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Ms. Perks from Camden NJ is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Table Talk

Help me give my students a learning environment where they can ALL succeed and receive the kind of attention that they deserve.

  • $1,029 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach in an urban district where students grow up quickly. My 8th grade ELA students are ambitious and driven. They have big plans for their futures and love trying new things. These are students who are extremely self-aware and strong advocates for themselves. I have no doubt that I have some serious power players in my classes who will change the world.

My students know what they need in order to be the best learners that they can be.

This is a huge help to me as an educator because their abilities to articulate themselves like this works to help me set personal goals for each individual learner. As an educator, my goal is to provide them with the kind of education that they deserve. I want them to know how much I care about them and their success.

My Project

Currently, I teach students who are all over the map in their learning (pun intended- we use MAP Test to benchmark!). I want to be able to pull groups of students and address common instructional needs so that all of them can grow academically.

We have these large desks in our classroom right now that are kind of awkward and take up a lot of space in the classroom.

They aren't exactly ideal for collaborative learning and I find that many students would prefer to sit on the floor or at the resource table at the back of the classroom. It's also extremely difficult to pull the kids in groups because it means rearranging these large desks. I'd like to get rid of the desks and use tables for my students instead. By having my students sit at tables, they are interacting and creating a positive classroom climate. The horseshoe table also affords me the opportunity to call students to a section of the room where I can challenge them or provide assistance as needed.

Ultimately, I'm looking to turn my classroom into an environment where I can reach the needs of every single student who enters through my door.

Ms. Perks
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Berries Prism Horseshoe Activity Table Edgebanding Colors: Teal-005, Table Height: 24"-31" Adult (A) • Teachers' School Supply $367.03 1 $367.03
Berries Prism Round Activity Table Table Size: 42" Diameter, Table Height: 24"-31" Adult (A), Table Color: Purple-004 • Teachers' School Supply $191.68 1 $191.68
Berries Prism Round Activity Table Table Size: 42" Diameter, Table Height: 24"-31" Adult (A), Table Color: Teal-005 • Teachers' School Supply $191.68 1 $191.68

Materials cost

$750.39

Vendor shipping charges

$82.54

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.26

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$874.19

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$154.27

Total project goal

$1,028.46

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,028.46

1 Donor

-$889.19

Donations toward project cost

-$874.19

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$139.27

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$0.00

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