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Ms. W. from Birmingham AL is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Reader's Paradise

My students need a place that will motivate them to pick up a book and read.

  • $555 goal

This project expired on December 5, 2008.

This project expired on December 5, 2008.

I am a 3-5 grade teacher in an urban Alabama city. I teach students who for the most part reduced or free lunch.

Many students that come to me have not been exposed to going to the library or being read to at home. Therefore, they have not developed a love for reading. They see reading as something boring that you do in school.

I feel like these materials will help me finish off a great reading center in my room where students are motivated to come to the center and pick up a book. I feel like the bookshelf will help me display content books in a way that students can see all that is available to them. In addition, the chairs will allow students to get comfortable and enjoy reading.

You will help bring the joy of reading to many children who would not ordinarily have an enjoyable place to read for years to come.

Ms. W.
Never Before Funded Grades 3-5
  • McElwain Elementary School
  • Birmingham, AL
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Video Bean Bag Chair, Blue • Highsmith Inc. $60.76 1 $60.76
Bean Bag Lounger, Yellow • Highsmith Inc. $52.22 1 $52.22
Bean Bag Lounger, Blue • Highsmith Inc. $52.22 1 $52.22
BOOK DISPLAY 4 SHELF DRY ERASE BACK • ABC School Supply, Inc. $149.99 1 $149.99
Video Bean Bag Chair, Yellow • Highsmith Inc. $60.76 1 $60.76

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