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Ms. Pustis from Andover MA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

New Furniture for a New Teacher!

My students need a horseshoe table, stand up desk, chairs, wobble stools, and small carpets to help create a comfortable classroom that will postively influence their learning.

  • $1,306 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are a collection of wonderful children who try their best with everything that they do! As a special education teacher, I do teach students with specific learning disabilities. My students are able to understand that hard work does have incredible rewards.

My students' perseverance, tenacity, and kindness is the reason why I am a special education teacher.

I am so grateful to be able to impact my students in so many ways. However, I am even more grateful that my students have helped me grow personally, learning that patience, connections and communication are vital to success. I cannot wait to see how we will both grow together this upcoming school year!

My Project

As a new teacher, I have limited resources that will help my students learn to the best of their ability. One essential resource is the right furniture for my classroom.

This furniture will help create comfort but will also positively influence all the learning that will occur in my classroom!

I am requesting a horseshoe table and a set of chairs. This table is necessary so that I can interact easily with my students while teaching. The chairs are a necessity for the horseshoe table. The standing desk will help me be able to have teaching materials easily accessible within the small classroom. Finally, the wobble chairs will positively impact my students learning! One of the most prevalent disabilities in my classroom is ADHD. The wobble chairs will help my students focus on learning while still being able to get their wiggles out! This furniture is essential to help my teaching, but most importantly, to help my students have a successful year!

Other than having the correct furniture to help my students learn, it is also important to use furniture to create a classroom community. The two floor rugs will be used in our small library area and our cozy corner. These rugs will create a feeling of comfort and relaxation that will help calm most of my students anxieties or stressors that they deal with during the school day. The bookshelf will be a great way to create an accessible library for my students even though the classroom is small!

This furniture will greatly impact my students in many ways. It will help my students focus on their learning. It will help me interact easily with my students while teaching. This furniture will also help to create a classroom community that will provide the foundation of success our year!

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This project will reach 6 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TABLE - CS ACTIVITY HORSESHOE 48X72 - SPECIFY TOP COLOR - SPECIFY T-MOLD EDGE/UPPER LEG COLOR - SPECIFY TABLE HEIGHT • School Specialty $235.87 1 $235.87
BOOK CENTER DBL SIDE TOP BROWSER MOBILE 36L • School Specialty $223.97 1 $223.97
DESK - CS CONTEMPORARY STAND UP COLLABORATION - 21X16X30 OCTAGON LAMINATE TOP - CHROME FRAME - 30-43 ADJ HEIGHT - SPECIFY TOP COLOR • School Specialty $114.07 1 $114.07
CHAIR - CS TRADITIONAL FOUR LEG - SOFT PLASTIC SHELL 15.5 - BLACK POWDERCOAT FRAME - SPECIFY SHELL COLOR - SPECIFY GLIDE • School Specialty $25.17 4 $100.68
STOOL - CS NEOROK - STOOL HEIGHT 15 - RUBBER BASE - SPECIFY FRAME/SEAT COLOR • School Specialty $69.97 1 $69.97
STOOL - CS NEOROK - STOOL HEIGHT 15 - RUBBER BASE - SPECIFY FRAME/SEAT COLOR • School Specialty $69.97 1 $69.97
STOOL - CS NEOROK - STOOL HEIGHT 15 - RUBBER BASE - SPECIFY FRAME/SEAT COLOR • School Specialty $69.97 1 $69.97
CARPET KIDS VALUE LINE SPACED OUT 36IN X 54IN • School Specialty $41.97 1 $41.97
CARPET DRIVE AND PLAY ACCENT RUG 3'X4'6'' EACH • School Specialty $41.97 1 $41.97
PISTACHIO (PP) - CLASSROOM SELECT • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00
OPTION CLASS - CS NEOCLASS/NEOMOVE SHELL COLOR OPTION • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00
OPTION CLASS - CS NEOCLASS/NEOMOVE SHELL COLOR OPTION • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00
OPTION CLASS - CS NEOCLASS/NEOMOVE SHELL COLOR OPTION • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00
LILAC (PP) - CLASSROOM SELECT • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00
PERIWINKLE (PP) - CLASSROOM SELECT • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00

Materials cost

$968.44

Vendor shipping charges

$96.84

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$14.53

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,109.81

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$195.85

Total project goal

$1,305.66

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,305.66

1 Donor

-$1,305.66

Donations toward project cost

-$1,109.81

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$195.85

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$0.00

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