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Ms. Amodeo from Los Angeles CA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Hold On To Your Seats

Help me give my students portable lap desks for doing group work around the classroom.

  • $296 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My fifth graders live in a primarily working class and immigrant neighborhood that is currently going through some demographic changes. Some of my students are learning English as a second language, some have special needs, and they all love to learn. They especially love project-based learning, which is a staple in our classroom.

Our motto is, "The world is changing, and change starts with me." At our film and communication magnet, our students share their learning with the school community and the surrounding neighborhood as they host student film festivals, project museums, and special events like book battles.

My Project

We have a busy classroom! My students are always working in groups, whether it's to work out math problems or plan a film project. With a dynamic classroom setting like ours, seating options are critical. Our cozy carpets provide some places to work in groups, but it's hard to do your work when you're balancing your book or laptop on your knees. We need other options.

Portable lap desks would give my students one way to work around the classroom and still have a flat surface to put their work.

These lap desks have a small seat that will anchor the rest of the desk when the student sits on it. The top of the desk is a small writing table where they can put their notebooks or laptops.

With your generous donation, my students will have a convenient place to work in groups--anywhere in the classroom. My students and I thank you!

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ECR4Kids ELR-15810-SF-CSPK The Surf - Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Seafoam (10-Pack) • Amazon Business $199.99 1 $199.99

Materials cost

$199.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$18.30

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$251.29

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$44.35

Total project goal

$295.64

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$295.64

1 Donor

-$125.65

Donations toward project cost

-$125.65

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$147.81

Match offer toward project cost

-$125.64

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.17

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$22.17

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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