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Mrs. Kemper from Las Vegas NV is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Success Despite the Stress

My students need a classroom space that fits their needs physically, academically, and emotionally.

  • $550 goal

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My Students

99% of my students are children of military service members. They often have to deal with the hardship of parents deploying overseas for months at a time. The majority of my students come form low-income households and receive free or reduced-price lunch. Almost half of my students have IEPs or 504 plans. Recently, I have added two students from a special education/self-contained classroom to my roster on a push-in basis.

Despite obstacles, stress, and disabilities, my students come to school each day ready to seize the opportunity of education.

Everyday, they greet me with hugs and a symphony of "Good morning!" They love challenging themselves with novels, writing creatively, and discussing elements of language arts. They are all little pieces of my heart, and I am determined to be the teacher they deserve.

My Project

For my students with deployed parents, having a comfort area would be highly beneficial; whether it's the "Unique Loom Shag Rug" to lay on after a sleepless night, or soft "Big Joe" chairs to sit in as they sort out their emotions. I want my students to know that what they feel is valid and that it is okay to take a few minutes to regroup. Students with ADHD often get stomachaches due to medication, and they would also benefit from a comfort area. My students with ADHD need help concentrating on the lessons; however, they often don't want to be singled out by being forced sit at the front of the class, which is typically the first solution. With the "Fidgeteeze" chair bands, my students with ADHD can bounce their feet on the bands discretely, no matter their desk location. This would let them use that movement to channel any nervous energy, helping them concentrate on the lesson. The dry erase boards would be helpful in alleviating the some of the anxiety that my students with dyslexia have: I've noticed that these students tend to become frustrated when writing. They have to erase frequently, making them feel like their work is messy. Dry erase boards would be the the perfect tools to use for handwriting practice.

My students come to school with added stress and anxiety, whether it be from worrying if their parent will return safely from a deployment, or from worrying about not succeeding academically due to dyslexia or ADHD.

They need tools to help them deal with added stress, and with your help, we can give them these tools. Together, we can make a difference in their lives. Thank you in advance for your empathy and generosity.

Mrs. Kemper
Grades 3-5
  • Coral Academy of Science- Nellis AFB Campus
  • Las Vegas, NV

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Unique Loom Solid Shag Collection Jet Black 8 x 10 Area Rug (8' x 10') • Amazon Business $135.00 1 $135.00
Big Joe Roma Chair, Limo Black • Amazon Business $49.00 2 $98.00
DOUBLE SIDED Dry Erase Lapboards Pack Bulk Includes 30 Pcs 9 x 12” Inch Mini Small Whiteboards With Erasers and Markers For School Students Write Large Classroom Drawing Interactive Office Supplies • Amazon Business $57.97 1 $57.97
LapGear Essential Lap Desk - Aqua Sky (Fits upto 13.3" Laptop) • Amazon Business $9.99 5 $49.95
16 LAMINATED Motivational Classroom Wall Posters - Inspirational Quotes for Students - Teacher Classroom Decorations (13 x 19) • Amazon Business $34.95 1 $34.95
Fidgeteez Set of 12 Chair Bands. Helps Improve Focus in the Classroom. Bounce or Stretch the Bands. Works for ADD, ADHD, Autism, and Sensory Needs. Silent and Non-Disruptive. • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99

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