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Mrs. Hopper from Elmsford NY is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Collaborate and Create in Comfort!

My students need 2 dry erase round tables and a small classroom carpet to work together in a flexible classroom environment.

  • $636 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

For many of my students, our classroom provides the most reliable, and constant environment of their day. Routines and expectations are clear and predictable. Classmates are accepting and helpful. This is where they can feel brave enough to take risks with their learning.

I teach in a small school with a diverse population in which many students receive free or reduced lunch, and many also participate in a backpack food program.

We are surrounded by larger, more affluent school districts, so it is crucial that my students become strong problem-solvers and creative thinkers to stand out from the rest!

My Project

When you walk into my classroom, you can feel the energy of the students' engagement in their learning. Students are working in pairs or small groups, at desks, tables, or on the floor. Desk and table surfaces are almost always covered with Dry Erase marker notes, diagrams, and examples. My students are always permitted to self-select where in the room they work, and with whom they work.

Your contribution to this project will give my 4th graders access to comfortable collaboration spaces, rather than sitting only at a desk or on the floor, and will enable them to easily share their ideas and explain their solutions with their classmates on markerboard table tops.

My students need a rug for the back of the classroom and 2 dry erase tables to help them develop the skills necessary to be responsible, deliberate, and collaborative learners. Most of my lesson units are designed for students to have choices: which format to use for notes, which activities to do to practice new skills, how to demonstrate what they've learned. Within this environment of "Choice," my students move around the classroom freely, deciding where they want to work. Currently, students often find themselves sitting on the floor of the classroom or crowding around desk clusters trying to work together.

I'd like to be able to provide my class with better options for work areas.

Your donation will provide my students with a rug area and two collaborative table areas within the classroom to work with other students to learn, share ideas, and grow.

Mrs. Hopper
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TABLE - CS ACTIVITY ROUND 48 - MARKERBOARD TOP - SPECIFY T-MOLD EDGE/UPPER LEG COLOR - SPECIFY TABLE HEIGHT • School Specialty $186.87 2 $373.74
CARPET AMERICOLORS 6X6 SQUARE - SELECT COLOR • School Specialty $83.97 1 $83.97
PRETTY PURPLE (AS401) - FLAGSHIP CARPETS • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00
OPTION CLASS - CS ACTIVITY TABLE ADJUSTABLE HEIGHT OPTION • School Specialty $0.00 2 $0.00
OPTION CLASS - FLAGSHIP CARPETS AMERICOLORS • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00
22-30 ADJ LEG • School Specialty $0.00 2 $0.00
OPTION CLASS - CS STANDARD/APOLLO ACTIVITY TABLE MATCHING UPPER LEG/T-MOLD EDGE COLOR OPTION • School Specialty $0.00 2 $0.00
BLACK (PP1) - CLASSROOM SELECT • School Specialty $0.00 2 $0.00

Materials cost

$457.71

Vendor shipping charges

$45.77

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.87

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$540.35

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$95.36

Total project goal

$635.71

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$635.71

2 Donors

-$635.71

Donations toward project cost

-$540.35

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$95.36

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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