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Ms. Pena from Atlanta GA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Peaceful Garden Classroom

Help me give my students outdoor picnic tables and clipboards in order to create a peaceful outdoor learning space in our school garden.

  • $602 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is a public, all-girls, 6-12 school nestled in the heart of Atlanta and is a Title I School where 100% of the student population receives free lunch​. The young ladies are resilient, they are the roses that grew from the concrete. They are inquisitive, full of energy, and optimistic about the possibilities outside of their immediate and sometimes harsh reality.

Despite the barriers they may encounter, these girls walk into our front doors where there is a full staff waiting to nurture their potential.

Our school has been recently recognized as a nationally accredited STEM certified school based on our work about project, problem, and community based learning units! Though funds are low, our drive is high as we push our girls to becoming globally conscious, college and career ready STEMinists.

My Project

Sometimes a change of scenery can help revitalize the mind. Playing and learning outside also helps children to understand and respect nature, the environment and the interdependence of humans, animals, plants, and life cycles. Open space offers students opportunities for big movement, vigorous social play, and explorations big and small.

We currently have a peaceful school garden and I would love to extend students' learning activities to that outdoor space.

The picnic tables will provide seating space for students to enjoy learning and the outdoors. As we have some small benches already in the garden, the clipboards are an excellent opportunity for students to read and write on a sturdy surface.

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Ms. Pena
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 340 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Lifetime 22119 Folding Picnic Table, 6 Feet, Putty • Amazon Business $205.56 2 $411.12
Clipboards (Set of 30) by Office Solutions Direct! ECO Friendly Hardboard Clipboard Pack, Low Profile Clip Standard A4 Letter Size, Classroom Supplies • Amazon Business $32.95 1 $32.95

Materials cost

$444.07

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$30.64

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.66

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$511.37

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$90.24

Total project goal

$601.61

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$601.61

3 Donors

-$598.05

Donations toward project cost

-$511.37

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$86.68

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.56

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$0.00

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