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Ms. Diedrich from Los Angeles CA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Socially-Distanced STEM Learning Space

Help me give my students lap desks to support safe STEM learning when we return to our classroom!

  • $244 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are creative thinkers, problem-solvers, dreamers, and achievers. They are curious about learning, and they show incredible wonder about everyday experiences that we take for granted. They are eager to learn and to explore the world around them.

In our classroom, we work to show each child a deep respect for them as an individual.

My students have their own ideas, concerns, questions, thoughts, dreams, beliefs, and more. Children at this age are learning about who they are as people, and how they as people fit into larger systems such as family, school, community, and humanity. Each child comes from an individual family, with individual belief systems, customs, and values. My students come from a variety of diverse backgrounds, bringing their traditions, cultures, and values into our classroom, teaching all of us about themselves.

My students are teachers. I am constantly learning through them. They teach me about the names of a variety of bugs, the height of the tallest building in the world, and how the planets revolve around the sun due to gravity. They will continue to teach me even after they have left my classroom. I'm so lucky I get to be their teacher!

My Project

When we return to school, my students will be required to remain six feet apart at all times--to maintain appropriate social distance. Because of this, they will need to remain at their own work station at all times. The children will each have a space at a table, but it hurts my heart to have them sitting in a chair for 6 hours of the day.

With these lap desks, my students will have more variety in their work space--a choice of a more comfortable space to sit.

They will be able to work with STEM learning materials safely while maintaining social distance in a space that they have chosen that is easily sanitized. With these lap desks, my students will have more space to work on STEM learning, allowing us to work more safely.

I will also be using the IF/THEN collection in conjunction with these lap desks. The students will access the IF/THEN materials at these lap desks, and use them with other STEM materials we already have to discuss women in STEM. Thank you so much for supporting my classroom!

Ms. Diedrich
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC153 FlexSpace Student Lap Desk Modern Maple • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 2 $159.98

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