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Mr. Praska from Minneapolis MN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Cultivating a Collaborative Classroom Community!

My students need materials to build a collaborative learning community through game-ifying curriculum, adding flexible seating choices, building our shared library, and fostering global awareness!

  • $661 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students have come together to form a close community. We place a strong emphasis on being UPSTANDERS and ensuring that our classroom is a positive, safe and responsive place to be where all learners can thrive.

While all the students share a common community within the classroom, they all bring their own unique and individual life experiences to the group.

Several members of our class are new to the country and several others have lived locally all their lives.

My Project

The materials I am requesting for my students will directly impact our culture of learning. Many of the items will allow us to embrace multiple styles of learning through games, hands-on activities, and classroom collaboration.

What I really hope to build is a stronger element of student choice that leads to a feeling of ownership and belonging in our community.

The flex-seating and learning games will factor into our student-driven workshop periods as well as some extended enrichment blocks, adding choice in workspace and ways to practice the material.

When materials such as these have been added to classroom settings, students are often more engaged, focused, and less disruptive to their peers. By donating to this project, you will help us build a strong, collaborative culture where students are given the opportunity to make choices for themselves, take ownership of their learning experience, and feel a sense of pride in their classroom community!

Mr. Praska
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC440X - Can Do! Reading Games - Gr. 3-4 - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $149.00 1 $149.00
RE100X - Instruments from Around the World Collection • Lakeshore Learning Materials $129.00 1 $129.00
LC405BU - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
LC405GR - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
LC405RG - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Orange • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
HH574 - American Revolution Literature Library - Gr. 4-5 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $40.50 1 $40.50
EE424 - Native Americans Literature Library • Lakeshore Learning Materials $30.50 1 $30.50
DD452 - Prefix/Suffix Cosmic Conquest Vocabulary Game • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99

Materials cost

$523.96

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.86

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$561.82

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$99.14

Total project goal

$660.96

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$660.96

12 Donors

-$470.96

Donations toward project cost

-$400.32

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$70.64

match offer

-$190.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$161.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.50

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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