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Ms. Nieves from Paterson NJ is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Welcoming and Calming

My students need a warm, safe, and welcoming environment. in order to give my students a environment that will be essential to them, by having the proper seating for them with calming colors.

  • $1,361 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I work in a low income Turnaround school in New Jersey. My students are sweet, young eager learners that just need a little extra support. They are in a self contained classroom that vary from different needs mostly dealing with Autism. My students deal with a lot of sensory issues and learn more with hands on activities. My students look for support for their sensory inputs, with low materials it is hard to meet all of their needs. and It is harder to get them engaged within their learning. My students get free breakfast and lunch through out the day and are sent home with snack bags for the weekends. My students do not have many resources outside of school, and neither do their parents to understand many of their child's needs.

My Project

My students have many sensory needs, by having the flexible seating areas for them will help them tremendously. my students also need a safe environment by having the containers with lids will keep my students safe in not grabbing certain material that are not being used that may be placed in their mouths or lost for when needed. My students are still young and are learning the routine and steps on being in a classroom, with their disabilities it helps with materials being secured for them to know what is available at the center moment. Also, by allowing them to have the chance to sit on a rug or a bean bag instead of always on a floor or chair gives them the comfort and helps with their sensory needs.

Ms. Nieves
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
GG288 - Getting Ready to Read Activity Carpet - 9' x 12' • Lakeshore Learning Materials $479.00 1 $479.00
DD518 - Wireless Classroom Headphones Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $199.00 1 $199.00
ES256BU - Easy-Lock Storage Caddies • Lakeshore Learning Materials $7.99 10 $79.90
ES256RD - Easy-Lock Storage Caddies • Lakeshore Learning Materials $7.99 10 $79.90
DD430SB - Calming Colors® Big Beanbag Seat - Sky Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
DD420SB - Calming Colors® Little Beanbag Seat - Sky Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
DD420SG - Calming Colors® Little Beanbag Seat - Sage Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
AA758X - Connect & Store Book Bins - Set of 6 Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $23.19 2 $46.38
GG965X - Help-Yourself Book Bins - Set of 6 Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $31.99 1 $31.99
LC93 - Lid for Lakeshore Clear-View Storage Box • Lakeshore Learning Materials $2.39 10 $23.90

Materials cost

$1,110.04

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$16.65

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,156.69

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$204.12

Total project goal

$1,360.81

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,360.81

6 Donors

-$528.60

Donations toward project cost

-$449.31

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$79.29

Matching donations from our partners

-$832.21

Match offers toward project cost

-$707.38

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$124.83

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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