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Ms. Hunter from Oakland CA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Student-Centered Classroom

Help me give my students a comfortable classroom with a reading corner carpet, flexible seating, and some basic classroom necessities.

  • $1,031 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My classroom is full of students who are thoughtful, unique, and creative leaders. They are problem-solvers, and they thrive when they have opportunities for hands-on activities that allow them to think deeply and creatively.

They are a diverse group of learners with vastly different interests, learning styles, and educational needs.

They all benefit when they have access to different types of resources. With severe budget cuts to our school this year, we are dependent on donations for our daily classroom resources to support the needs of our students.

My Project

As a first-year teacher, I am often pressed with making challenging, financially-motivated decisions throughout the year to enrich the learning community in my classroom. My project focuses on items that will not only help with instruction but also tackles some of my day-to-day needs as they will allow me to focus more on incorporating some lifelong skills, encouraging their imaginations, and challenging them to grow as students.

Students are more engaged and excited about their work when they can make more of their own choices and have access to the resources that every classroom needs.

Flexible seating allows students to choose where and how they will work best – maximizing their potential for becoming independent learners by introducing decision-based environments for each student. Magnetic teaching charts for ELA and manipulatives for Math give students more visual and hands-on strategies for learning. Many of the classroom necessities that really keep the classroom running smoothly -- paper, post-it notes, printer ink, and hand sanitizer -- are also becoming harder to provide, and donors like yourself can help me leverage your support throughout the year.

Ms. Hunter
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
HH188 - Reading Corner Classroom Carpet • Lakeshore Learning Materials $179.00 1 $179.00
TT670 - Mastering Math Games Library - Gr. 4-5 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $99.50 1 $99.50
Dial Professional 01585 Antibacterial Gel Hand Sanitizer with Moisturizers, 7.5oz Pump Bottle (Case of 12) • Amazon Business $39.64 2 $79.28
LC555BU - Flex-Space Giant Comfy Pillow - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
LC555GR - Flex-Space Giant Comfy Pillow - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
HP 65 Black & Tri-Color Original Ink Cartridges, 2 Cartridges (N9K01AN, N9K02AN) for HP DeskJet 2624 2652 2655 3722 3752 3755 3758 • Amazon Business $26.89 2 $53.78
LC511BU - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 3 $44.97
LC511GR - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 2 $29.98
Five Star Loose Leaf Paper, 3 Hole Punched, Reinforced Filler Paper, College Ruled, 11" x 8-1/2", 100 Sheets/Pack, 4 Pack (38032) • Amazon Business $13.96 2 $27.92
DD728 - Developing Writing Skills Magnetic Teaching Charts • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
DE190 - Reusable Write & Wipe Pockets - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $22.50 1 $22.50
DD933 - Literature Magnetic Teaching Charts • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
Post-it Super Sticky Notes, 2x Sticking Power, 3 in x 3 in, Rio de Janeiro Collection, 24 Pads, 70 Sheets/Pad, Cabinet Pack (654-24SSAU-CP) • Amazon Business $15.76 1 $15.76
HP Printer Paper, Multipurpose20, 8.5 x 11, Letter, 20lb, 96 Bright, 1,500 Sheets / 3 Ream Carton (112300C) Made In The USA • Amazon Business $14.41 1 $14.41
DD133 - Magnetic Fraction Circles • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
TA50AC - Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Assorted Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.19 2 $2.38

Materials cost

$764.43

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$69.95

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.47

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$875.85

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$154.56

Total project goal

$1,030.41

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,030.41

6 Donors

-$929.10

Donations toward project cost

-$875.85

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$53.25

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$101.31

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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