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Ms. Scott from Baltimore MD is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Classroom Built for Learning

My students need supplies and furniture to provide a nurturing and engaging learning environment.

  • $884 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work in Baltimore City elementary school. Because this school is a neighborhood school, there is a strong sense of community throughout the building. Most of them receive Title I services. I love teaching math because I hated it growing up and my goal is to make my students feel confident with the problems and assessments they are given so that they can consider math as part of their future. In social studies they benefit from units with overarching themes and student choice in assessments. They are some of the most talented and inspiring students I have ever worked with.

Although I am new to this school this year, I am looking forward to creating a positive and safe learning environment for our students.

This is crucial because they don't always have that outside of school so it is my job to provide it at school. I want them to want to come into my classroom and learn.

My Project

Students need a safe and engaging learning environment. They need a space in which they have the freedom to choose where and how they want to learn. Most of these materials are built for that. I've asked for carpet squares for every student which will allow them to sit anywhere in the room that is optimal for their learning. Because there is no natural light coming into my classroom, I have asked for lamps and string lights to provide a warm, but bright environment. The bean bag chairs will be a great addition to provide students with a comfortable environment to read or calm themselves down if necessary. With flexibility in seating, students can take ownership over their learning in a safe environment.

I have requested the various classroom supplies to provide the most engaging and comfortable learning for my students.

It is honestly shocking how just giving students a dry erase marker on a sheet protector immediately engages them in their learning. They also will feel more comfortable making mistakes when they can easily erase and rewrite their work. Scissors and glue help students with hands on assignments to help their brains internalize information. The clipboards will allow them to continue their work anywhere at any time.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Joy Carpets Kid Essentials Misc Solid Color Joy In A Box 24 Carpet Square Set Area Rug, Multicolored, 16" x 16" • Amazon Business $129.99 1 $129.99
Big Joe 98-Inch Bean Bag, Limo Black • Amazon Business $39.99 2 $79.98
Kids Area Rug U.S.A. Map Reversible Learning Carpet Play Time Design 8 (5 Feet 3 Inch X 7 Feet 2 Inch Reversible) • Amazon Business $79.00 1 $79.00
Big Joe Classic Bean Bag Chair, Chartreuse Polka Dot • Amazon Business $38.74 1 $38.74
SUNLLIPE LED Torchiere Floor Lamp - 70 inches Sturdy Standing 9W Integrated LED Energy Saving Uplight for Living Room, Dorm, Bedroom, and Office - White • Amazon Business $18.92 2 $37.84
Clipboards (Set of 30) by Office Solutions Direct! ECO FRIENDLY Hardboard Clipboard Pack, Low Profile Clip Standard A4 Letter Size, Classroom Supplies • Amazon Business $36.95 1 $36.95
TaoTronics LED String Lights 33 ft with 100 LEDs, Waterproof Outdoor & Indoor Decorative Lights for Bedroom, Garden, Patio, Parties. UL588 and TUVus Approved (Copper Wire Lights, Warm White) • Amazon Business $11.74 3 $35.22
Big Joe Classic Bean Bag Chair, Candy Pink Polka Dot • Amazon Business $34.72 1 $34.72
Learning Carpets Solid Color Square Carpet, Three Colors • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Expo Fine Point Dry Erase Markers Bundle – 5 Items: 12 Black Markers, 12 Red Markers, 12 Blue Markers, 12 Assorted Color Markers, Bright Colorful Rectangle Sticky Note Pad – Low Odor • Amazon Business $28.98 1 $28.98
Dry Erase Pockets - 36-Pack Reusable Plastic Sheet Protectors, Shop Ticket Holders for Office, Classroom, School, Education Supplies, 6 of Each 6 Colors, 11.5 x 13.2 x 2.5 inches • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
Westcott School Left and Right Handed Kids Scissors, 5" Blunt, Pack of 24, Assorted • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
AmazonBasics Thermal Laminator • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Best Dry Erase Markers (BULK SET OF 36!) in Assorted Colors - Usable on any Whiteboard Surface - Fine Point White Board Pens in 12 Different Colors - Including Black, Neon, Red, Green, Blue, & More • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
MFLABEL Thermal Laminating Pouches - 8.9-Inch x 11.4-Inch, 5 Mil, Pack of 100 • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Dixon Wood-Cased Graphite Pencils, 2 HB Soft, Yellow, 144 Count (14412) • Amazon Business $10.58 1 $10.58
Dixon Wood-Cased Graphite Pencils, 2 HB Soft, Yellow, 144 Count (14412) • Amazon Business $10.58 1 $10.58
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 30 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks • Amazon Business $10.00 1 $10.00

Materials cost

$670.52

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$40.23

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.06

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$750.81

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$132.50

Total project goal

$883.31

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$883.31

13 Donors

-$605.95

Donations toward project cost

-$525.56

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$80.39

match offer

-$265.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$225.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$39.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$12.36

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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