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Mrs. Fountain from Orange TX is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Starting From Scratch!

My students need an environment that is inviting and engaging to promote creativity.

  • $985 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I work in a very small community that sits on the southern state line of Texas and Louisiana. Two days before the first day of the school year Hurricane Harvey devastated our town. Of the 1,800 students we service, 1,100 were directly affected by the storm. Many lost everything. Not only possessions, but their very homes. Forcing them to live in a variety of situations: motels, shelters, RVs, pop-up trailers, or moving in with relatives. It took two months for us to obtain enough space in our district to resume school. Our entire junior high campus was relocated to the high school.

We created classrooms in any and every available space, including gyms, closets, foyers, and dressing rooms.

We've each had to create our "classrooms" from extremely limited furnishings. I am currently using a folding table for my teacher desk and a shower curtain as a whiteboard. My classroom is actually the high school drill team's practice studio, complete with an entire wall of mirrors! I've done what I can to make it a safe and welcoming place for my students, but I need your help to do more.

My Project

Since Hurricane Harvey last summer, I'm moving into my fourth classroom. I will start this school year in a portable building. I'm excited for the change and to finally have a permanent home, but I'm also starting from scratch. Literally, no desks, tables or even chairs.

I want my classroom to foster a sense of safety and creativity for each of my students.

The roundtables will allow for collaboration and group activities. The taller tables will allow those students who prefer, to stand while working. The exercise balls and wobble stools will allow my ADHD students to wiggle while they work, which will help keep them focused without disrupting the students around them. Classrooms offering alternative seating options accommodate the many learning styles and needs of today's students.

Mrs. Fountain
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Winsome Hanley 3-Piece High Table with 2-High Back Stools, Black • Amazon Business $127.80 2 $255.60
Flash Furniture 48'' Round Grey HP Laminate Activity Table - Standard Height Adjustable Legs • Amazon Business $87.95 2 $175.90
Learniture Active Learning Chair/Stool, 18" H, Blue, LNT-3046-18BL • Amazon Business $62.27 2 $124.54
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Sea Foam • Amazon Business $25.00 2 $50.00
Furinno Econ Multipurpose Home Office Computer Writing Desk with Bin • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Nourison Passion Distressed Vintage Ivory/Fuchsia Area Rug 3'9" x 5'9" • Amazon Business $46.30 1 $46.30
Trideer Exercise Ball Chair, 65cm&75cm Stability Ball with Ring & Pump, Flexible Seating, Improves Balance, Core Strength & Posture (Office & Home & Classroom) (Ball with Ring (Turkis), 65cm) • Amazon Business $32.99 1 $32.99
Trideer Exercise Ball Chair, 65cm&75cm Stability Ball with Ring & Pump, Flexible Seating, Improves Balance, Core Strength & Posture (Office & Home & Classroom) (Ball with Ring (Mint Green), 65cm) • Amazon Business $32.99 1 $32.99
Fluorescent Light Covers Cozy Shades - Softening Light Filter, Light Diffuser for Game Room, Classroom, Office, Kids Bedrooms, Or Hospital Room 48 x 24 inches - Set of 4 - Tranquil Sky Blue • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99

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