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Ms. Goodman from Bellerose NY is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Kids Collaborate on Floor: Need Portable Desks & Cushions!

Help me give my students 30 Portable Desks and 12 Floor Cushions so they can efficiently and comfortably work anywhere in the classroom.

  • $1,102 goal

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My Students

I work at a New York City public school serving Bellerose, Queens. We have students of every nationality. My school is very diverse. Many are immigrants or have parents who have immigrated to the United States. The legal cap for a class is 32 students and most of our classrooms hit that cap, making it difficult to provide essential materials in our 21st-century classrooms to all 32 at once. My students are all wonderful, unique, special children. We would love any help you can offer- big or small!

My Project

Our students are CONSTANTLY working in collaborative groups on the floor due to limited amount of space at desks for all groups. Sometimes we as teachers have to join them on the floor as well. From first-hand experience, it is quite uncomfortable. They have nowhere to put their notebooks and tablets (which we got last year through DonorsChoose!!) except in their laps and their tushies are on the hardwood floor. We have some seat cushions, but they are relatively flat and still quite uncomfortable. They only provide a tiny amount of relief.

I know our students would use these materials every single day.

The last thing our students need is to be in pain while trying to learn and collaborate. Our goal is try to create as few obstacles as physically possible. Unfortunately, floor work is very much a reality in most classrooms. We cannot fit a table for each group to work at given the amount of space we have, but we can do what is within our reach to make the floor a more appealing place to work.

Ms. Goodman
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
ECR4Kids The Surf Storage Rack with 30 Surfs Package - Mobile Storage Cart Plus 30 Portable Lap Desks/Laptop Stands/Writing Tables, Navy (Pack of 31) • Amazon Business $742.70 1 $742.70
ECR4Kids SoftZone Cozy Floor Seat Cushions with Handles, 2” Deluxe Foam, Flexible Classroom Story Time Seating for Toddlers and Kids, Round, Contemporary (4-Pack) • Amazon Business $49.99 3 $149.97

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