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Mr. Rickard from Virginia Beach VA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Just a Little Elbow Room!

Help me give my students a nice large square table and a cool wobble stool.

  • $400 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are all second and third graders in a neighborhood that struggles economically. About one hundred percent of our qualify for free lunches and breakfast. That, however, does not diminish their excitement for learning, especially if you incorporate things they like doing.

They are smart and very capable students with a true love of learning through real experiences.

The economic challenges do, however, have an impact on what they have available to help them learn. These are changing times and we have to constantly look for ways to not only keep students engaged, but also build their skills to prepare for potential future careers. We know that the future will require critical thinking and problem-solving skills, but it also requires a stronger background and understanding of science and technology. My students love hands-on learning.

My Project

My students need larger tables in the science lab. The tables that we have are just way too small for team work and collaboration with anything more than three students around the table, especially if there is any sort of STEM activity involved. The existing tables have nine square feet of working space and the one in this project has 16 square feet of working space.

Materials and tools frequently get knocked to the floor and potentially broken.

This is especially true if working with Chromebooks or windows laptops for data collection and recording.

The students seem to like the wobble stools, we have one, I would like to make more available to the students for choices with seating. The students migrate to the wobble stools I have, so adding a couple more in will give more the option.

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TABLE - CLASSROOM SELECT APOLLO ACTIVITY SQUARE 48 - BLACK LOCK EDGE/UPPER LEG - SPECIFY TOP COLOR - SPECIFY TABLE HEIGHT • School Specialty $207.87 1 $207.87
STOOL - CS NEOROK - STOOL HEIGHT 18 - RUBBER BASE - SPECIFY FRAME / SEAT COLOR • School Specialty $69.97 1 $69.97
OPTION CLASS - CS NEOCLASS/NEOMOVE SHELL COLOR OPTION • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00
22-30 ADJ LEG • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00
OPTION CLASS - CS ACTIVITY TABLE ADJUSTABLE HEIGHT OPTION • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00
GRAY NEBULA (PP) - CLASSROOM SELECT • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00
OPTION CLASS - CS ACTIVITY TABLE LAMINATE TOP COLOR OPTION • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00
CARDINAL (PP) - CLASSROOM SELECT • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00

Materials cost

$277.84

Vendor shipping charges

$27.78

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.17

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$339.79

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$59.96

Total project goal

$399.75

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$399.75

10 Donors

-$346.24

Donations toward project cost

-$339.79

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$6.45

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$53.51

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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