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Ms. McInerney from Chicago IL is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Learning Tools for Flexible Learning Environment!

My students need lap desks that support their learning and organization, no matter where they choose to work!

  • $215 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are the best 2nd graders in the world! It's true, I promise. All 30 of my students enter my classroom each morning ready to share experiences, learn and to grow together every day.

Located on Chicago's West Side, I teach at a school where 96% of my students qualify for free and reduced cost lunches and almost half are English Language Learners.

This does not define them. They are hopeful dreamers, thinkers, and readers! This group of 7 and 8 years olds loves to learn more than anything. As their teacher, I do the best I can every day to facilitate this thirst for knowledge!

My Project

My classroom most likely does not look like the classroom you learned in when you were in 2nd grade. My students do not have desks in rows and students do not have specific places they must sit every time they learning. Instead, they have dry erase tables, a futon, and plenty of choice where they can complete their work. However, while learning in this environment, students must still be given the tools they need to stay organized and be successful learners! That is what this project aims to do.

A comfy couch might not be the easiest place to write, but is often my students' favorite place to work and these lap desks will support their learning no matter where they choose to work.

My 2nd graders love to spread out on our classroom rug or futon to work and lap desks will allow them to work anywhere in our room. The side pockets will help them stay neat and organized, while the lightweight desks allow students to be in anywhere in the classroom and still have hard surface to complete any type of work!

Ms. McInerney
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LAP TRAY SET OF 6 • School Specialty $45.43 3 $136.29

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