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Mrs. Rivera from E Palo Alto CA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Portable Classroom

Help me give my students a set of DESK AND STORAGE RACK - THE SURF LAP DESK - 30 PACK.

  • $1,149 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The moment my students walk through my classroom door, they are ready to get to work. I say, "Are you ready to rock?" and they respond with, "Ready to roll!" I expect nothing but the best from them, and I strive to be the best teacher and provide the best classroom environment I can.

My school serves Latino, Polynesian, and African-American students who live in deep poverty.

These are amazing students, full of life and character, who deserve nothing but the best. Most live in unfortunate situations at home; therefore, the classroom must be anything but unfortunate. I strive to make sure my students have all that they need to be successful in their academics.

My Project

A portable classroom. Leaving the four walls of the classroom to go outdoors for learning and projects is truly an amazing thing. There is something about being outdoors that invigorates the mind and body. I hope to be able to give my students as many experiences learning outdoors as possible.

Nature has a very "natural" way of helping students calm, focus, and quiet their minds and bodies as they listen to the sounds coming from around them.

Hearing the birds chirping, leaves rustling, cars driving by, etc., helps them to realize where they are, grounding them, allowing them to be able to focus on the reading, writing, math, or whatever task is at hand. I want to give my students the freedom of the outdoors with the structure of the classroom, through providing them with these portable lap desks that will allow them the benefit of sitting anywhere out in nature, with the comfort of a "desk."

Flexible seating is the beginning of giving students the freedom to learn according to their preferences and being able to hold class outdoors is as flexible as one could get. Partner with me to be able to give my students learning experiences while outdoors.

Mrs. Rivera
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
DESK AND STORAGE RACK - THE SURF LAP DESK - 30 PACK • School Specialty $783.97 1 $783.97
ECR4KIDS EGGPLANT OPTION ONLY • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00
ECR4KIDS SURF OPTION CLASS • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00

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