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Ms. Vichaiyarath from Saint Paul MN is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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My students need to be able to access materials as efficiently as possible so that they can use more time for learning.

  • $575 goal

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My Students

The goal for Phalen Lake Hmong Studies is for every child to contribute to and become part of our growing multicultural society. Through a special focus on the Hmong language, students explore culture, history, folklore, art, literature and traditions of many cultures. Our dual immersion program give students the advantage of learning through two languages, English and Hmong.

My classroom consist of Hmong, Latino, Hispanic, African American and Karen students.

We are trying to create a more efficient way to transition and navigate our classroom resources so that we can focus on learning.

My Project

While time and space is not something that a teacher can freely dictate for her classroom, there are tools that can help us make the most out of our time and space together! Having pocket chairs where students can store their daily materials such as, reading books, headphones, scissors, etc., greatly limits the need to move around to get needed materials to learn and thus will give more minutes to use for learning. Our class have tables and so students need to store their materials in their assigned cubbies. Each time we transition into a new subject area, students would need to get up and walk to their cubbies to get the needed materials for the lessons. Having the pocket chairs will totally eliminate the 3-5 minutes of transition time to get the materials for the lessons. Throughout the day that's about 21-35 minutes saved that can be used for learning. Having stools for our guided reading time will allow for available space for students to work in small group setting and allow for mobility. The stools are small enough that I can meet with and service more students at the guided reading table. Currently, students feel cramped and crowded because of the bulky chairs.

Our class also lacks many hands on math manipulatives that will greatly support our continual learning in math so by having these tools such as dice, magnetic dry erasers and dry erase pocket are essential tools.

Students can become independent, creative and engaged learners when they can create their own math number sentences with the dice, writing it on a math template that is put into the dry erase pocket, solve it and erasing it with their dry eraser. These tools will help with becoming an independent learner.

Ms. Vichaiyarath
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Pacon Chair Storage Pocket Chart Blue and Red (PAC20060) • $6.79 30 $203.70
Norwood Commercial Furniture NOR-AUH1200AC-SO Plastic Stack Stools 12" Height (Pack of 5) • Amazon Business $80.00 2 $160.00
Wiz Dice Series II 100+ Pack of Random Polyhedral Dice - 15 Guaranteed Sets of Random Colors • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
officematters Cute Magnetic Chalkboard Whiteboard Dry Erasers Cleaner. Pack of 24 • Amazon Business $13.99 2 $27.98
Thornton's Office Supplies Reusable Dry Erase Pockets, 9 x 12 Inches, Assorted Colors, 30 Pockets per Pack (61370) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99

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