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Ms. Wingertzahn from Stamford CT is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Creating a Culture of Collaboration

My students need 6 new tables and 30 new stools to help my students work comfortably and collaboratively in their classroom environment.

  • $1,459 goal

This project expired on July 28, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

In a diverse district, the conversations my students participate in about the topics of our lessons are relevant, authentic, and productive. Creating connections between the texts, their experiences, and their peers in order to make informed opinions and change the world are the most important goals in my classroom.

One of the most valuable resources students have are each other.

My students are always willing to help one another and work as a team to solve the problem at hand, be it questions about a text, debating an essential question, or defining their roles in the world. Students should feel that they can make an impact on the world around them and my classroom has often been a place for students to feel comfortable expressing their opinions and asking questions that they otherwise might not find answers to on their own. Interpersonal communication and collaboration are "real-world" skills that students need to practice, and as a teacher, I am lucky to be able to provide my students with the tools needed to successfully and appropriately discuss topics or questions and authentic opportunities to practice these skills.

My Project

Students in my high school classroom are almost always willing to talk with one another, but group work can often become daunting with the current desks supplied to my classroom. Besides the fact that every desk is right-handed (which really hinders the students who are "lefties"), they cannot be moved into shapes that are conducive to group learning. The tables and stools will help to open up an otherwise crowded classroom, allow students to move easily, and make projects and assignments easier for collaborative learning.

By contributing to this project, you will be helping my students not only become more engaged in their own learning but also become better collaborators.

Ms. Wingertzahn
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 120 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
ECR4Kids Mesa T-Mold 24" x 48" Rectangular School Activity Table, Standard Legs w/ Ball Glides, Adjustable Height 19-30 inch (Maple/Black) • Amazon Business $173.61 5 $868.05
Pearington BW-002 BW-001 16 Gauge Steel Classroom Seating and Multi Purpose Stools • Amazon Business $53.94 6 $323.64

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