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Ms. Smith from Waukesha WI is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

STEM! Collaborate and Listen!

My students need whiteboard tables for collaboration during math and STEM, and sensory toys to explore with during playtime.

  • $980 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are sweet, funny, wonderful kiddos! They come from many different backgrounds, although the majority of my students are eligible for free or reduced lunch. Our school serves both of our city's homeless shelters, so for many of my students, school is the place they feel the safest. Yet, even with so much adversity, my students consistently surprise me with what they can accomplish despite the challenges that may be in their way.

Our school is a warm and caring place for our students to come to every day, with staff that work extremely hard to help each child learn and grow.

I am blessed to be their teacher, and I will do everything I can to help them reach their full potential.

My Project

The materials in this project would get used daily and make a huge difference in our learning!

Getting whiteboard tables would save time, increase engagement, and boost collaboration between students during our math block!

I teach math to both first grade classes, and collaborating with others is a huge part of my math block! My students play math games, solve problems, and complete math journals all with their peers, and we teach them to show and explain their thinking as part of the process. Getting to write ON THE TABLE would be a huge motivator for reluctant mathematicians and encourage them to give it a go. It would also give them a larger space to record their thinking, as typical student sized whiteboards sometimes don't provide enough space for those overachievers!

The STEM toys and sensory materials would be used during playtime. I am ecstatic that for the first time in 8 years, first graders are getting playtime every single day! (We only used to be able to play on Fridays before.). I want my playtime to be meaningful and encourage exploration, which is why I think the STEM toys and sensory table items will be the perfect fit!

Thank you so much for taking a look at this project and for supporting classrooms here on DonorsChoose.org!

Ms. Smith
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 40 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TABLE - CS APOLLO ACTIVITY KIDNEY 48X72 - MARKERBOARD TOP - BLACK LOCK EDGE/UPPER LEG - SPECIFY TABLE HEIGHT • School Specialty $307.27 1 $307.27
TABLE - CS APOLLO ACTIVITY RECTANGLE 30X60 - MARKERBOARD TOP - SPECIFY T-MOLD EDGE/UPPER LEG COLOR - SPECIFY TABLE HEIGHT • School Specialty $195.27 1 $195.27
STERILITE 17551706 32 Quart/30 Liter ClearView Latch Box, Clear with Sweet Plum Latches, 6-Pack • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
PicassoTiles 100 Piece Set 100pcs Magnet Building Tiles Clear Magnetic 3D Building Blocks Construction Playboards, Creativity beyond Imagination, Inspirational, Recreational, Educational Conventional • Amazon Business $49.98 1 $49.98
Learning Resources Tumble Trax Magnetic Marble Run • Amazon Business $22.57 2 $45.14
Organic Cannellini Beans by Food to Live (Raw, Dried, Non-GMO, Kosher, White Kidney Beans in Bulk, Product of the USA) — 5 Pounds • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Rainforest Discovery Kit for Sensory Play (No Box) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Butterfly Garden Discovery Kit for Sensory Play (No Box) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Sensory & Tactile Play Ocean Exploration Discovery Kit with Water Beads, Shells, Ocean Animals and other Creatures • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Water Beads Ocean Tactile Sensory Experience - 4 Colors Sensory Beads Water Sensory Bags- 8,000ct • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Super Z Outlet Liquid Motion Bubbler for Sensory Play, Fidget Toy, Children Activity, Desk Top, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Goya Bean Black, 4 lb • Amazon Business $5.86 1 $5.86
OPTION CLASS - CS EDGE COLORS WITH TITANIUM • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00
OPTION CLASS - CS ACTIVITY TABLE ADJUSTABLE HEIGHT OPTION • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00
22-30 ADJ LEG • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00
22-30 ADJ LEG • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00
OPTION CLASS - CS ACTIVITY TABLE ADJUSTABLE HEIGHT OPTION • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00
BLACK (PP1) - CLASSROOM SELECT • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00

Materials cost

$741.41

Vendor shipping charges

$50.25

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.12

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$832.78

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$146.96

Total project goal

$979.74

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$979.74

26 Donors

-$917.62

Donations toward project cost

-$790.29

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$127.33

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$12.13

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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