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Mrs. Hersey from Apalachicola FL is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Outdoor Picnic Tables

My students need picnic tables so we can sit and eat outside.

  • $222 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students walk into our classroom every day full of life, ready to learn, and excited for what is in store for them that day. I ask them, "Who is ready to play?" They reply, "We are!" We play to learn and I want them to know I believe in them and they can do anything.

Young children are avid STEM investigators, eager to explore and invent.

Leading economists concur that high-quality early education makes dollars and sense. An analysis of the economic impact of the Apalachicola Pre-K program showed a 7% to 10% per year return on investment based on increased school and career achievement.

I teach at a Title I school in Florida where 100 percent of our students receive free breakfast and lunch. Many of my students receive backpack food on the weekend. Despite so many hardships, my students are eager to learn and do their best. They want to be in school because they want to learn all they can so they can be successful one day.

My Project

The playground materials will help students to engage in learning through play. Students now a days have a lot of demands put on them in the classroom. They are expected to sit still, take tests, and learn at a quick rate. Most of the students are only granted one recess time throughout the day. Our playground is great, but lacks playground materials. This grant will benefit all children in Pre-K at my school.

Children need play to learn.

Their little minds are still growing and exploring the world. With your generous donation students will be able to work on gross motor skills, problem solving, working together, and social interaction with their peers. These are life lessons, and can't always be taught inside the classroom. With the use of the picnic table we will have a place to sit and share a snack, eat lunch or play with table toys.

I believe that the students would be so excited to come back from spring break and see the picnic tables on their playground, if this grant is funded. Play is learning and learning is play

Mrs. Hersey
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 16 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Little Tikes Fold 'n Store Picnic Table with Market Umbrella • Amazon Business $116.99 1 $116.99
Step2 Sit and Play Kids Picnic Table With Umbrella • Amazon Business $38.98 1 $38.98

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