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

Learning Should Be Comfy

My students need cushions and lap desks to be comfortable on the floor and binders to stay organized.

  • $297 goal

This project expired on December 21, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

A typical day in my fourth grade Integrated Co Teaching class is full of energy and meaningful conversation, and students are expected to focus for long periods of time. About a third of my students struggle to focus for even five minutes! My students are some of the hardest workers I know, and they are always eager to learn.

My class is made up of general education students, special education students, and English language learners.

I work in a low income community where students cannot afford supplies and most receive free or reduced price lunch. I strive to give them all that I can both academically and emotionally.

My Project

Many students would rather work on the floor than at their desks. Having these lap desks and seat cushions will give them more options rather than to lean on the floor and try to get comfortable on a hard surface. Having two different types of lap desks to choose from will give student multiple options. Groups of students will be able to grab a cushion and work in another part of the room or in the hallway.

This will give students the ability to learn in a comfortable environment, which will let them think less about how hard the floor is and more about the task at hand.

The binders will help to keep special education students organized and to help the teacher prepare their portfolios which include their best work. It will give them more ownership of their work and let them feel like partners in their promotion.

I'm not so sure anyone will want to sit at their desks anymore!

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

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 35 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Set of 4 - Foam Kneeling Pads Garden Knee Mat / Gardening Seat Cushion • Amazon Business $10.48 3 $31.44
3 Pk, Bazic 1" Glitter Poly 3-ring Binder with Pocket • Amazon Business $7.43 4 $29.72
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Orange • Amazon Business $25.00 1 $25.00
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Red • Amazon Business $25.00 1 $25.00
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Powder White • Amazon Business $25.00 1 $25.00
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Navy • Amazon Business $25.00 1 $25.00
LapGear Student Lap Desk, Green (Fits up to 15.6" Laptop) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
LapGear Student Lap Desk - Blue (Fits up to 15.6" Laptop) • Amazon Business $14.69 1 $14.69
LapGear Student Lap Desk - Purple (Fits up to 15.6" Laptop) • Amazon Business $14.69 1 $14.69
LapGear Student Lap Desk - Black (Fits up to 15.6" Laptop) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99

Materials cost

$218.52

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.28

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$251.80

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$44.44

Total project goal

$296.24

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$296.24

1 Donor

-$197.49

Donations toward project cost

-$167.87

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.62

match offer

-$98.74

Match offer toward project cost

-$83.93

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.81

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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