADHD love to have the option to stand while working rather than be confined to a traditional school desk, Which is why the adapta tables are so important to our classroom. Having ones that have a larger top size than our desks is also inportant so it can fit.

Giving students more options to help them recognize their learning style will help them later as they transition into jobs.

Some students find using a laptop/ chromebook very difficult. By giving the option to use a tablet instead gives them access to technology while still adressing their physical needs.

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This project will reach 50 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Studio Designs Adapta Table 20 x 36 - Black/Walnut • Amazon Business $68.99 3 $206.97
Roundhill Furniture Contemporary Chrome Air Lift Adjustable Swivel Stools with Black Seat, Set of 2 • Amazon Business $57.93 1 $57.93
Fire 7 Tablet with Alexa, 7" Display, 8 GB, Black - with Special Offers • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Flash Furniture Contemporary Black Vinyl Adjustable Height Barstool with Chrome Base • Amazon Business $35.36 1 $35.36
EDsportshouse Sensory Toys Bundle-Stress Relief Fidget Hand Toys For Kids And Adults,Sensory Fidget And Squeeze Widget For Relaxing Therapy-Perfect For ADHD Anxiety Autism • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99

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