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Ms. Murphy from Westwood NJ is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Stellar Kids Need a Stellar Classroom!

Help me give my students access to basic materials and fun, exciting classroom furniture that sparks creativity!

  • $208 goal

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My Students

My 6th grade students from Westwood, NJ are currently enrolled in my Language Arts resource room. Each of these students has an IEP specific to their learning disability. They are all eager to learn and explore their love for reading! Each day, we share stories about what we've read, books we recommend, and books we want to read in the future! However, we share a room (and budget) with six other teachers so it is difficult to create an appealing, effective classroom environment. Regardless, we make the best of the situation and carry on!

My Project

With more options for flexible seating and classroom organization, students will have more opportunities to be accountable and make choices that work best for them. During independent work times, students are able to move about the classroom and choose a space that feels comfortable for them. I have noticed a huge difference in attention and behavior when flexible seating is made available to students.

As a special education teacher, I know how important it is for students to have a voice and take ownership of their learning.

With flexible seating options, I have noticed a huge decrease in negative, attention-seeking behaviors and work avoidance. When students feel safe, organized, and appreciated, they simply thrive!

The products that I have chosen will give my students additional seating options and opportunities to keep their work organized. In particular, the balance ball chair is a fantastic resource for students, especially those with ADD and ADHD. Tools like this in the classroom can also be used to promote health and wellness! The resistance bands can also provide an outlet for my students to expend their energy in a safe, effective way! The organizational supplies, including the notebooks and hanging file chart, provide organizational assistance for everyone in the classroom including myself.

With your support, I am looking forward to promoting a classroom full of choice and creativity!

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mead 9918 Composition Books / Notebooks, Wide Ruled Paper, 100 sheets, 9-3/4" x 7-1/2", Assorted Colors, 12 Pack (73389) • Amazon Business $19.50 2 $39.00
TOPS Standard Easel Pads, 27 x 34 Inches, 1-Inch Horizontal Rule, White, 50 Sheets Per Pad, Carton of 2 Pads (79041) • Amazon Business $37.93 1 $37.93
Charles Leonard Dry Erase Lapboard Class Pack, Includes 12 Each of Whiteboards, 2 Inch Felt Erasers and Black Dry Erase Markers (35036) • Amazon Business $20.90 1 $20.90
WALIKI TOYS Adult Size Chair Ball with Feet, Alternative Classroom Seating (Inflatable Balance Ball Chair With Stability Legs for School and office, Pump Included, 30"/75CM, Green) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
WiBiz - 30 Pockets Hanging Storage Chart | File Cascading Organizer | Perfect for School, Classroom, Home & Office | Ideally Used to Organize Assignments, Files & Papers | Available in Black Color • Amazon Business $16.77 1 $16.77
Stretchy Resistance Fidget Bands Toy for Kids 3 Pack | Bounce, Kick & Stretch Your Feet | for ADHD, ADD, SPD, Autism & Poor Concentration | Improve Classroom Focus, Ameliorate Sensory Input • Amazon Business $11.90 1 $11.90

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