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Ms. Bursk from Portland ME is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Tables for Teaching, and Learning

My students need tables to work and collaborate. I currently do not have enough table space for my students and have been using folding tables that are not sustainable in the long run.

  • $1,571 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Deering High School is a unique place. I believe there is no place like it in Maine, where 36 different languages, a myriad of cultures, a fluidity of genders, athletes, thespians, scientists, activists and everyone in between converge in a supportive community.

At the end of each semester, my students leave feeling part of a small learning community.

I know because they share funny quotes from class before finals, come back to visit and tell me they miss the class.

My Project

By having a good tables students will have a place to work, collaborate, experiment and learn. Year after year our budgets continue to shrink and new furniture is the last thing we can afford. I am currently using folding tables and a variety of mismatched tables in my classroom.

Research has shown that the physical environment of the classroom has a direct impact on student performance.

These tables are specifically designed for scientific lab work. I teach biology, alternative education and marine ecology and the tables will provide a durable surface for collaborative, laboratory work. Please help my students understand that their school, their classroom and their learning is important.

Ms. Bursk
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 130 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CLASSROOM SELECT SCIENCE TABLES 24 X 48 - CHEMGUARD CHEMICAL RESISTANT BLACK HIGH PRESSURE LAMINATE WITH TWO BOOKBOXES 30 IN HIGH • School Specialty $279.97 4 $1,119.88

Materials cost

$1,119.88

Vendor shipping charges

$111.99

State sales tax

$55.99

3rd party payment processing fee

$16.80

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,334.66

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$235.53

Total project goal

$1,570.19

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,570.19

7 Donors

-$1,552.54

Donations toward project cost

-$1,334.66

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$217.88

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.65

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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