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Ms. Seckel from Sumter SC is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Collaborate and Communicate: Building Soft Skills

Help me give my students collaboration and communication skills by working together at a table.

  • $361 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Ask any middle school teacher why they chose to teach at the middle school level and their response will most likely be—the kids. These students are just beginning to understand and figure out their paths in the world. Their curiosity, love of learning, and youth bring so much to each and every day.

Middle school students love to communicate and complete hands-on activities.

The skills they learn today will ensure a successful future for them as they become productive citizens. They deserve to have the same opportunities as students in more affluent schools.

My Project

Middle school students are social, but they need to learn how to use their communication skills to enhance their learning. We need a collaboration table so students can work together to solve problems and to build solutions.

Twenty-first-century​ jobs will require students to master the soft skills of communication and collaboration to work closely with others.

Students need practice working together productively. More and more jobs require employees to work together in teams on projects to develop solutions. As we complete project-based learning activities, students will utilize this table to build upon these skills. The table will also allow us more room to work on these projects together.

Ms. Seckel
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TABLE - CS NEOCLASS ACTIVITY SWIRL 30X60 - BLACK LOCKEDGE/UPPER LEG - SPECIFY TOP COLOR - SPECIFY TABLE HEIGHT • School Specialty $233.07 1 $233.07
OPTION CLASS - CS ACTIVITY TABLE LAMINATE TOP COLOR OPTION • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00
GRAY NEBULA (PP) - CLASSROOM SELECT • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00
OPTION CLASS - CS ACTIVITY TABLE ADJUSTABLE HEIGHT OPTION • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00
22-30 ADJ LEG • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00

Materials cost

$233.07

Vendor shipping charges

$23.31

State sales tax

$16.43

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.50

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$306.31

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$54.05

Total project goal

$360.36

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$360.36

2 Donors

-$360.36

Donations toward project cost

-$306.31

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$54.05

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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