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Mrs. Thompson from Stockton CA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Us Anchor Our Learning Centers!

My students need a more focused whole-group learning area away from their desks. The rug will anchor us and the mobile whiteboard will allow me to move the anchor charts to small group areas.

  • $576 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach up to 34 inquisitive and unique 5th grade students at a Title I School in a low-socioeconomic neighborhood. 25% of my students are English Language Learners. During our day we do several small-group instructional lessons to help encourage all of my students to engage in learning. For many of my kids, this is their time to shine. They feel safer asking questions and taking chances on giving answers during this time. I want to help them feel confident during whole-group time as well!

My Project

These materials will help my students get out of their seats and become more engaged in learning. We'll be able to create anchor charts together in a whole-group setting on the floor that can be moved to be used as references in small-group. We can build on these charts as we move through different texts in ELA, or to do number talks in math, and even in comparing phenomena in science. From there, we can use the tabletop easel and sentence strips to focus learning even further.

I believe my students will benefit immensely from being able to get out of their seats and move around even more in the classroom.

Having a large rug and portable drawers will help separate the area and keep all supplies close at hand. I want my students to feel comfortable in my classroom. School shouldn't be boring, and nobody wants to sit in a seat for 6 hours. This project will help me make school more engaging!

I'm excited to use these new materials and techniques I have learned at various trainings this summer in my classroom this school year.

Mrs. Thompson
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Endurance Classroom Rugs Shape: Rectangle, Rug Dimensions: 12' W x 6' L, Color Choices: Red 07 • Teachers' School Supply $169.23 1 $169.23
Magnetic Mobile Whiteboard - 40x28 inches Whiteboard on Wheels with Stand, Height Adjustable Dry Erase Easel Board Flipchart Easel Whiteboard with Marker Tray, 1 Eraser, 3 Markers, 6 Magnets • Amazon Business $132.99 1 $132.99
ECR4Kids 12-Drawer Mobile Organizer, 25.75" H, Smoke • Amazon Business $52.99 1 $52.99
Large Double Sided Table Top Pocket Chart – By Essex Wares – For Teacher Lessons in a Classroom or For Use At Home – Fits Standard 3” Sentence Strips and Cards (Black) • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Fifty (50) Pack Dry Erase Sentence Strips – By Essex Wares – Just Write and Then Wipe Away – Reuse Multiple Times – Perfect for Classroom Use With Your Pocket Charts • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99

Materials cost

$398.19

Vendor shipping charges

$18.62

State sales tax

$36.43

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.97

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$489.21

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$86.33

Total project goal

$575.54

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$575.54

4 Donors

-$466.71

Donations toward project cost

-$425.46

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$41.25

match offer

-$75.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$63.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.25

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$33.83

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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