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Ms. Pennino from Rye Brook NY is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Creative Spaces for Creative Thinkers (continued...)

Help me give my students the choice of flexible seating with tables for their creative thinking in their new innovative space!

  • $866 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Imagine a group of kids who have often been looked down upon by others because they have a language barrier or a learning disability. They have been through more in 12 years than most of us will experience in a lifetime. Yet, they enter my classroom every day with a smile on their face and bright, wide-open eyes. Learning has become a priority for them.

They often challenge each other's thinking and inspire me to be a better teacher every day.

I want to create a space where my students can forget about all of the unfortunate circumstances they have been through and become the best versions of themselves. This is just the start.

My Project

Our goal in my classroom is to encourage creative thinking and allow the students to create their own problem-solving skills. I was recently given the space to create an innovative space where my students can optimize their learning and reach a new level of engagement. Research has proven that students of all ages learn in various ways. They learn best when they are given the independence to choose how, when and where they will learn. I am requesting three markerboard tables! This will not only allow independence of how they will learn, but also give my students the opportunity to share ideas and write out their thinking right there on their desk! Any help you can give us is greatly appreciated!

Ms. Pennino
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TABLE - CS ACTIVITY CLOVER 48 - MARKERBOARD TOP - SPECIFY T-MOLD EDGE/UPPER LEG COLOR - SPECIFY TABLE HEIGHT • School Specialty $186.87 2 $373.74
TABLE - CS ACTIVITY FLOWER 60 - MARKERBOARD TOP - SPECIFY T-MOLD EDGE/UPPER LEG COLOR - SPECIFY TABLE HEIGHT • School Specialty $258.97 1 $258.97
OPTION CLASS - CS ACTIVITY TABLE ADJUSTABLE HEIGHT OPTION • School Specialty $0.00 2 $0.00
OPTION CLASS - CS STANDARD/APOLLO ACTIVITY TABLE MATCHING UPPER LEG/T-MOLD EDGE COLOR OPTION • School Specialty $0.00 2 $0.00
ROYAL BLUE (PP1) - CLASSROOM SELECT • School Specialty $0.00 2 $0.00
22-30 ADJ LEG • School Specialty $0.00 2 $0.00
ROYAL BLUE (PP1) - CLASSROOM SELECT • 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
OPTION CLASS - CS STANDARD/APOLLO ACTIVITY TABLE MATCHING UPPER LEG/T-MOLD EDGE COLOR OPTION • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00

Materials cost

$632.71

Vendor shipping charges

$63.27

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.49

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$735.47

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$129.79

Total project goal

$865.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$865.26

6 Donors

-$864.02

Donations toward project cost

-$735.47

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$128.55

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.24

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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