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

Square Peg vs. Round Hole

My students need three Six-Leaf Activity Tables to actively engage in project based learning with dynamic face-to-face conversations while keeping a safe traffic flow.

  • $1,290 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come to school excited to learn about and explore their world every day! Our school is the only elementary school in our small town, so we really are a tight-knit family. They are little sponges who absorb new learning opportunities, and tackle every challenge they are presented with, including challenges they faced during and after Hurricane Harvey. My kiddos are champions and will always persevere and therefore I will do whatever it takes to ensure they have what they need to succeed.

My Project

Think about the last time you went to a conference or business meeting. You probably walked in, scanned the room for your assigned desk where you could neatly tuck your belongings under a 3x2 workspace and face one direction keeping all of your brilliant ideas also neatly tucked inside, right? Oh, wait, you didn’t actually expect that you were going to be able to learn and grow from others, did you? You were probably hoping to create connections and participate in dynamic conversations, enhancing your own ideas and sharing experiences with your teammates, weren’t you? My point is I’m guessing when you are doing your best learning and growing, you aren’t typically seated at desks, but rather in a collaborative learning environment that promotes lively fellowship and exchange of ideas. Well, that’s both my vision and my passion for my 2nd graders.

The challenge I currently face is that desks have been a mainstay in classrooms for as long as anyone can remember and although once thought of to build individual achievement and keep classrooms neat and tidy, society has moved beyond the need for employees to work independently using only resources found within their current reach (or in our case, desks).

Classrooms today are less of a square head (standard desks) and more of a round hole (collaborative learning environments with more flexible seating options). Our students need skills that involve the use of shared engagement techniques such as researching, teamwork, and presenting. It is vital to develop such knowledge and skills and have my students master them in real-life situations. These skills are necessary for students living in a world where cooperation and successful partnerships are required in their future careers and in life.

Mrs. Konvicka
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Berries Prism Six-Leaf Activity Table Edgebanding Colors: Blue-003, Table Height: 24"-31" Adult (A) • Teachers' School Supply $315.83 3 $947.49

Materials cost

$947.49

Vendor shipping charges

$104.22

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$14.21

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,095.92

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$193.40

Total project goal

$1,289.32

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,289.32

3 Donors

-$552.01

Donations toward project cost

-$551.71

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.30

match offer

-$640.25

Match offer toward project cost

-$544.21

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$96.04

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$97.06

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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