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Mrs. Giordano from Penns Grove NJ is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Comfortable Read

Help me give my students a comfortable spot to really snuggle up and enjoy books in our classroom so they learn the joy of reading!

  • $306 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My school is located in a small rural community in southwest New Jersey. Although this is a low socioeconomic area, my students strive to achieve beyond their current situation.

The goal of my 5th ELA classroom is to inspire a true, life-long love of reading for my students.

They are smart, funny, interesting 9-11 year olds with active imaginations. Many are struggling readers, but want to improve. I feel lucky to teach them right here in my own community where I get to see my students grow into successful adults.

My Project

The goal of every ELA teacher is to really foster a love of reading. If students have a cozy place to enjoy a book in our classroom, especially with a friend, it will encourage them to read more. I have students that want to come back to the classroom at recess and read in addition to reading during the school day. I buy hundreds of book at garage sales and thrift shops for my kids, but we don’t really have a soft spot to enjoy them. We need a comfortable place in the room for this that includes Soft Seats and a carpet. When children are relaxing when they read, they are reading more, and that is the goal- to want them reading! The more they read, the better they get at practicing word attack skills, using context clues, practicing fluency, and building their vocabularies. And they think it’s fun!!

Mrs. Giordano
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 23 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC162 - Navy Blue Rectangular Carpet - 4' x 6' • Lakeshore Learning Materials $119.00 1 $119.00
DD370X - Soft Seats - Set of 6 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $56.99 1 $56.99
LC405BU - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99

Materials cost

$225.98

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.39

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$259.37

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$45.77

Total project goal

$305.14

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$305.14

1 Donor

-$305.14

Donations toward project cost

-$259.37

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$45.77

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$0.00

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