You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

See this teacher's page

Mrs. Shellhorn from Tuscaloosa AL is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating, and Non-Fiction Reading Resources to Engage

Help me give my students flexible seating with the Surf Portable Lap Desk and Pearington stools for kids and real-world reading resources like Scholastic News and STEAM books to engage and enhance instruction!

  • $402 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Every student deserves access to the resources they need in order to create the best possible learning environment. Due to the socioeconomic situations for the majority of my students

(high free and reduced lunch population), many of my students do not have access to the resources they need and many come from unstable environments.

I strive to provide a safe, fun and engaging learning environment where my students feel confident in themselves and their ability.

As a departmentalized ELA and Social Studies teacher, I am lucky enough to work with two classes of 5th graders. My students have so much to share and I want to be able to provide the needed materials to create a fun, safe and enriching learning environment. With access to more resources for engagement and learning, I can create more hands-on experiences that allow students to connect with one another while exploring their interests in a productive way. I firmly believe that we need to meet students where they are and provide learning experiences and a learning environment that meets their needs.

My Project

As a teacher, it is important for me to have the resources and materials my students need to feel safe and engaged. Working in a low-income area, my students come from unstable environments. My hope is to provide an organized, functional and appealing classroom that makes my students feel safe while creating a sense of continuity and dependability.

The items in my cart are specifically meant to engage my learners.

With seating choice using the lap desks, students are able to find a spot around the room where they are comfortable and effectively work. Student seating choice helps with buy-in and gives students a sense of autonomy in their work and their classroom.

Along with seating choice, I strive for my classroom library to have a variety of choices that appeal to all readers. Non-fiction choices are increasingly important especially with the increased emphasis on reading to learn and understand. I want to be able to provide the chance for students to explore real-world topics within our library!

Mrs. Shellhorn
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mrs. Shellhorn is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Blue • Amazon Business $26.80 5 $134.00
Scholastic News, Grade 4 (min. 10 subscriptions per order) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $5.75 10 $57.50
Pearington 16 Gauge Steel Classroom Furniture Stools for Kids; Multipurpose Stool Chairs; Flexible Seating; Stacking Stools- Set of 5, Black and Silver • Amazon Business $55.52 1 $55.52
STEAM Pack: Grades 3-6 ( Exclusive) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $20.00 1 $20.00
Mistakes That Worked: 40 Familiar Inventions & How They Came to Be • Amazon Business $9.59 1 $9.59

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


4 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


match offer


Match offer toward project cost


Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Excluded support for DonorsChoose


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Tuscaloosa","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[4548684],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"AL","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":4306813,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":true,"numStudents":50,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Shellhorn","authorIds":{"4548684":{"owner":"Mrs. Shellhorn","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[4306813],"proposalHash":"238855822","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20958801,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MjI2Mjgy","NjcyOTEzMg==","Njk2Njg2OA==","MjIyMTg2NQ==","NjY5NTI5Mw=="],"teacherId":4548684,"schoolCounty":"Tuscaloosa","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"AL","name":"Alabama"}}