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Ms. Sauerbrei from Jersey City NJ is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating and Small Group Management

Help me give my students more bookshelves, comfortable flooring for group work, and clipboards to make their small group work easier to complete in more flexible seating arrangements.

  • $201 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Our school is an urban school of approximately 800 students, many of which are lower income. I love when my students come to me asking to borrow books and for book recommendations. When they have a full library of options they are more likely to choose a book that interests them.

I want to give my students an option for borrowing books that’s easy and accessible for them.

Our local library often does not have more than one copy of a book and many of our bookstores have closed down in recent years.

I also want to create a reading environment in the classroom where students can come and enjoy the process of reading.

My Project

Small group work is a vital part of preparing students for the world after their schooling is complete. Being able to work comfortably and have all the supplies they need to be successful is something I strive for in my classroom. I have started the process of creating a more welcoming library environment in my room.

I have noticed that my students are enjoying working in the library area due to the comfortable seating and I want to expand that area to accommodate a more functional small group environment.

My hope is to acquire comfortable flooring, additional bookshelves, and whiteboard paper in order to make that area of the room more of a workspace instead of being just the library area.

Ms. Sauerbrei
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of 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 58 students.

4 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Furinno Pasir 3-Tier Open Shelf, Espresso • Amazon Business $26.13 2 $52.26
Trade Quest Letter Size Clipboard Low Profile Clip Hardboard (Pack of 30) • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
Whiteboard Sticker Paper Sheets, Easy Peel and Stick Dry Erase Contact Paper Upgrade 11 Ft Extra Wide, Self Adhesive Wall Paper Roll for Classroom, Planning, Office, Kid Painting, 3 Dry Erase Markers • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
AmazonBasics EVA Foam Interlocking Exercise Gym Floor Mat Tiles - Pack of 6, 24 x 24 x .5 Inches, Blue • Amazon Business $22.49 1 $22.49
Command Wire Hooks, 16 hooks, 24 strips, White, Small, Easy to Open Packaging (GP067-16NA) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

Materials cost

$138.68

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.08

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$170.76

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$30.13

Total project goal

$200.89

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$200.89

2 Donors

-$200.89

Donations toward project cost

-$170.76

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.13

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$0.00

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