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Ms. Lee from Bronx NY is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Classroom to Call Home

My students need a bench cushion, small coffee table, and portable lap desks to promote a flexible seating learning environment.

  • $202 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I teach two classes (ICT and general education) of 4th grade math through our newly implemented departmentalization. My students come to my class with the hopes of escaping any worries of the outside world such as homelessness, poverty, and everyday family struggles. Many students enter my class viewing math as a dreaded subject. They express many concerns: "It's boring," "I'm not good at it," "Math is too complicated," "When will I use this?" and "Nothing ever makes sense in math." My response? "That's only because you haven't experienced math with me!"

Through hands-on exploration and real life math connections, I am proud to say that I am able to create a classroom full of math lovers.

My little learners become eager to start a new week and see what engaging activities I have planned. By launching a variety of projects, I am able to reach the majority of the students in my classroom. Nothing brings a smile to my face like hearing my students cry out, "No way, math is over already?" after dedicating 120 minutes to study.

My Project

Traditional seating has made it difficult for my students to engage in collaborative learning and gain the movement they need throughout the school day. With the help of flexible seating, my students will have more opportunities to work together on projects and assignments while gaining much needed movement throughout the school day.

A classroom with fewer desks and more seating options would encourage my students to build lasting relationships, while supporting the development of their social skills, engagement, and attentiveness.

The long cushion will be used as a support system for our mini classroom bench. This will allow students the intimate space they need to participate in cooperative learning. The small coffee table will be placed on the floor and used with a rug or yoga mats for small group interaction. The dry erase dots will be used for quickly sharing ideas and always having a writing space available. The lap desks will ensure that no matter where my students choose to sit they will always have a sturdy space to show what they know.

These items will help students feel at home and make difficult lessons feel less stressful through a more relaxing classroom environment

Ms. Lee
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 60 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Calypso Dry Erase Dot Decal • Amazon Business $9.04 4 $36.16
Greendale Home Fashions Outdoor 51-inch Bench Cushion, Stone • Amazon Business $35.49 1 $35.49
Honey-Can-Do TBL-03540 Portable Laptop Lap Desk with Handle, Mint, 23 L x 16 W x 2.5 H • Amazon Business $11.78 3 $35.34
Furinno 11158SBE/BK Coffee Table with Bins, Steam Beech/Black • Amazon Business $32.06 1 $32.06

Materials cost

$139.05

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.09

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$171.14

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$30.20

Total project goal

$201.34

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$201.34

1 Donor

-$201.34

Donations toward project cost

-$171.14

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.20

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$0.00

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