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Ms. R. from Newport News VA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Keeping It Calm

Help me give my students a wooden lap desk, calming lights, and drawing paper.

  • $159 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come from a low income/high-poverty part of the city where they need opportunities to succeed. Young children need to start their learning journey early.

I teach at a Title I school in Virginia where 100% of our students receive free breakfast and lunch.

For some of my students, this is their first school experience, and I want to make it a great one. They really enjoy school and learning. As little learners,​ they also love to read, write, and grow.

My Project

I teach in a Reggio inspired school. One of the most important pieces of the Reggio inspired classroom is the classroom environment. The bottle lights are designed to hang in empty water bottles. This will allow us to have more calming light in half of the classroom and we will be able to shut off the harsh fluorescent lights. The batteries will ensure that our calming lights will always work. The lap desk is a nice, natural color that will help enhance our Reggio environment and aid us in flexible seating choices.

In a Reggio inspired classroom, the environment is just as important as the curriculum that is taught.

Please help me in providing a nice, calm classroom where my students can learn and grow.

Ms. R.
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC153 - Wooden Lap Desk • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
Wine Bottle Cork Lights, Battery Operated LED Cork Shape Silver Copper Wire Colorful Fairy Mini String Lights for DIY Party Halloween Wedding,Outdoor Indoor Decoration,15Pack (Warm White) • Amazon Business $13.30 1 $13.30
100 Pack LOOPACELL LR44 AG13 357 Button-Cell Batteries • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
TA4109 - Manila Drawing Paper - 9" x 12" • Lakeshore Learning Materials $8.99 1 $8.99

Materials cost

$103.27

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.55

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$134.82

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$23.79

Total project goal

$158.61

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$158.61

3 Donors

-$135.67

Donations toward project cost

-$115.32

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.35

match offer

-$22.94

Match offer toward project cost

-$19.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.44

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$0.00

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