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Ms. Sable from New York NY is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Creating a Cool Learning Experience!

My students need a second fan in our spacious but non-air-conditioned music room in order to stay focused and comfortable.

  • $215 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our music room is a safe and fun place where my students make music together. They walk into the room, I grab my ukulele, and we sing hello to each other. Despite challenges they might have, I want my students to find comfort in music.

I teach every class in our school from pre-kindergarten to 5th grade, nearly a total of 500 students, at a Title I elementary school in Washington Heights in Manhattan, New York City.

Many of my students come from a Hispanic background. For most of them, our music class is the only opportunity for their music lessons. Therefore, I want to make our time together as meaningful as possible.

Our school maintains relatively small class sizes, and that enables teachers to give more-tailored instructions, but this is a factor which contributes to a tight budget. In addition, a lot of students come from low-income families. Nevertheless, I am determined to do my best not to let those factors stand in the way of my students getting the resources they deserve. Our school provides a safe learning environment for our students, and I will do my best to provide them with the right tools and opportunities.

My Project

We have a spacious music room with an epic view of the George Washington Bridge, which connects Manhattan in New York to Fort Lee, New Jersey. The room is located on the top 5th floor, and it is unfortunately not air-conditioned. I am a first-year music teacher at my current school, which also makes me a first-timer getting ready for the battle of heat in our music room with summer approaching. A few staff members already jokingly warned me about how hot the room can get when summer is around the corner.

In order to help my students stay focused and feel comfortable, I am requesting a second fan in our spacious but non-air-conditioned music room.

We are lucky enough to already have a very cool air purifier fan thanks to our generous supporters from DonorsChoose. That fan has been much loved by my students because it is already so hot in our 5th floor music room. However, I realized that we need one more fan to cover the entire crowd so that students further from the fan do not get too jealous of other students' seating spots!

I myself know very well how hard it is to stay focused when the weather is hot. Now that I have experienced a positive impact of a giant fan, I hope to bring another one to our classroom with your help. Please consider helping our students. Thank you for taking time out of your day to read our story.

Ms. Sable
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 491 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Vornado VFAN Sr. Vintage Air Circulator Fan, Vintage White • Amazon Business $149.99 1 $149.99

Materials cost

$149.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.25

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$182.24

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$32.16

Total project goal

$214.40

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$214.40

1 Donor

-$107.20

Donations toward project cost

-$91.12

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.08

match offer

-$107.20

Match offer toward project cost

-$91.12

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.08

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$0.00

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