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Mrs. Means from La Mesa CA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Storage, Seating, and STEM

My students need flexible seating options such as a rug, floor seats, and lap desks. They also need LEGO DUPLO baseplates and animal habitat kits for STEM activities.

  • $816 goal

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My Students

My sweet students come from diverse backgrounds and bring a large array of experiences to our room. One thing they all have in common is using their imaginations and creating a happy world within our walls.

Daily, my students overcome a variety of basic challenges - getting breakfast, making it to school, and having homework completed.

Our school is a Title I urban school with the most diverse population in our district, serving free or reduced-price lunch to over 80% of our students. School becomes a safe haven for these scholars where expectations are the same every day, and their basic needs are met. While they come to school to learn, they thrive when they are given the opportunity to utilize a variety of resources to make learning real and fun. This is what keeps them coming back and keeps them hooked into learning the rigorous academic standards.

My Project

Students will use glue sticks to enhance STEM project learning and my students also need clipboards to record observations in the outdoor learning spaces. These materials will allow students to work on the science curriculum in many different ways. In order to have these amazing materials, we need storage bins and containers as well! The storage bins will be helpful for students to take control of their learning and in doing so become independent learners.

The LEGO DUPLO baseplates, animal habitat, and community helper kit will help students work cooperatively with peers as well as gain an understanding of scientific concepts by using STEM-based materials.

The rug, flexible seating chairs, lap desks, and cushions will all be placed around the STEM center and will be beneficial for ALL of my students who have varying emotional and physical needs. We are looking forward to adding to our STEM centers and know these items will be a great help!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Plastic Bins - for Organizing Toys or Closet. Kid's School Storage Bins with Handles. Holds 8.5" x 11" Letter Paper - Flexible & Shatterproof (6 Piece Set) By Rainbow Bins • Amazon Business $29.99 2 $59.98
Winsome Wood Boris Bench Cushion Seat • Amazon Business $29.95 2 $59.90
Unique Loom Trellis Collection Black 4 x 6 Area Rug (4' x 6') • Amazon Business $58.46 1 $58.46
UHU Stic Permanent Clear Application Glue Stick, 0.29 oz, 12 Sticks per Pack (99450) • Amazon Business $16.99 3 $50.97
LC405BU - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
LC405GR - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
LC405RG - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Orange • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
Smart Builder Toys 60 Piece Animal Set Wild Farm Ocean Desert & Accessories (Duplo Compatible) • Amazon Business $44.99 1 $44.99
Trade Quest Letter Size Clipboard Low Profile Clip Hardboard (Pack of 30) • Amazon Business $29.75 1 $29.75
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Blue • Amazon Business $25.00 1 $25.00
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Green • Amazon Business $25.00 1 $25.00
Compatible Baseplates for Large Building Blocks (DUPLO Compatible) 4 Pack Set 1 Green,1 Light Green,1 Grey,and 1 Blue Large 10" x 15" Plastic Baseplate -Tight fit with Duplo Blocks • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Play Build Community Figures Set - 16 Pieces - Bulk Starter Kit Includes Police Man, Farmer, Fire Fighter, Conductor, Mom, Dad, Grandpa, Kids & More - Compatible with LEGO DUPLO Building Blocks • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
LC511RG - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Orange • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
LC511GR - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
LC511BU - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
Expo 80174 Low Odor Chisel Point Dry Erase Marker Pack, Designed for Whiteboards, Glass and Most Non-Porous Surfaces, 4 Assorted Color Markers, Pack of 4 Blisters • Amazon Business $11.11 1 $11.11

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