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Mrs. Hawkins from Port Aransas TX is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Portable Learning

My students need to be able to learn wherever they are in the room.

  • $557 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are a seaside community that has been impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Our island town doesn't have a single home that was left undamaged. Many of my students' homes are still uninhabitable, almost a year after the storm.

We thought that restarting school would add a sense of normalcy to the chaos that permeates our students' lives.

In some ways it has.

One of the things I've noticed since we've restarted is that our kids are dealing with more than we ever expected. I want to make my classroom a place to escape.

My Project

My classroom has gone to total flexible seating. It was a huge leap, but the students are loving it. I have NO discipline problems due to the fact that my students are more comfortable and separated. I need surfaces that they can write on and study with anywhere in the classroom. Lap desks are the answer to this problem. Also, those who love the freedom can use a clipboard.

Organization in a classroom is key to productivity and allows the students to know exactly where the materials they need are located.

Baskets and trays of every size and shape allow for labeling and accessibility by everyone.

Once students have created their masterpieces, we need to be able to display them throughout the room. The mounting tape, sticky putty, and ceiling hooks will display work not only in my room, but throughout the school.

Batteries are needed for calculators and other manipulatives that the students use on a daily basis.

Mrs. Hawkins
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 200 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Cotton Rope Woven Basket - Tidy Loft Co - 16" x 13" with Handles, for Toy Organization, Blanket Storage, Laundry or Baby Nursery • Amazon Business $23.99 2 $47.98
Large Bed Tray NNEWVANTE Multifunction Laptop Desk Lap Desk Foldable Portable Standing Outdoor Camping Table, Breakfast Reading Tray Holder for Couch Floor for Adults/Students/Kids (Gentleman Black) • Amazon Business $22.99 2 $45.98
LapGear Essential - Cool Gray (Fits up to 13.3" Laptop) • Amazon Business $11.99 3 $35.97
Dry Erase Lapboards | 9 x 12 inch Large Whiteboard | Pack of 25 White Board Set | Great for Teachers, Students, Children, Classroom | Reusable, Durable, Portable, Single Sided Whiteboard (25 Pack) • Amazon Business $34.95 1 $34.95
SLPR Wire Storage Shelf Basket (Set of 2, Industrial Grey) | Organizer Storage Container for Laundry Pantry Freezer Cabinet • Amazon Business $33.99 1 $33.99
LapGear Essential - Aqua Sky (Fits up to 13.3" Laptop) • Amazon Business $9.99 3 $29.97
BAZIC Standard Size Polka Dot Paperboard Clipboard w/Low Profile Clip (48 Units) • Amazon Business $28.78 1 $28.78
Spectrum Diversified Teardrop Storage Basket, Large, Industrial Gray • Amazon Business $9.17 3 $27.51
HIYAGON Large Sized Canvas Storage Baskets with Handle,Collapsible & Convenient Home Organizer Containers for Kids Toys,Baby Clothing(Letter) • Amazon Business $10.88 2 $21.76
Storage Baskets Large Woven Basket, 15"x 13''x 13" Cotton Rope Decorative Baskets for Towel, Laundry, Magzine, Gift Basket • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
AmazonBasics AA High-Capacity Rechargeable Batteries (8-Pack) Pre-charged - Packaging May Vary • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Energizer AA Batteries, Double A Battery Max Alkaline (48 Count) E91DP2-24 • Amazon Business $18.98 1 $18.98
Swingline Staples, Standard, 1/4" Length, 210/Strip, 5000/Box, 10 Pack (35111) • Amazon Business $12.86 1 $12.86
Lannu Pack 4 Canvas Storage Bins Basket Organizers Foldable Fabric Cotton Linen Blend Storage baskets Bin for Makeup, Book, Baby Toy,Small • Amazon Business $12.20 1 $12.20
Skalny 84718 8"Dx8" Round Metal Wire Basket • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
HIYAGON Rectangular Storage Box Basket for Baby, Kids or Pets - Fabric Collapsible Storage Bin for Organizing Toys,Nursery Basket,Clothing,Books, Gift Baskets(Alphabet) • Amazon Business $11.87 1 $11.87
Dap Blue Stick Adhesive Putty 3 Pack • Amazon Business $8.67 1 $8.67
60 PCS Ceiling Hooks Clips - Drop Ceiling Clips for Office, Classroom, Home and Wedding Decoration, Hanging Sign from Suspended Tile/Grid/Drop Ceilings • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Gorilla 6065001 Tough & Clear Mounting Tape, Double-Sided, 1" x 60", Clear • Amazon Business $5.97 1 $5.97

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