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Mr. Lang from Federal Way WA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Turn Our Classroom into a Coffee Shop! (Part Two)

My students need a classroom that honors their ability to make good choices and provides them with opportunities to do so! I am requesting a bookshelf, console table, string lights, and charging station.

  • $466 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are creative, thoughtful, problem-solvers. In my classes, I have students who are dedicated to attending college, some who have never thought about attending college, and some, due to what goes on beyond our school walls, who can hardly plan beyond this week. In other words, my students are diverse: they come from all socioeconomic backgrounds, each with a unique story to tell.

There is one thing I have found in them to be truly unifying: my students are intimately aware of issues in their communities and are dedicated to being part of the solutions.

Nestled in Federal Way, WA, the students who come through my classroom are learning to become compassionate activists: engaging in their communities for the betterment of our society.

My Project

By providing flexible seating in the classroom, this project gives students voice and choice for where they can be most productive. In other words, it treats them as adults. Just like we do when we enter into a Starbucks, flexible seating in the classroom provides students with the opportunity to learn to make positive choices for themselves.

The fact is: students care more about the quality of their work when they feel like they're being treated with respect.

This includes creating an environment around them that respects their ability to make good choices and also demands respect from them.

This is my second funding project for this vision of a new and holistic classroom. The first project funded two new collaborative work nooks with comfy chairs, area rugs, and tables, two standing tables with chair options, and new lighting in the form of floor lamps.

This project will fund many of the smaller, yet also very important items: chalkboard paint for a few areas on our walls, a charging station for student phones (this is really useful in a 21st Century classroom), a hot water heater and mugs for tea, new bookshelves, and some other items that help create an environment of respect and quality work!

Mr. Lang
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 90 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
South Shore Axess 5-Shelf Narrow Bookcase, Country Pine • Amazon Business $67.71 1 $67.71
Coaster Contemporary Angled Cappuccino Console Table with Two Shelves • Amazon Business $63.25 1 $63.25
100Ft Outdoor Patio String Lights with 100 Clear Globe G40 Bulbs,UL Certified for Patio Porch Backyard Deck Bistro Gazebos Pergolas Balcony Wedding Gathering Parties Markets Decor, Black • Amazon Business $58.99 1 $58.99
Simicore Smart Charging Station Dock & Organizer for Smartphones, Tablets & Other Gadgets - 6-Port Multiple USB Charger Station & Phone Docking Station with Charging Status Indicator (Space Gray) • Amazon Business $31.99 1 $31.99
10 Strawberry Street Catering Set 10-Ounce Mug, Set of 12 • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Furinno 11208EX Pasir 3-Tier Open Shelf, Espresso • Amazon Business $28.33 1 $28.33
Krylon K05223000 Chalkboard Paint Special Purpose Brush, Black, Quart • Amazon Business $19.91 1 $19.91
AmazonBasics Stainless Steel Electric Kettle - 1-Liter • Amazon Business $18.74 1 $18.74
Lifver 6-Piece Absorbent Stone Coaster set, "drink" spills coasters, Grey-Lines • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99

Materials cost

$331.90

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$29.04

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.98

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$395.92

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$69.87

Total project goal

$465.79

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$465.79

1 Donor

-$362.66

Donations toward project cost

-$362.66

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$39.13

Match offer toward project cost

-$33.26

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$5.87

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$64.00

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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