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Mrs. Stobbs from Maple Grove MN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Staying Cool While Learning

My students need sun umbrellas so that they, as well as the rest of the school, can utilize the courtyard desk benches for outdoor learning as there is no shade in the courtyard.

  • $274 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Our classroom is diverse and has many greatly-varied levels of learners. Some of my students are in specialized programs for part of the day while others are being serviced for difficulties in reading, math, and social skills as well as those learning English.

These kids have great imaginations and are full of wonder for learning.

My students are continually moving and the energy level is always high. They are creators, they think outside the box.

Our school is 50% free and reduced lunch. Some students in my class have been several places around the world and others have not left the city in which they live.

My Project

Students at my school have a wonderful opportunity to learn in the courtyard. Unfortunately, there is no shade. The umbrellas will attach to picnic bench style desks that the students use and will keep them safe from the sun.

Kids are eager to learn in an outside setting.

These umbrellas will help students be able to participate without worrying about sunburn, as well, giving them a break from the heat. The best part is that all students in the school will benefit from this. They will be able to use them as they complete science units in all grade levels. It will become a beautiful community space where all students can get outside and learn.

Mrs. Stobbs
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sport-Brella Versa-Brella 4-Way Swiveling Sun Umbrella (Firebrick Red) • Amazon Business $19.99 5 $99.95
Sport-Brella Versa-Brella 4-Way Swiveling Sun Umbrella (Midnight Blue) • Amazon Business $19.99 5 $99.95

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