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Ms. Hooker from Half Moon Bay CA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Creative Seating for Our Full Classroom

My students need floor cushions and The Surf - Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table to create space in a classroom of 35, and to spark creative thoughts.

  • $482 goal

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My Students

I have a group of energetic nine and ten year olds, who love to read and write. Like many of us, they tend to read laying down or curled up. When it comes to writing, some stand, some sit, some lie down, and some do a little of it all!

My students work in small groups, individually, and whole class.

Creating the right space for this is always creatively challenging. They have been wonderful at helping to brainstorm great solutions.

My Project

We are a population of thirty-five students. We have a lot of energy (as we should) and enjoy reading and writing outside of a standard desk. Also, the desks take up so much space!

We would love to have a classroom that is spacious and open, with various seating options.

If some of the desks are eliminated, we could create space for the entire class to gather in a circle. We could also create spaces to meet with our book clubs or to work with our writing partners. Sometimes, it is fun to create a reading nook either alone or with a friend.

The donations we are asking for will open the classroom up by providing more space. The "Surf Lap Desk" can be used either sitting on the floor or sitting on a chair without a table. Most of us prefer to sit at low table tops, so we would love to have some cushions to sit upon (such as the "SoftZone floor cushions"). Clip boards are wonderful, but not always big enough. Portable laptop lap desks are perfect to hold our computers, our notebooks, or our reading materials.

Ms. Hooker
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 35 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ECR4Kids The Surf - Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Light Grey (10-Pack) • Amazon Business $199.99 1 $199.99
Honey-Can-Do TBL-03540 Portable Laptop Lap Desk with Handle, Mint, 23 L x 16 W x 2.5 H • Amazon Business $16.39 5 $81.95
ECR4Kids SoftZone Floor Cushions with Handles, 2" Deluxe Foam, Round, Assorted, (6-Pack) • Amazon Business $60.99 1 $60.99

Materials cost

$342.93

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$31.38

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.14

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$409.45

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$72.26

Total project goal

$481.71

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$481.71

5 Donors

-$397.88

Donations toward project cost

-$345.70

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$52.18

match offer

-$75.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$63.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.25

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.83

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$0.00

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