Donor's Choose and Caring Classrooms

Aloha friends!  Spring is in the air and my little munchkins are starting to get antsy!  I have had to tighten up the reigns in the classroom and we need to really stick to those routines to keep everyone on track.  I hope things are a bit calmer in your classrooms!

I just wanted to share my latest Donor's Choose project that was funded recently.  I love it so much!!

My new kidney table from Lakeshore.

I have needed this table for so long and it was finally funded in the last 30 days of the project!

The parents in my classroom were very supportive and I received almost half of the funding in the first week when I posted it in December.  After that, my project sat untouched for a few months.  I sent out emails to friends and family and that raised a bit more, but still had a lot left on the project.  

Now that I am doing guided reading and math groups, having a comfortable spot for my students was so important and I really needed more space.  I put in a large donation myself to get closer to my goal, but it was still too much for me to pay all on my own.

Then I discovered Caring Classrooms.

I had heard a little bit about their Facebook page, but had never really looked into it.  I am so glad I did!

Basically you go to the Caring Classrooms page on Donor's Choose. You donate to projects that are on the page.  It can be as little as a $1 donation.  Once you have donated then you can enter to have your project placed on their page.  It gets tons of exposure and most likely will get funded.

Well, I decided to give it a try.  I went to their Donor's Choose page {click Here} and chose a few projects that I wanted to help fund.  I donated to each one and then posted on their Facebook page. That was it. The following week I found out that my project had been chosen to be placed on their page!  They announced it on Facebook on their Sunday Fund-Day post and it was fully funded in a few hours!!

I can't tell you how happy and excited I was that my project was funded so quickly!  I gave a little and received so much in return!  Teachers helping other teachers to get their projects funded.

Laura Candler from Teaching Resources is one of the gurus behind this great idea.  Swing by her website to find out all the details on getting your project funded. {Click Here}

Just a few more picks of our new table in action.

Writing help from our Sped teacher.
My students love going to the table and sitting in the "Teacher's Chair".

I am so thankful to Donor's Choose for helping me to add wonderful teaching tools and resources to my classroom.  The Caring Classrooms Community has now added a new way to help get our projects funded and into our classrooms.  Mahalo!!


  1. I love the concept of giving this way. While I don't have a big project at present I am keen to have a look at what others are doing. Glad you got your collaborative learning centre. It looks wonderful. Would love to know who your supplier was. These tables are quite hard to find in Australia.
    All the best
    Julie :-)
    Mrs Stowe's Kinder Cottage

    1. Julie the table came from Lakeshore. The link is above under the first picture :)

  2. Great idea and the table looks fabulous! Enjoy your little guys. :)
    Creating Lifelong Learners

  3. This is amazing! I have heard of Donors Choose but never Caring Classrooms. I need to look into it. Thanks!

    My Carolina Classroom

  4. I love Donors Choose! I've used it twice. I'm excited to hear about this other great resource. There are only so many projects your friends and family care to see! Lol. Thank you!

  5. Corinna,

    This is awesome! I love how the table matches your blog color scheme too!
    (And I'm also jealous that your fellow teacher gets to wear shorts to work! Oh, to work in Hawaii!)

    Teaching Voracious Learners


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