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Ms. Mac from Albuquerque NM is requesting classroom basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Lap Desk Islands for Socially Distanced Classrooms

Help me give my students a socially distanced lap desks and financial literacy resources to have safe places to learn money and management!

  • $449 goal

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My Students

I work in a small, fully inclusive charter school, where almost seventy percent of the students receive free or reduced-price lunch. I work with students who are labeled in many ways: ELL, LD, ID, BIP, IEP, SLP, apraxic, autistic, ADD, ADHD, ODD, and the list goes on. I'm working to help students remove their labels and find their feet, as well as their voices.

My students come from a variety of backgrounds, but one thing they have in common is their thirst for creative learning opportunities.

My Project

This project is for lap desks in my socially distanced classroom. As my school moves from remote to hybrid, our students still need 6 feet of distance to stay as safe and healthy as possible. These lap desks make it easy to sit students 6 feet from each other and offer storage for pencils, notebooks, and financial literacy supplies.

Lap desks will become tiny islands of security - complete with necessary supplies, and a place for their technology.

These lap desks are the first in a 3-part socially distancing project to ensure the safety and health of all students. The theme of the picture books is money, saving, and investments into our future. This project will provide students with classroom financial literacy resources, hands-on play coins/bills to hone their skills, and lap desks to learn from. COVID-Education is so intertwined.

Ms. Mac
Grades 3-5

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Loddie Doddie- Foldable Lap Desk with Storage Pocket $29.99 8 $239.92
hand2mind 862 Play Money Plastic Coins with Plastic Storage Bin (Pack of 768) $27.07 1 $27.07
Financial Peace Junior Kit: Teaching Kids How to Win With Money $15.15 1 $15.15
CLEXAVER Educational Play Money Set - Full Print 2 Sided - Bills of 1, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 for Monopoly, Photo, Pranks $14.99 1 $14.99
Money Ninja: A Children's Book About Saving, Investing, and Donating (Ninja Life Hacks) $11.99 1 $11.99
Money for the Circus (Clever Kids Series) $10.99 1 $10.99
Follow the Money! $8.99 1 $8.99
DK Workbooks: Money Math, Third Grade: Learn and Explore $6.88 1 $6.88

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