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Ms. Pendergrast from Denver CO is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

A Comfy Place to Read

Help me give my students a bean bag chair and a standing lamp for our classroom library. Also, I've include a pencil sharpener and pack of pencils.

  • $179 goal

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My Students

This will be my first year teaching 1st grade dual language (English/Spanish). I was so lucky at the end of last year to spend time with my incoming class of 1st graders. They are a diverse group of native Spanish and English speakers eager to become bilingual and practice their skills in both languages. I'll never forget hearing one native English speaker say to another, "Let's practice reading in Spanish now!" while the class was engaged in independent work stations.

My Project

Do you like to curl up in bed with a good book? Or, perhaps you enjoy reading on your sofa. I want to provide my students with the most comfortable area in our classroom to read. For this reason, I'm asking for a beanbag chair and a lamp to make sure that there is a cozy place to delve into stories as well as softer lighting to make the environment homier. These two items will not only make the library the most attractive spot in our classroom, but they will also help foster the love of reading. This is one of my biggest goals for my students; to fall in love with books and reading!

Furthermore, the electric pencil sharpener and an extra pack of pencils will serve for all of our writing assignments.

As the year goes on, I find that pencils are the classroom material we're constantly needing more of. This extra pack will help to serve as back up when supplies run low.

Ms. Pendergrast
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Big Joe 0630252 Lavender Polka Dot Classic Bean Bag Chair, Lavendar with White • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
X-ACTO School Pro Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener, Blue, 1 Count • Amazon Business $27.45 1 $27.45
Ikea 101.398.79 "NOT" Floor Uplight Lamp 69-inch includes IKEA LED Light Bulb E26 5W 400 Lumen • Amazon Business $25.49 1 $25.49
Ticonderoga Graphite Pencils, Wood-Cased #2 HB Soft, with Eraser, Yellow, 72-Pack. • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Ticonderoga Pencils, Wood-Cased, Graphite #2 HB Soft, Yellow, 96-Pack (13872) • Amazon Business $9.96 1 $9.96

Materials cost

$112.88

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$7.22

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.69

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$151.79

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$26.79

Total project goal

$178.58

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$178.58

2 Donors

-$178.58

Donations toward project cost

-$151.79

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.79

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$0.00

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