Help me give my students a comfortable and functional table to use while working in a small group. Students' families, as well as, school faculty and staff will also have access to use these items for different purposes.
Students in my building are in Pre-K - fifth Grade. Our school is a Title I public school in upstate New York. Our student body is very diverse, with children coming from all different backgrounds, experiences, and even countries. Between 80 - 90% of students in my building live in poverty and struggle to get their basic needs met on a daily basis. Students often enter school with little background knowledge in both academic and social-emotional learning.
Many of our students come to school having been exposed to childhood trauma and struggle with mental health issues.
Despite all of these barriers and challenges, our students enter the building each morning excited to be in school, energetic, and enthusiastic about learning!
Having furniture that is comfortable and functional will provide students, families, faculty and staff; as well as, representatives or advocates from community agencies an inviting space to meet, work on skills, build relationships, and develop plans focused on student success.
Many times our office serves as a "hub" of the building; it is important that all stakeholders involved in making important academic, social-emotional, or other decisions in a students' life have a comfortable and inviting space to meet.
Having a table with six matching chairs will give us a great start in making this amazing idea for a space a reality.
If you donated to this project, you can sign in to leave a comment for Ms. Smilnak.
DonorsChoose is the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.
As a teacher-founded nonprofit, we're trusted by thousands of teachers and supporters across the country. This classroom request for funding was created by Ms. Smilnak and reviewed by the DonorsChoose team.
DonorsChoose makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Public school teachers from every corner of America create classroom project requests, and you can give any amount to the project that inspires you.