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Mrs. Orrok from Clifton NJ is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Stop, Collaborate and Listen! (...and Show Your Work)

Help me give my students a spot to collaborate and create a hands on learning space.

  • $789 goal

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My Students

Welcome to our K-2 ESL classroom! This is a class with high expectations, high energy and high interest but, we are always looking to improve our learning. We are a Title I school in northern New Jersey. In our district,​ we currently have 51 home languages! We are multifaceted learners who are either first generation or port of entry students.

Our classroom offers a chance to celebrate the diversity found in everyday life.

In it we are given the chance to learn from differences instead of being scared of them. We are eager to learn and are ready to explore! Each day we come in with a smile on our face, ready to try our absolute best. We love to learn and love showing it to everyone who walks through our classroom door.

My Project

By adding a dry-erase kidney table in our classroom, it will allow for enhanced learning for my English Language Learners. We work in small groups and the table will allow them to show what they are thinking when they do not know how to relay it orally in English. Students can break down the language barrier and work collaboratively by drawing out or using simple words or phrases on the table in color rather than paper and pencil.

This table will make a difference in our classroom.

This table will also allow our ESL learners to be actively engaged in lessons because it allows for mistakes to be easily erased. Life is full of wonderful mistakes for us to learn from. The ability to quickly erase and try again brings down that wall of fear for many of our learners.

The education world is rapidly changing and having the ability to keep up with up to date resources is key. Dry-erase tables are the next great resource to have in a flexible, interactive, learning classroom. stated that "these classrooms allow students to choose, or to create, the spaces they need to succeed—helping them understand themselves better as learners while building 21st-century skills like collaboration, communication, and creativity. A 2012 study from the University of Minnesota found that students participated 48% more in discussions in a classroom with collaborative group seating versus traditional lecture-style seating, and also improved their performance on standardized tests."

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Mrs. Orrok
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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FDP Dry-Erase Horseshoe Activity School and Classroom Kids Table (60 x 66 inch), Toddler Legs for Collaborative Spaces, Adjustable Height 15-24 inches - Whiteboard Top/Black Edge • Amazon Business $630.49 1 $630.49

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