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Mrs. Rideout from Phoenix AZ is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

New Desks for Cooperative Learning!

My students need 8 desks and chairs.

  • $973 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

In my U.S. History class we use interactive notebooks that require quite a bit of pasting, highlighting, and coloring. With slanted desks, my students' materials ALWAYS slide right off! We need new, flat desks to avoid this and to be able to work in a group or with a partner successfully!

My students are truly amazing!

I teach in a Title I, low-income school in Arizona. My students come from various backgrounds, countries, and cultures. But they all have a desire to learn and become a productive member of society. They are juniors in high school and are very respectful, kind, and responsible. This group amazes me every day!

My Project

I am requesting new desks and chairs for my classroom. Right now, I have 38 heavy, metal, slanted, one-piece desks from the 1950s. These desks can only be configured in rows facing the front of the classroom. With slanted desks, my students' materials constantly slide off and hit the floor. I would like to set up a cooperative learning classroom, but I can't because of the desks. The new desks I am requesting are conducive to setting students up in pairs, or even groups of four. My students already work in cooperative structures, but we are constantly wasting precious class time to reorganize the classroom to do so. These new desks would take up less space in the room, which is great because I do need 38 desks, and would create a better environment for learning U.S. History.

Having new desks in our classroom will greatly impact my students.

Using cooperative learning structures every day will ensure 100% participation in class, increase social interaction, and encourage students to work with others.

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Mrs. Rideout
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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24 donors24 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 170 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
DESK STUDY TOP ARTCO-BELL LAMINATE TOP 18X24X21-29H - SELECT TOP COLOR - SELECT POWDERCOAT FRAME COLOR • School Specialty Inc. $50.37 8 $402.96
ARTCO-BELL FRAME OPTION - 3 POWDER PAINT COLORS • School Specialty Inc. $0.00 8 $0.00
ARTCO-BELL DISCOVER OPTION - SHELL/BOX COLOR • School Specialty Inc. $0.00 8 $0.00
COLOR OPTION - ARTCO BELL - PURPLE IRIS (93) • School Specialty Inc. $0.00 8 $0.00
CHAIR SOFT PLASTIC SHELL ARTCO-BELL DISCOVER 18 - SELECT SHELL COLOR - SELECT POWDERCOAT FRAME COLOR • School Specialty Inc. $33.57 8 $268.56
ARTCO-BELL FRAME OPTION - 3 POWDER PAINT COLORS • School Specialty Inc. $0.00 8 $0.00
COLOR OPTION - ARTCO BELL- PUTTY (3) • School Specialty Inc. $0.00 8 $0.00
ARTCO-BELL DISCOVER OPTION - SHELL/BOX COLOR • School Specialty Inc. $0.00 8 $0.00
COLOR OPTION - ARTCO BELL - PURPLE IRIS (93) • School Specialty Inc. $0.00 8 $0.00

Materials cost

$671.52

Vendor shipping charges

$67.15

State sales tax

$48.01

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.07

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$826.75

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$145.90

Total project goal

$972.65

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$972.65

22 Donors

-$842.64

Donations toward project cost

-$716.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$126.39

Matching donations from our partners

-$130.00

Match offers toward project cost

-$110.50

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.01

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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