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Mrs. Chestnut from Malden MA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Third Time’s the Charm!

Help me give my students a table to help them collaborate throughout the whole day. I try to encourage teamwork in my classroom, and tables rather than desks can help make that happen!

  • $309 goal

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My Students

My students are Third grade ESL students, many of whom are from low-income families. They are a very diverse group of students; representing a number of different countries and languages. Many of them are brand new to the country and they are all working on developing their English language abilities.

These students will have a variety of needs and they will represent a wide range of abilities and skills.

They will need a lot of strategic instruction delivered in small group format in addition to whole group, partner work, and group work format.

My Project

This is my THIRD attempt trying to get a project for a table funded; so maybe it'll take hold this time! I have mostly tables in my classroom, but there is one area where I still have a set of four desks smooshed together. This one table could really pull the whole room together and I would finally be able to ditch those desks! Desks are not conducive to 21st century teaching practices that encourage collaboration and group work. Not only is it hard for the children to work together and have meaningful conversations where they are all looking at each other, but logistically, desks are just a nightmare! Supplies are always falling between them onto the floor, they are always moving around, and the students are unable to spread out supplies to really work. This table could be a great location for a center during both reading and math where right now, we are unable to use the cluster of desks at the back of the room; they are just taking up space.

Mrs. Chestnut
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 15 students.

5 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
EE543BU - 30" x 48" Rectangular Kids Colors™ Table - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $229.00 1 $229.00

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