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Mrs. Lenihan from Bridgeport CT is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A New Kind of Learning

Help me give my students important materials for a new kind of learning including books about wearing masks, individual water bottles, and laptop stands for distance learning.

  • $401 goal

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My Students

My students live in a low-income high-needs urban community, which I have loved serving for the past 15 years. We are a Title I school, where 100% of our students receive free lunch. This is a community that has endured the worst that poverty and violence have to offer but continues to overcome every challenge by rebuilding and transforming their neighborhood. This resilience and enthusiasm are reflected in our children.

My students come from diverse backgrounds, and all arrive in my classroom eager to learn, to succeed, and to feel safe and loved.

My goal as their teacher is to make sure these needs are met every day. I want to provide them with every opportunity afforded to others. I hope you will join me!

My Project

Please help my students start off a new and unique year of learning! Things will certainly look and feel different this year and I would like to help make the transition as smooth as possible for my littles.

With these supplies, I will be able to teach my in-class students as well as my at-home learners simultaneously.

To begin, the laptop stand and cart will make moving around the classroom and bringing different charts into view so much easier. All students will be able to see the same demonstrations, activities, and reference sheets at the same time. These materials will enhance their learning immensely and I will be able to reach all learners, both within the walls of my classroom and beyond.

In addition, my young students will benefit from books introducing them to masks, social distancing and germs. Books like The Masked Ninja, Lucy's Mask, and Germs Vs. Soap will help them understand the world around them, which has become very different.

Finally, I would love to be able to provide my students with personal water bottles for the classroom. This year, they will be unable to use the water fountains, and I would like to make sure that they are properly hydrated. These water bottles will be personalized to each student and remain with them throughout the day. They will be able to store their bottles right beside them in the plastic pots which will be attached to their table legs.

Thank you so much for helping my students thrive in a world that has become very unfamiliar to them. With these materials, they will be able to succeed in A New Kind of Learning.

Mrs. Lenihan
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Techni Mobili Sit-to-Stand Rolling Adjustable Height Laptop Cart with Storage, Graphite • Amazon Business $87.99 1 $87.99
Laptop Stand, YoFeW Laptop Holder : Aluminum Cooling Laptop Riser for Desk, Swivel Base, Height Adjustable, Compatible with MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, All Notebooks • Amazon Business $55.99 1 $55.99
Sterilite Divided Box Small Storage, Clear • Amazon Business $21.85 2 $43.70
IRIS USA Portable Project Case, 6 Pack, Clear • Amazon Business $37.48 1 $37.48
GROWNEER 25 Packs 4 Inch Garden Slotted Mesh Net Cups, Heavy Duty Net Pots with 25Pcs Plant Labels, Wide Lip Bucket Basket for Hydroponics • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
CSBD 20oz Sports Water Bottles, 10 Pack, Reusable No BPA Plastic, Pull Top Leakproof Drink Spout, Blank DIY Customization for Business Branding, Fundraises, or Fitness White Bottle Purple Lids • Amazon Business $20.95 1 $20.95
Lucy's Mask • Amazon Business $11.97 1 $11.97
Masked Ninja: A Children’s Book About Kindness and Preventing the Spread of Racism and Viruses (Ninja Life Hacks) • Amazon Business $11.15 1 $11.15
Germs vs. Soap • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
TR Industrial Multi-Purpose UV Resistant Black Cable Ties, 4 inches, 100 Pack • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

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