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Ms. McLaughlin from New York NY is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Happy Classroom Happy Students

Help me give my students a loving and welcoming classroom environment! We want to add flexible seating like Surf portable desks, Go Anywhere chairs and warm the space with a rug!

  • $430 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are generally from low-income families who come to school not only as a place to learn, but as a place for escape and a place for new experiences. Students travel anywhere from five minutes to almost two hours to reach our school and are excited to spend time here. Many students live in subsidized housing or transient homes, using school as a place of solace.

Students at our school are passionate about learning and exploring not only the school curriculum, but also their personal interests like sports, acting, art and now, computer science!

Exposing students to different methods of learning and topics is key to their development and our job as educators. Our students do their best to learn each and every day and take this information with them out into the world. Preparing them with computer science is the next step in their development.

My Project

Students in my school move from class to class each day but are stuck in hard chairs in every room. I want them to have comfier options like the Carry Me Floor cushions and Go Anywhere Chair for seating and more space for them around the room. Students that have trouble focusing will be able to be in a new space with a separate seat like the Surf Portable Lap Desk, in addition to sitting on the new science rug!

The comfortable seating and new rug will transform the classroom!

Hanging lanterns will open up the space and brighten the room. I have plans to bring in twinkley lights and plants from home and can't wait to add your additions to the room too. My students will be so excited to have new ways to learn in the classroom and will love to see the change.

Ms. McLaughlin
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 150 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Blue • Amazon Business $28.49 5 $142.45
Stansport "Go Anywhere Chair (Blue) • Amazon Business $23.95 3 $71.85
ECR4Kids Softzone Carry Me Floor Cushions for Flexible Classroom Seating, 3" Deluxe Foam, Round, Assorted (4-Piece Set) • Amazon Business $67.99 1 $67.99
Kid Rug for Bedroom, 4’x 6’ YAMTION Boys and Girls Area Rug, Large Dark Blue Soft Children Carpet, Non Slip Indoor Planet Modern Rugs for Living Room, Playroom, Classroom, Nursery and Dormitor • Amazon Business $33.99 1 $33.99
16 Packs Paper Lanterns with Assorted Colors and Sizes paper lanterns decorative,Chinese Paper Hanging Decorations Ball Lanterns Lamps for Home Decor, Parties, and Weddings • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99

Materials cost

$330.27

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.95

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$365.22

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$64.45

Total project goal

$429.67

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$429.67

7 Donors

-$406.27

Donations toward project cost

-$365.22

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$41.05

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$23.40

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$0.00

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