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Mrs. Duma from Pittsfield MA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Are Courageous, Creative, and Collaborative!

Help me give my students a Whiteboard/Markerboard Dry Erase Table, colorful stools, and portable lap desks to enhance their small group learning experiences.

  • $871 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My second grade classroom is part of a small school nestled in the heart of the Berkshires. We have two classrooms per grade level, grades K-5. Our school encourages students to have a “never give up” attitude demonstrating grit in all that they do. 45.3% of our students come from economically disadvantaged homes. However, this doesn't stop them from doing amazing things!

My students are the most kind and compassionate group of students, who are eager to make the world a better place.

My students are creative, thoughtful, determined, and hard-working! They are full of questions and absolutely love hands-on learning experiences that allow them to show off their creativity and thinking. These students come to school enthusiastic and ready to learn each and every day. They are a true inspiration and an absolute joy to teach!

Our school prides itself on building a collaborative working environment where students are able to take academic and social risks. We believe that students of all abilities can learn, achieve, and be successful.

My Project

I use whiteboards daily in my small group instruction. These whiteboards take up space and need to be replaced every few years. My hope is that the Whiteboard/Markerboard Dry Erase Table will last longer, take up less space on my shelves, and will allow easier access to quick formative assessments in both reading and math.

My students are more engaged, productive, and collaborative when they are able to pick their own working space!

The students in my classroom utilize flexible seating options. While some students choose to work at their desk, many students prefer other seating options to complete their work. Upon entering my classroom you may find students sitting on yoga balls in our office space, on teacher-made crate seats at a small table, propped up on pillows on the floor, sitting in our circle area, or huddled around a small table. These colorful stools and lap desks will be an excellent addition to our other flexible seating options.

Flexible seating allows students to have choice, builds community, allows children to move, provides comfort, collaboration, and sensory input. These benefits have been linked to better behavior, less distractions, and increased motivation and engagement. Flexible seating improves core strength and posture and creates a better oxygen flow to the brain.

Mrs. Duma
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
AmTab - WAK366D - Whiteboard/Markerboard Dry Erase Table, Activity Legs, Kidney, 36" W x 72" L, Multiple Color Options Available • Amazon Business $519.37 1 $519.37
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Blue • Amazon Business $30.12 4 $120.48
Norwood Commercial Furniture NOR-1101AC-SO Plastic Stack Stools, 17.75" Height, 11.75" Width, 11.75" Length, Assorted Colors (Pack of 5) • Amazon Business $59.74 1 $59.74

Materials cost

$699.59

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.49

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$740.08

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$130.60

Total project goal

$870.68

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$870.68

9 Donors

-$765.60

Donations toward project cost

-$684.83

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$80.77

Matching donations from our partners

-$65.00

Match offers toward project cost

-$55.25

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$9.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$40.08

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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