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Mrs. Gaiter from Tujunga CA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Lap Desks Needed for Flexible Seating

Help me give my students lap desks so they can do their work wherever the inspiration hits them!

  • $401 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are 21st-century learners who are eager to use all of the technology available to them! I teach 30 curious fourth-grade scientists in a small, Title I school that has an amazing and supportive principal.

My students are eager to learn, and their brains are sponges that absorb any and all information given to them.

Everything is a potential investigation or experiment to them, so I strive to provide my students with as many learning and project-based opportunities as possible. I constantly enhance the school curriculum and students' intrinsic motivation to learn more by infusing STEM correlations whenever possible.

Because of our small school size, funding levels are not as high as other schools in our area. Grants and projects like this one become an integral part of how I obtain resources to supplement learning experiences. I truly believe that the future lies in our children, that they have virtually unlimited potential, and my job is to enable them to reach it.

My Project

My classroom environment allows students to work in cooperative/collaborative groups at round tables, on comfy chairs or on the three rug areas in the room. I give my students a choice of where to work anywhere in our classroom as well to help them move and feel comfortable.

I am hoping to provide more support for my students to work comfortably around our learning space as long as they are on task.

Having these lap desks will help students do just that.

By giving my students choices on where to sit, they become empowered and realize their choices can directly affect their learning. Many of them prefer to work at our rug areas and these lap desks will make it easier for them to complete their work while doing research on laptops.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LAP TRAY BLUE EACH • School Specialty $8.57 15 $128.55
LAP TRAY GREEN EACH • School Specialty $8.57 15 $128.55

Materials cost

$257.10

Vendor shipping charges

$25.71

State sales tax

$23.52

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.86

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$340.19

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$60.03

Total project goal

$400.22

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$400.22

2 Donors

-$343.19

Donations toward project cost

-$340.19

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$57.03

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$0.00

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