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Ms. May from Cleveland OH is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

There's No Place Like Home

Help me give my students a warm and welcoming environment as they transition from virtual to in-person learning!

  • 6 donors
  • $617 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach in a low income, inner city school where students come from many different situations and home lives. These children rely on education as the main way out of their current home situation and violent and drug ridden communities.

My students struggle with having an environment that is welcoming, safe, cozy and warm.

Therefore, this year, I want to ensure that my students are coming back to school in a well-decorated, warm classroom with good lighting and alternative seating so they are able to feel comfortable and safe, while engaging in learning.

Many of our students are facing unstable and uncertain housing situations. Some of our students are in foster care, homeless shelters, or simply do not have a stable living environment which prevents them from performing their best and actively engaging in the learning process. Having a safe space, that is cozy, well-lit, welcoming and provides them with a space to deescalate and focus is imperative to their success inside and outside of the classroom.

My Project

This will allow my students to be warmly welcomed back into their learning environment where they are provided with knowledge, enrichment and the skills they will need to be kind, successful human beings! Our students face many obstacles and they deserve to be able to feel calm, safe, and welcome in the environment where they learn. This will help my students academic achievement and mental health. Having a classroom where they can clear their minds, focus on learning, retreat and meditate amongst instability and chaos will allow the students to strive to be their best!

Ms. May
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Touch USB Crystal Rose Gold Lamp Set of 2, 3-Way Touch Crystal Lamps with Dual USB Ports, Dimmable Nightstand Desk Light, Pink Bedside Table Lamp for Bedroom(Bulb Included&Set of 2) • Amazon Business $56.99 2 $113.98
ECR4Kids - ELR-15810-EP The Surf Portable Lap Desk, Flexible Seating for Homeschool and Classrooms, One-Piece Writing Table for Kids, Teens and Adults, GREENGUARD [Gold] Certified, Eggplant • Amazon Business $31.26 2 $62.52
Dark Grey Soft Area Rug for Bedroom,4x6.6,Fluffy Rugs,Shag Carpet for Living Room,Fuzzy Rug for Girls Boys Room,Furry Rugs for Kids Baby Room,Plush Rugs for Nursery Dorm Room,Non-Slip Rug,Gray Carpet • Amazon Business $21.99 2 $43.98
ECR4Kids The Surf Cushion, Added Seat Cushion for The Surf Portable Lap Desk, Padded Foam Support for Flexible Seating, Grey (Surf Desk Sold Separately) • Amazon Business $19.01 2 $38.02
Cube Storage, 5 Tier 10 Cubes Organizer Shelves, Bookcase Shelve for Living Room, Study Room, Bedroom and Office (Gray) • Amazon Business $36.99 1 $36.99
Octo Lights Fluorescent Light Covers for Classroom Office - Eliminate Harsh Glare Causing Eyestrain and Headaches. Office & Classroom Decorations - Astronomy 015 • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
Bean Bag Chair Cover Only Without Filling - Extra Large, Stuffed Animal Storage&Memory Foam - Washable Premium Soft Cotton Linen, Sturdy Zipper Beanbag Case, Sack Bean Bag for Adults,Kids,Teens • Amazon Business $33.99 1 $33.99
Bed Bug Blocker Hypoallergenic All-In-One Quiet Water-Resistant Zip-Up Box Spring Protector to Help Protect Against Bugs, Dust Mites, and Allergens, Twin XL, White • Amazon Business $27.93 1 $27.93
Posh Creations Foam Filling Bean Bag Refill, 100 L, Virgin New White • Amazon Business $25.00 1 $25.00
PETAFLOP 11x14 Picture Frame Fits Prints 11 x 14 inch Black Poster Frame, Pack of 4 • Amazon Business $19.98 1 $19.98
ShadeMAGIC Fluorescent Light Filter Covers - Mocha - Diffuser Pack; Eliminate Harsh Glare That Causes Eyestrain and Head Strain The The Classroom or at Office. (2) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
African American Art Black History Posters for Classroom - by Haus and Hues Black History Month Decorations & African American Posters for Classroom African American Wall Art UNFRAMED (11" x 14") • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
myCozyLite LED Globe String Lights, Rose Gold Globes, Battery Operated, 20 Warm Lights, LED String Lights with Timer, Decorative, for Indoor and Outdoor, 10ft • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99

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