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Ms. Tortolani from Providence RI is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

First Year Teacher Needs Furniture and Coffee!

Help me give my students a classroom where they feel safe, comfortable and ready to learn!

  • $811 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have 87 amazing students, about half of which are English language learners. They enjoy being challenged, working hard and coming to class each day. Students who are learning English often like to work together. In order to encourage the exchange of creative ideas, I would like to create different spaces for them to work in.

Creating a safe, friendly and inviting workspace for my inquisitive children is a priority of mine.

I would like to make my room more comfortable for students in order to provide them with an exceptional learning experience.

My Project

Setting up a classroom for the first time takes a lot of work! I have already started making my room kid friendly and I am hoping that with your help I can buy the things I need to make a welcoming space for my students. I would love for my kids to feel like their classroom is a home away from home. This will be a place for them to study geological process, rock cycle, water cycle, matter, heat transfer, Earth's history, cells, systems of the body and much more!

I have a nook in my classroom that I would like to turn into the solar system where students can sit and read.

I would also like to create comfortable working stations where students can work independently or together to work on projects and solve problems.

Ms. Tortolani
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 87 students.

12 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
EXPO Neon Dry Erase Marker 3 Pack (15 Markers) • Amazon Business $31.50 3 $94.50
Milliard Kids Table and Chair Set Wood with Storage Baskets on Shelves, Activity Playset Furniture with Modern Gray Colors • Amazon Business $76.99 1 $76.99
Muscle Rack MK131311-B2PK 11" x 13" x 13" Black Milk Crate (Pack of 2) • Amazon Business $15.38 3 $46.14
HOMFA Nesting Coffee End Tables Modern Furniture Decor Side Table for Living Room Balcony Home and Office ( White, Set of 2 ) • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
TA301BB - Fadeless® Paper Roll - Bright Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $18.99 2 $37.98
2434 INFLATABLE SOLAR SYSTM ST EA • Frey Scientific $37.34 1 $37.34
WEKAPO Stuffed Animal Storage Bean Bag Chair Cover for Kids | Stuffable Zipper Beanbag for Organizing Children Plush Toys | 38" Extra Large Premium Cotton Canvas • Amazon Business $33.95 1 $33.95
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair Active Classroom Desk Alternative Seating | Built-In Stay-Put Soft Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, 45cm, Blue • Amazon Business $16.79 2 $33.58
LOCHAS Ultra Soft Indoor Modern Area Rugs Fluffy Living Room Carpets Suitable for Children Bedroom Home Decor Nursery Rugs 4 Feet by 5.3 Feet (Gray) • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
X-ACTO School Pro Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener, Blue, 1 Count • Amazon Business $27.46 1 $27.46
WEKAPO Stuffed Animal Storage Bean Bag Chair Cover for Kids | Stuffable Zipper Beanbag for Organizing Children Plush Toys | 38" Extra Large Premium Cotton Canvas • Amazon Business $26.95 1 $26.95
Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches, 100-Pack, 8.9 x 11.4 inches, Letter Size Sheets (TP3854-100) • Amazon Business $12.34 2 $24.68
Tot Tutors Kids Book Rack Storage Bookshelf, Grey/White • Amazon Business $23.79 1 $23.79
SimpleHouseware Mesh Desk Organizer with Sliding Drawer, Double Tray and 5 Upright Sections, Silver • Amazon Business $22.97 1 $22.97
Swpeet 252 Pcs Molecular Model Kit for Inorganic & Organic Molecular Model Teacher and Student Kitxa0 - 86 Atoms & 153 Links & 12 Orbitals & 1 Short Link Remover Tool • Amazon Business $20.93 1 $20.93
EXPO Whiteboard / Dry Erase Board Liquid Cleaner, 22-ounce • Amazon Business $8.45 2 $16.90
Mugod Stars Throw Pillow Cover Beautiful Cosmic Space Astronomy with Star and Constellations on Night Starry Sky Home Decorative Square Pillow Case for Bedroom Living Room Cushion Cover 18x18 Inch • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
CaliTime Pack of 2 Cozy Fleece Throw Pillow Cases Covers for Couch Bed Sofa Farmhouse Vintage Stars Printed 18 X 18 Inches Medium Gray • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Eureka Classroom Posters, Measures: 17" x 22" - Peanuts The Perfect Friend • Amazon Business $11.93 1 $11.93
Albert Einstein Poster (18X24 Laminated) Albert Einstein Quotes Make Beautiful Science Decor (Inspirational Posters for Classroom) Science Poster for Classrooms or Office • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99

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