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Mrs. M. from San Jose CA is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

To See the Power of Reading

The cost of a Thick Activity Horseshoe Table, six 16" chairs and an adjustable 15-20" chair is $594, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $618 goal

This project expired on April 24, 2007.

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I would like to get a horseshoe table and chairs to go with it for my guided reading and strategy group lessons. The horseshoe shape makes students more accessible, while they are reading, during the guided reading lesson. It would also be used for a quieter place to conduct assessments during the year. Last year was the final year of Christopher School's Title VII grant. We are already feeling the effects of being in a low socio-economic neighborhood where families struggle to meet daily needs. Now we are maintaining instruction with a lower budget, making my wish non-fundable by the school, district, or families. I work with a great team of teachers (there are four of us) in the second grade and we share our students (80) for guided reading and English Language Learner instruction, therefore, all 80 students will benefit from the table and chairs. We are also working on Cycle of Inquiry teaching and during the cycle we have lab-class lessons that we do for each other. When the team and coaches are observing a guided reading lesson in my room, there will be more space for them to move around the table to watch the students and myself. Having a horseshoe table in my room for guided reading and strategy lessons will help me and my peers to "see the power of reading."

Mrs. M.
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mahar 1 1/8" Thick Activity Table Horseshoe 60W" x 66L" - 25-30" Legs • $168.12 1 $168.12
Scholar Craft 190 Series - Solid Star Chair 15-20" Adjustable Seat Height • $90.95 1 $90.95
Virco Manufacturing 9000 Series Classroom Chair 16" Seat Height • $23.85 6 $143.10

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