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Mrs. Zehnacker from Marlboro NY is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Collaborative Culture 2

Help me give my students the flexibility to enjoy both individual work and collaborative projects.

  • $986 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My middle school students are beaming with life and personality. I strongly encourage collaboration and problem solving in my classroom. These 7th graders meet every challenge I throw at them with grit and charisma! The preteen years are difficult, precious, and developmentally foundational. The 7th graders deserve the best I can give them to help them grow into phenomenal, caring, and empathetic young adults. Through working together and problem solving, these kiddos will become unstoppable and be ready to take on challenges in literature and in life.

My Project

From Shark Tank presentations to debates and escape rooms, my students collaborate and discuss on the daily. Clunky desks often get in the way and do not allow all members of the group to fully participate, leaving them to feel left out and not a part of the team! Right now, we only have 6 desks like this in my classroom; every one of my students deserves a desk like this.

These triangular shaped desks will allow students to jump into the discussions without being too far away to be heard.

Please help us encourage and foster a classroom full of collaboration and peer-to-peer education. We can’t wait to get started on our English projects, discussions, and book groups.

Mrs. Zehnacker
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
296511763~~DESK - CLASSROOM SELECT CONTEMPORARY COLLABORATION - 30X21X16 OCTAGON LAMINATE TOP - CHROME FRAME - 30 FIXED HEIGHT - SPECIFY TOP COLOR • School Specialty $120.71 6 $724.26

Materials cost

$724.26

Vendor shipping charges

$72.43

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.86

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$837.55

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$147.80

Total project goal

$985.35

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$985.35

3 Donors

-$447.28

Donations toward project cost

-$441.28

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$6.00

match offer

-$466.20

Match offer toward project cost

-$396.27

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$69.93

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$71.87

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$0.00

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