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Ms. Ballmer from Long Beach CA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating for Enthusiastic Learning!

Help me give my students portable lap desks so they can learn anywhere in the classroom!

  • $593 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come from low income housing.

Our school is a K-5 inner city school with 556 students.

90% of our student population is designated as socio-economically disadvantaged. The majority of the students qualify for a free or reduced lunch program.

I teach 35 amazing fourth grade students who love learning and coming to school every day. There is plenty of movement throughout the day, with lots of opportunities to work with partners or small groups. The students really enjoy collaborating on projects and doing research together.

My Project

Imagine having to sit at a desk without movement for six hours a day. Flexible seating allows students to work with other students or alone in a manner that works best for them! My students love doing research and collaborative work during the day. They can be found in a variety of places in the room such as at student desks, in a group at a table, or sitting or laying on the floor with their notebooks and Chromebooks. My students are incredibly motivated during independent and group work time. They make good choices, engage in academic conversations, and learn from their peers. I have noticed amazing differences in my students when they are given a choice in their seating!

Ms. Ballmer
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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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
ECR4Kids The Surf - Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Blue (10-Pack) • Amazon Business $213.99 2 $427.98

Materials cost

$427.98

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$39.16

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.42

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$503.56

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$88.86

Total project goal

$592.42

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$592.42

8 Donors

-$418.00

Donations toward project cost

-$358.30

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$59.70

Matching donations from our partners

-$170.89

Match offers toward project cost

-$145.26

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.63

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.53

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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