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Ms. Jones from Los Angeles CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Out of the Desk and on to the Rug

Help me give my students a portable white board and a computer cart so that we can have lessons while sitting on the rug.

  • $659 goal

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My Students

I am a fourth grade teacher in an elementary school in Los Angeles. My class this year loves to talk! They will talk about anything, such as sharing their interpretations of the character Leslie Burke in the book "The Bridge to Terabithia." They will discuss current social issues and put their opinions into writing.

My students enjoy working around the room with pillows and rugs.

They like to spend as little time in their desks as possible and they like the freedom to move and share their ideas freely. In fact, most of the teaching in my class is done on the rug. I want to make my classroom the best possible to accommodate both their movement and ideas.

My Project

Every day my students come to the rug for Reader's and Writer's Workshop to learn skills like building reading interpretations and expressing their opinions with reasons and evidence. The rug is a cozy learning environment where they are elbow to elbow with they peers and ideas can be shared freely.

However, all too often I am tripping over wires and my posters are falling off the board.

My class needs a computer cart and an easel so that I am worried more about the amazing ideas and conversations that are happening on the rug and less about managing all my lesson materials.

Ms. Jones
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 29 students.

4 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LM510 - All-Purpose Teaching Easel • Lakeshore Learning Materials $319.00 1 $319.00
Norwood Commercial Furniture Laptop Caddy Cart Presentation Station, NOR-TY-1000 • Amazon Business $159.99 1 $159.99

Materials cost

$478.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

Sales tax

$43.83

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.18

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$560.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$98.82

Total project goal

$658.82

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$658.82

3 Donors

-$658.82

Donations toward project cost

-$560.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$98.82

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$0.00

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