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Mrs. Pena from Pembroke Pines FL is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Gives to Collaboration

Help me give my students a collaboration space on the rug, a spot to spread out their ideas and work together.

  • $435 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Middle school students are faced with obstacles no other age group has seen before. From social media pressure to family dynamics to academic struggles. Our school is a Title I, where the majority of students qualify for free and reduced lunches. We see a great divide between affluent and struggling families. I want to provide my students with a level playing field academically.

All students should feel as though they are receiving the same education as their peers, regardless of what their family can provide them.

It is our job as public educators to make that a reality.

My Project

Students will gain access to a classroom that gives them space physically and mentally to expand their minds and share ideas with classmates. No more will they be restricted by a desk location. The desk can be where the student is when seated on the floor.

Students are more open to discussion and learning when in a flexible environment.

I want to encourage students to work together. I envision the carpet being a space where ideas are shared and thought is evoked. My goal is to unite students from different backgrounds and encourage them to work together to solve a shared problem.

Mrs. Pena
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, 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.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC851 - Flex-Space Comfy Round Classroom Carpet - 6' Diameter - Gray • Lakeshore Learning Materials $169.00 1 $169.00
LC405GR - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $54.99 2 $109.98
LC405BU - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $54.99 1 $54.99

Materials cost

$333.97

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.01

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$368.98

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$65.11

Total project goal

$434.09

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$434.09

5 Donors

-$406.00

Donations toward project cost

-$350.35

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$55.65

match offer

-$21.91

Match offer toward project cost

-$18.62

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.29

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$6.18

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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