You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Menu
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 
See this teacher's page

Mrs. Schamerhorn from Houston TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Converting the Classroom

My students need to "kick away" the desks and get some comfy seating.

  • $502 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are hardworking, curious, and wiggly! My students are in a Title I, elementary campus, and most of them are low income. The students at my school may not have access to books and tools to help them discover new ideas.

I want to supply my students with their favorite books that allow them to have as close to normalcy as they had before the storm.

We are a STEM centered classroom and use a lot of real life experiences to fuel our learning.

My Project

We are INSPIRED by our wonderful school library. We are kicking away the desks (and many of the tables) and trading them for ottoman and floor seating.

My students work in stations and small groups 100% of the time.

You can often find students laying around the classroom at all times during the day. I believe in order to learn we must be comfortable. Especially when reading and writing I want my students to work where they are going to work best (even if that means laying under the table instead of sitting at the table).

I am asking for 2 ottoman sets to place in the library as a comfy place to read. I am also asking for a bookshelf and cube drawers to keep our notebooks since we are no longer using desks. The last thing I am asking for is floor cushions for the students to sit on at a floor table to read and write in their own comfort.

Mrs. Schamerhorn
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 60 students.

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mrs. Schamerhorn is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Simpli Home Dover 3-Piece PU Leather Rectangular Storage Ottomans, Tanners Brown • Amazon Business $126.86 2 $253.72
ClosetMaid 4109 Decorative 6-Cube Storage Organizer, Black Walnut • Amazon Business $74.13 1 $74.13
HYSEAS 3D Digital Print Comfort Foam Throw Pillow for Home Decoration, Stump • Amazon Business $11.99 4 $47.96
Household Essentials 80-1 Foldable Fabric Storage Bins | Set of 6 Cubby Cubes with Handles | Black • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95

Materials cost

$390.76

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.86

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$426.62

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$75.29

Total project goal

$501.91

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$501.91

1 Donor

-$250.96

Donations toward project cost

-$213.32

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$37.64

match offer

-$250.94

Match offer toward project cost

-$213.30

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$37.64

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Houston","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[3829588],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"TX","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3167929,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/converting-the-classroom/3167929/","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":60,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Schamerhorn","authorIds":{"3829588":{"owner":"Mrs. Schamerhorn","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3167929],"proposalHash":"-1872401934","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp3829588_272x272.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1472693253471","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":19,"teacherChallengeId":20832103,"photosPublished":false,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":[],"teacherId":3829588,"schoolCounty":"Harris","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"TX","name":"Texas"}}