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Ms. Partika from San Francisco CA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Creating a Collaborative Community Center for Critical Thinkers

My students need a community rug space where they can collaborate and share ideas. Through partner talk and whole class discussion, we can build our classroom community and learn from each other.

  • $751 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our classroom population is a perfect representation of the beautiful diversity of San Francisco. Mostly comprised of immigrant families, our classroom is a combination of children from many different countries all learning with and from each other. While 40% of the students come from Asian backgrounds, the remaining 60% mostly originate from Africa, Central and South America, as well as Western and Eastern Europe.

Although rich in heritage, a majority of our families are struggling with the high costs of living in San Francisco, with 62% of them qualifying for free and reduced lunch.

My Project

My students need a space where they can gather together to share ideas and collaborate. All students have unique learning styles with individual strengths and needs. Some learn best working alone at a desk, while others thrive in group situations. Having a central place such as a whole class size rug gives us a space to come together as a class during instruction and discussion time. Students of all types, especially second language learners benefit from pair-sharing and turn-and-talk techniques that can occur in a central meeting place.

A large rug provides a meeting space where we can gather to build community through class meetings and whole class discussions.

The bean bags are a wonderful incentive for reluctant readers who need a comfortable space to fully relax and immerse in their books.

Ms. Partika
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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11 donors11 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CARPET USA LEARN + PLAY 8' X 12' RECTANGULAR RUG • School Specialty $327.57 1 $327.57
HIGHBACK BEANBAG CHAIR CHILD SIZE - SELECT COLOR • School Specialty $44.07 1 $44.07
HIGHBACK BEANBAG CHAIR CHILD SIZE - SELECT COLOR • School Specialty $44.07 1 $44.07
HIGHBACK BEANBAG CHAIR CHILD SIZE - SELECT COLOR • School Specialty $44.07 1 $44.07
HIGHBACK BEANBAG CHAIR CHILD SIZE - SELECT COLOR • School Specialty $44.07 1 $44.07
OPTION CLASS - BROWN SALES BEANBAG COLOR CHOICES • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00
BLUE (BL) - BROWN SALES • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00
OPTION CLASS - BROWN SALES BEANBAG COLOR CHOICES • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00
GREEN (GR) - BROWN SALES • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00
OPTION CLASS - BROWN SALES BEANBAG COLOR CHOICES • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00
RED (RE) - BROWN SALES • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00
OPTION CLASS - BROWN SALES BEANBAG COLOR CHOICES • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00
YELLOW (YE) - BROWN SALES • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00

Materials cost

$503.85

Vendor shipping charges

$50.38

State sales tax

$46.10

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.56

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$637.89

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$112.57

Total project goal

$750.46

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$750.46

5 Donors

-$750.46

Donations toward project cost

-$637.89

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$112.57

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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