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Ms. Seegmiller from Sunset UT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Uninviting Class to Inviting Class for Everyone

Help me give my students an inviting inclusive environment. I was told one time that I had the most uninviting classroom. I have been doing everything I can to change this.

  • $236 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students spend most of their time in my self-contained classroom. Each child in my classroom absolutely loves learning, although the method and environment in which they learn best vary greatly.

My students work hard and I know they will do even better if they can have an environment where they all feel safe and comfortable.

In my class, most of the students have experienced trauma. The resources requested will help students and me as we create a trauma-sensitive environment. The resources will help the students see themselves in the curriculum and feel safe in the classroom to create an inclusive environment.

My Project

I work in a self-contained special education classroom. I work hard to make the students feel loved and cared for. I try my best to have a can do positive attitude and boring walls does not help with this. I was told once that my classroom was the most uninviting class someone has seen. As I walked down the halls of the general education classroom I told myself that even if my students made mistakes and destroyed what I have that I had to try. I had to make my classroom look no different than the other classrooms in my school. I covered the seclusionary time- out room with posters and patterns. I hung artwork up and I am still working on my class library. I was told not to bring books into the class because they might get ruined, but I have brought books into the class and the students love them. It's amazing what patience and a kind heart can accomplish.

Ms. Seegmiller
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 8 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Way Basics 19.7"W Simple Computer Monitor Stand, Black (WB-STAND-BK) • Staples Advantage $13.34 2 $26.68
Eureka Confetti Splash Dots Deco Trim (EU-845254) • Staples Advantage $3.49 4 $13.96
Staples Polypropylene/PP Binder Pockets, Clear, 5/Pack (15159-CC) • Staples Advantage $4.29 3 $12.87
Lyra Aqua Brush Duo Paint Marker, Dual Tip Brush Pen, Assorted Colors, 12/Set (6521120) • Staples Advantage $10.49 1 $10.49
TRU RED Side Load Stackable Plastic Letter Tray, White, 2/Pack (TR55328) • Staples Advantage $8.49 1 $8.49
Staples Front Loading Letter Tray, Black Steel (10485) • Staples Advantage $7.99 1 $7.99
Bud, Not Buddy • AKJ Education $6.29 1 $6.29
Martin's Big Words The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Name Jar • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
Those Shoes • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
Who Was Abraham Lincoln? • AKJ Education $5.39 1 $5.39
A Long Walk to Water • AKJ Education $5.28 1 $5.28
Who Was Amelia Earhart? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Albert Einstein? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Neil Armstrong? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who was Thomas Jefferson? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Anne Frank? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Sacagawea? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was George Washington Carver? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Alexander Graham Bell? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Were the Wright Brothers? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
GOWRITE DRY ERASE CLEANING CLOTH • Teachers' School Supply $3.88 1 $3.88
Clementine, Friend of the Week • AKJ Education $2.50 1 $2.50
Staples Mouse Pad, Black, 2/Pack (2498469) • Staples Advantage $1.07 1 $1.07

Materials cost

$161.23

Vendor shipping charges

$6.43

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.42

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$200.08

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$35.31

Total project goal

$235.39

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$235.39

1 Donor

-$78.46

Donations toward project cost

-$66.69

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.77

match offer

-$156.93

Match offer toward project cost

-$133.39

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.54

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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