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Mrs. Simms from Providence RI is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Creating a Community One Table at a Time Part 2

My students need a new table and a new carpet to work with their groups.

  • $582 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My fifth grade students come from low socio-economic backgrounds with one hundred percent of the students receiving free breakfast and lunch. We are a dual language school made up primarily of Hispanic students.

My students are eager to learn and work together.

The mission of our school is to provide instruction in both English and Spanish. We purposefully focus on both languages so our students leave us able to read, write, and speak both the English and Spanish languages proficiently.

My Project

Students in my classroom need tables and a carpet to work with their cooperative groups. Using the blended learning model in ELA, Math and Science, students work together and collaborate on their assignments, which is one of the 21st Century Skills I am teaching. Currently we have desks that we attempt to put together. What becomes a problem is the fact that the desks don't stay together, materials fall through where the desks are joined, and the stamina my students are trying to build gets disrupted. Students also work on their Chromebooks at their seats. The tables will provide the space that they need to have all the materials in front of them as well as a place for them to share their thoughts and ideas.

My students love to read together.

We have a rug that is falling apart. The students enjoy reading on the rug but I am afraid I am going to have to throw away the one we have. They would really appreciate having a new rug to read on.

Mrs. Simms
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TABLE - CS ACTIVITY RECTANGLE 30X60 - BLACK LOCK EDGE/UPPER LEG - SPECIFY TOP COLOR - SPECIFY TABLE HEIGHT • School Specialty $170.07 1 $170.07
CARPET 6'X9' RECTANGLE MT ST HELENS SPECIFY COLOR • School Specialty $123.17 1 $123.17
CARPET 6'X9' RECTANGLE MT ST HELENS SPECIFY COLOR • School Specialty $123.17 1 $123.17
OPTION CLASS - CARPET FOR KIDS MT ST HELENS SOLID COLORS • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00
BLUEBERRY (405)- CARPET FOR KIDS • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00
OPTION CLASS - CS ACTIVITY TABLE LAMINATE TOP COLOR OPTION • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00
BANNISTER OAK (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
OPTION CLASS - CARPET FOR KIDS MT ST HELENS SOLID COLORS • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00
BLUEBERRY (405)- CARPET FOR KIDS • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00

Materials cost

$416.41

Vendor shipping charges

$41.64

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.25

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$494.30

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$87.23

Total project goal

$581.53

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$581.53

7 Donors

-$481.53

Donations toward project cost

-$409.30

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$72.23

match offer

-$100.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$85.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.00

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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