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Ms. Gelling from Newark NJ is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Please, Be Seated...

My students need to be in an environment that encourages their best work. Flexible seating, rugs, non fluorescent lighting. Ready to learn!

  • $729 goal

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My Students

When I started teaching at AHHS I taught grades 6, 7, and 8 Social Studies. In September I am moving to teach 10th grade English. A whole new adventure! One of the most exciting parts of the move is I will once again teach a very special group of students I had in middle school Social Studies. I am truly looking forward to learning how they have grown and changed over the year in high school. I anticipate great things from them as I help them to analyze, synthesize, and summarize literature. I look forward to them become active readers and writers. This group of students contains some very inquisitive minds and creative spirits!

My Project

My project allows me to offer my 10th grade students a flexible seating classroom environment. The research supports the idea that students who are able to select a variety of seating options take greater ownership of the work and their growth.

I endeavor, with your help, to create an environment with a variety of seating options that includes balance balls, camp chairs, carpets and traditional tables and desks.

Students will be able to select the work area that will allow them to do their best work, either individually or with peers. We also need basic classroom supplies such as composition books, clipboards, and a pencil sharpener. These materials will serve them well. Thank you for your support.

Ms. Gelling
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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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 125 students.

13 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
FitPro Ball - 25-58 in. • Nasco $30.75 4 $123.00
Floral Beige/ Blue Indoor/Outdoor Machine-made Polypropylene Area Rug (5'3" X 7'6") • $109.99 1 $109.99
Roaring Spring Composition Book 8-1/2x7", Wide Ruling, White, 24 Sheets/Pad • $0.79 100 $79.00
StyleHaven Outdoor Floral Polypropylene 3'7" X 5'6" Blue/Green Area Rug (WMEI5868L4X6L) • $75.99 1 $75.99
DICKS Sporting Goods Logo Chair • DICK'S Sporting Goods $5.98 8 $47.84
All the Rages Simple Designs LT2007-WHT Chrome Table Lamp Shade, White • Staples Advantage $13.29 3 $39.87
Quill Brand Hardboard Tan Clipboards Letter size, 9x12-1/2", Low Profile Clip • $1.69 18 $30.42
All the Rages Simple Designs LF2000-SLV Floor Lamp, Silver • Staples Advantage $29.99 1 $29.99
Bostitch Executive Electric Pencil Sharpener • $27.49 1 $27.49

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