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Mrs. Pettigrew from Johns Island SC is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Creating Innovative Workspaces=Endless Possibilities!

My students need interactive workspaces, such as a horseshoe table and whiteboard table, where they can collaborate more effectively and have choice as to where they work.

  • $721 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Working with 10 year olds might be the most rewarding experience I've ever had. 10 year olds embody curiosity and fun. The fifth graders that I work with have a natural desire to learn about the world around them. Because we are one of only a few fifth grade classes in a middle school setting in our district, I get the benefit of watching my students grow into passionate young adults who have a desire to keep learning and growing.

My students thrive on deeper learning.

Teaching them how to ask questions that quench their thirst for more has been such a rewarding feat. Because I teach both math and science, I am able to deliver a great deal of relevance to our daily instruction that allows them to consider future career paths as well as innovations that interest them.

My Project

Sitting in desks all day not only dulls the bottom; it dulls the mind. I want my students to have spaces to work away from their traditional workspaces. Creativity, collaboration, critical thinking and communication are the foundations of a successful workplace. I want my classroom to run in a way that teaches students how to interact appropriately so they are successful in their future work lives.

By adding a few new seating options, I hope to emulate more authentic workspaces.

The Horseshoe table will allow me to pull small groups and have a dedicated spot for targeted interactions with students. The whiteboard table will provide students with a space to collaborate, in a fun way, on their math and science tasks. The stools will allow students to move around the room and arrange themselves in various ways as they work independently on certain tasks.

Giving students ownership over how and where they work will empower them to make other choices throughout their academic career. Movement is always good for learning!

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

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8 donors8 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 50 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Norwood Commercial Furniture Adjustable-Height Horseshoe Activity 60" W x 24" D, Gray/Black, NOR-RCEHS72C-GBK • Amazon Business $285.50 1 $285.50
ECR4Kids Mesa Dry-Erase 24" x 48" Rectangular School Activity Table, Standard Legs w/ Ball Glides, Adjustable Height 19-30 inch (Black) • Amazon Business $192.89 1 $192.89
Pearington BW-6473 Kids Classroom & Home Padded Stool, Red/Blue/green/Yellow/Orange (Pack of 5) • Amazon Business $57.99 1 $57.99

Materials cost

$536.38

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$37.81

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.05

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$612.24

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$108.04

Total project goal

$720.28

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$720.28

7 Donors

-$464.63

Donations toward project cost

-$394.94

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$69.69

match offer

-$255.65

Match offer toward project cost

-$217.30

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$38.35

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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