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Ms. Fryman from Bronx NY is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Gather Round for a Meeting of the Minds at PS 130

The cost of the Mahar Thick Activity Table from is $234, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

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My third graders are excited about sharing their work and their ideas. Currently, students end up talking to me, trying to come up with answers they think will be pleasing to their teacher. Instead, I'd like to create a physical space that students recognize as a "meeting of the minds" where children build off each others' ideas. I realize that a rounded group table would take the focus off of me and remind my third graders how much they can learn from listening to and talking with each other about books, their writing pieces and math problems. I want them to discuss literature with their peers and develop a community of readers and writers. I feel that book clubs, which would meet at this table, would further support the sense of community we've developed and teach my students important communication skills such as listening to their peers, building off each other's ideas and speaking to a group. Book clubs will be an ongoing learning experience in my classroom that I know will benefit all of my students. I realize that this set up would be essential not only for book clubs and guided reading, but for guided writing and math as well. My students enjoy sharing their writing pieces and working on math problems, but they tend to gravitate towards me as their primary resource or work independently. I feel that a rounded table will encourage them to share their thoughts in a community of young readers, writers and mathematicians.

Ms. Fryman
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Mahar 1 1/8" Thick Activity Table Kidney 48"W x 72"L - 25-30" Legs • $154.99 1 $154.99

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