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Mrs. Schrank from Bronx NY is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Lap Desks for Learning (Part 2)

My students need lap desks to be able to learn in their own space and in their own way.

  • $394 goal

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My Students

Have you ever sat at your desk or table and realized you couldn't sit still for more than a few minutes? That's what it's like for most kindergarteners all day long! These kids, unfortunately, are only given 45 minutes a week for gym and rarely get the chance to go outside for recess.

My class is a class of 25 kindergarteners with unique personalities and varying academic levels ranging from kindergarten to 2nd grade.

We are a kindergarten ICT class, 40% special education students and 60% regular education students. My students are part of a larger school community of about 700 students. Compared to other New York City Schools we are much smaller. While our small size has a lot of pros there are also many cons; one being the lack of space that our school has along with a smaller budget. While we try to use our budget wisely providing a great number of resources for our students, we often do not have many of the things that we need to help all our students be successful.

My Project

Who likes to be limited to an "assigned seat?" My students certainly do not! We try to teach our children to "be their own person." Why not start with having their own personal lap desk to choose where they want to learn?

The funding of this project is so important because it teaches the students about how to make choices that are best for them.

The lap desks in the classroom will give students the opportunity to choose how they will learn best. If they have a hard time sitting still, they will be able to use the lap tray to sit on the ground and they can move in their area without disturbing others. With the lap trays, we will be able to do so many more activities in the classroom.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Lap Desk 42101 LapGear Kids Activity with Storage and Folding Legs - Pink • Amazon Business $19.99 8 $159.92
LapGear Activity Lap Desk / Table with Storage and Folding Legs - Blue • Amazon Business $19.99 7 $139.93

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