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Mrs. Cappelli from Fresno CA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Creating a Cool, Calm Workspace!

Help me give my students dry erase tables for small group math work, and a rug, contact paper, and other supplies for creating a cozy work environment!

  • $1,367 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach children with mild to moderate learning disabilities, ADHD, language disorders, and other disabilities, in a culturally-rich high-poverty school where all of our students receive free breakfast, healthy snacks, and lunch. Through no actions of their own, these kids have been dealt a hand that will make their school careers more challenging than for some children in more ways than one.

The challenges that some of our students may face are a lack of resources, such as transportation or other economic hardships that may result in their family becoming homeless.

Our school is filled with hardworking, dedicated teachers and staff who meet the challenges of working with an at-risk population on a daily basis. We work very hard at creating a sense of community for our children, their parents, and of course the staff of our school. Thank you for your support in this endeavor!

My Project

Our small group interventions take place in a rather large room, but it is a modular building that is really just a shell. Over time, I have been able to acquire several bookcases and cabinets to hold materials for working with our students - I am so thankful for our staff who care so much for oiur students, and the donors who have helped as well. What I am wanting to do now is to create a calmer workspace by bringing some of these cabinets together in harmonious synchrony - of color! I am requesting tables with a markerboard surface with the edge and leg color that will match the color of the contact paper - black. I like to use black as a background color, and these will match the black chairs we have had donated.

The dry erase tables will be a great addition to my classroom.

These tables will be multi-purpose tables. Students will use the tables as a workspace during math and other interventions requiring student work that doesn't have to be saved. They can show their work and collaborate with each other when working in peers. For the flower table, I want to give my students the ability to have their own space delineated by a muted color carpet as well.

Having the ability to give my students a little more cohesive classroom with muted colors with small pops of color, that I will provide using the vinyl, will help them to feel as though they are valued and they matter. I look at this classroom every day and think of how I can make my students who struggle with their work be able to feel just a little more like coming in day to day. Thank you for your support!

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

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TABLE - CLASSROOM SELECT APOLLO ACTIVITY FLOWER 60 - MARKERBOARD TOP - BLACK LOCK EDGE/UPPER LEG - SPECIFY TABLE HEIGHT • School Specialty $349.97 1 $349.97
TABLE - CLASSROOM SELECT APOLLO ACTIVITY KIDNEY 48X72 - MARKERBOARD TOP - BLACK LOCK EDGE/UPPER LEG - SPECIFY TABLE HEIGHT • School Specialty $312.17 1 $312.17
Safavieh Milan Shag Collection SG180-7373 Purple Round Area Rug (7' Diameter) • Amazon Business $142.99 1 $142.99
Oxdigi Black Wood Grain Contact Paper 24 x 196 inches Decorative for Shelf Liners Cabinets Shelves Doors Self Adhesive Film Peel & Stick Waterproof Removable Wallpaper • Amazon Business $21.99 2 $43.98
Oxdigi Black Contact Paper Decorative for Countertops Cabinets Shelves Glossy Self Adhesive Vinyl Film Peel and Stick Removable Waterproof Wallpaper 24 x 196 inches (Pearlescent Glitter) • Amazon Business $21.99 2 $43.98
Oracal Assorted 631 and 651 Vinyl - 48 Pack of Top Colors - 12" x 12" Sheets • Amazon Business $26.00 1 $26.00
Gomake 6 Inch All-in-1 Squeegee with Ruler and Micro-Fiber Felt Edge Vinyl Applicator Sign-Making Graphic Wall Wrap Advertising Film Installation and Measuring Tool, Pack of 3 • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Cricut 2005033 Truecontrol Kit Mint • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
VViViD Stainless Steel Point Retractable Craft Weeding and Air Release Pen Tool • Amazon Business $11.88 1 $11.88
OPTION CLASS - CS ACTIVITY TABLE ADJUSTABLE HEIGHT OPTION • 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
22-30 ADJ LEG • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00

Materials cost

$962.95

Vendor shipping charges

$66.21

State sales tax

$88.11

3rd party payment processing fee

$14.44

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,161.71

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$205.01

Total project goal

$1,366.72

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,366.72

2 Donors

-$1,366.72

Donations toward project cost

-$1,161.71

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$205.01

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$0.00

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