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Ms. Ronhovde from Oakland CA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Book in Hand

Help me give my students a library full of books they can borrow!

  • $547 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are the 3rd graders at East Oakland PRIDE Elementary School, and we are not just here to learn. We are here to question, create, solve, and inspire.

We strive for excellence.

We also understand that no matter how excellent we already are, there is always room for growth. Our classroom is a safe space where we foster a love of learning.

We live in East Oakland, but we come from all over the world! We know that public schools do not have enough money, but we do not let that stand in our way. We are empowered, so we find other more creative ways to get what we need. This page is one of those ways.

My Project

Our class library is our pride and joy. We have over 3,000 fiction and nonfiction titles, and we love getting to discover amazing new reading worlds each day. Every year, I have students tell me, "I wanted to be in this class, because I love your library." Reading is so central to the work we do, and I take so much pride in the space we have built together over the years.

The books in our classroom library are getting lonely.

It has been months since they got to spend time with the students who love them. Books are meant to be loved and read. They should never sit unused.

This project will help me create a safe way for students to get real books from our class library. It will also set them up to successfully read those books at home. The locking drop box and plastic book bags will give students a safe way to return books they have finished and pick up new books. The notebooks and timers will allow them to manage their independent reading time at home, and the batteries will make the timers usable.

Distance learning requires so much screen time. I would love to be able to put real books in the hands of students. Please help us create a safe system to do just that.

Ms. Ronhovde
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
KETER Delivery Box for Porch with Lockable Secure Storage Compartment to Keep Packages Safe, One Size, Brown • Amazon Business $187.23 1 $187.23
Mead Composition Book, 6 Pack of Wide Ruled Composition Notebooks, Wide Rule paper, 100 sheets (200 Pages), Pastel Color Notebook • Amazon Business $17.75 5 $88.75
Monaco B5 Original Portable Hangup Bag, 13-1/2" Height x 13-1/2" Width, 4 mil Gauge, Polyethylene, Clear, Pack of 10 • Amazon Business $16.27 3 $48.81
LinkDm 12 Pack Red Small Digital Kitchen Timer Magnetic Back and ON/Off Switch,Minute Second Count Up Countdown • Amazon Business $22.99 2 $45.98
AmazonBasics 36 Pack AAA High-Performance Alkaline Batteries, 10-Year Shelf Life, Easy to Open Value Pack • Amazon Business $10.99 2 $21.98

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