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Ms. B. from Chicago IL is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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The cost of several bean bag chairs, a jazz CD collection, poetry books such as The Dream Keeper and Other Poems by Langston Hughes, Leaves of Grass and more is $349, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $349 goal

This project expired on May 10, 2006.

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The Poetry lounge is ready for two snaps. Students love to hear and write poetry. They will enjoy performing their poems for their peers. In order to assist them with creating and writing poetry, they would benefit tremendously from having the opportunity to read and listen to a variety of published poems in our poetic lounge. They can create their own poems in an environment that is comfortable which would allow them to be creative in their writings. As a sixth grade language arts teacher it is fundamental to allow students to write in a variety of forms. I teach at a school where 90% of the students receive free or reduced lunches. My students will appreciate being able to lounge on cozy furniture and flip through an array of poetry books to spark their thinking. I want the students to have an opportunity to experience poetry as a creative outlet in writing to express their feelings and thoughts.

Ms. B.
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 32 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
High Back Bean Bag Chair, Dark Blue • Highsmith Inc. $45.62 2 $91.24
High Back Bean Bag Chair, Red • Highsmith Inc. $45.62 1 $45.62
JAZZ CD COLLECTION • Kaplan Early Learning Company $43.95 1 $43.95
Carver: A Life in Poems Marilyn Nelson, Marilyn Nelson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.25 1 $15.25
Selected Poems Gwendolyn Brooks • Barnes and Noble $10.80 1 $10.80
The Dream Keeper and Other Poems Langston Hughes, Brian Pinkney (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
Leaves of Grass: The First (1855) Edition Walt Whitman, Malcolm Cowley (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
My Black Me: A Beginning Book of Black Poetry Arnold Adoff (Editor), Various • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Honey, I Love and Other Love Poems Eloise Greenfield, Leo Dillon (Illustrator), Diane Dillon (Illustrator), Leo and Diane Dillon (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Spin a Soft Black Song Nikki Giovanni, George Martins (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.45 1 $4.45

Materials cost

$238.23

Vendor shipping charges

$23.82

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.96

Fulfillment labor & materials

$17.00

Total project cost

$285.98

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$62.78

Total project goal

$348.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$348.76

1 Donor

-$286.00

Donations toward project cost

-$286.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$62.78

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$0.00

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