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Mrs. Hollands from Gwinn MI is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

A ComforTABLE Classroom, Part III

Help me give my students a HON flip-base table on casters for collaborative learning.

  • $453 goal

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My Students

Welcome to our English Language Arts classroom in Gwinn, Michigan. Our high school is tucked in the pines of the beautiful and remote Upper Peninsula. My students are quirky, fun, and high energy. I teach tenth through twelfth graders whose interests range from playing sports to participating in drama camp to showing farm animals at the county fair.

Two minds are better than one, right?

One of my goals is to transform our classroom into a more collaborative environment. Rather than keeping desks in rows, I am adding flexible seating, including tables on casters. My students are excited about this change! A student-centered classroom will give these teens more flexibility to process information together.

My Project

Learning is a social act, and my students and I want our classroom to reflect that philosophy. Because it is expensive to outfit a classroom with furniture that will stand the test of time, I am breaking this project into multiple parts for the best chance of funding. It will take extra time and work, yes, but the students are worth it!

For this project, I am requesting a HON multi-purpose table on casters.

I currently have six of these tables in the classroom, and they are a perfect choice. As we transition from traditional desks to tables, the goal is to improve students' collaboration skills by encouraging them to reach out to each other to solve problems and share knowledge. This builds deeper knowledge and understanding. This seating arrangement also benefits students with special needs so that they can get peer support without feeling singled out.

Steve Jobs is quoted as saying, "Great things in business are never done by one person. They are done by a team of people." By encouraging students to collaborate, I believe we are better equipping them for life after high school. Collaboration, which requires effort and practice, is another skill for students to develop and add to their toolbox.

Mrs. Hollands
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
HON Multi-Purpose Table, Flip Base, 60"W, Light Gray Laminate, Black (BSXBMPT6024PQ) NEXT2019 NEXTExpress • Quill.com $349.19 1 $349.19

Materials cost

$349.19

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.24

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$384.43

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$67.84

Total project goal

$452.27

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$452.27

6 Donors

-$291.53

Donations toward project cost

-$266.92

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.61

match offer

-$138.25

Match offer toward project cost

-$117.51

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.74

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$22.49

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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