Tuesday, October 14, 2008

A helping hand - thanks for helping. Steph got her carpet!

Hey my good friend Stephanie, special education teacher & mom of Gracie's BFF, is working hard for a special classroom project. I just supported a classroom project at a public school via DonorsChoose.org, and it made me think of you. It's called "A Magic Carpet Ride For Special Students" and the teacher describes it here:

If you contribute, too, we could bring this classroom project to life. So check it out and see what you think!

All DonorsChoose.org projects are submitted by public school teachers who seek resources essential to their students' success. Donors can choose from thousands of classroom projects, and then hear back from the classroom they chose to help.

Here's a personal note from Stephanie regarding her classroom project:

I teach in a special education building serving children with autism. I have
students in grades 1 - 3. We depend a lot on the use of visuals in the classroom
to help the children be successful in their day.

Whether the children
are singing songs, relaxing with toys, listening to a story, much of our school
day is spent on the tile floor, a place that unfortunately lacks the necessary
boundaries to help keep my students focused on the lesson. The students are
always moving into each others personal space.

My classroom needs a
colorful carpet to provide the needed boundaries to help each child be attentive
and feel secure. Providing each child with a special spot to sit will also help
my class transition quickly from one activity to the next, making the most of
our precious learning time.

With your help, you will make our circle
time a fun place to come to. Your help will ensure a comfortable area for my
students to learn together. You will make it possible for group activities to
become more rewarding, safe and fun!

My students need an Busy Bee ABC
carpet. The cost of this proposal is $424, which includes shipping for any
materials requested and fulfillment.

1 comment:

Emily Daoust said...

Tell her to also try adoptaclassroom.com