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Mrs. Golden from Winston Salem NC is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Learning Environment That Transcends

My students need a place to feel safe and a place where they can learn with a rug, rockers, table, and books.

  • $612 goal

This project expired on December 16, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Welcome to the land of the brilliant bees! Our students will pollinate seeds of greatness! They'll read with comprehension and fluency, explore the writing process, practice social studies skills, science, and math!!! It takes a village to educate a child. Together we can accomplish anything! Our goal is to make our students career and college ready. We also want them to become well-rounded citizens. We will achieve this through caring and compassionate teaching. Our students can accomplish their goals and dreams!

"According to all the laws of aerodynamics, a bumblebee should not be able to fly.

Its wingspan is too small for the size of its body. It can't get enough lift. But here's the key: Nobody told the bumblebee, so it flies anyway. It just did what was natural and started flapping its wings and took off into the air." -Mary Kay Ash

Sometimes in life we have to soar beyond our expectations...and we will!

My Project

Greetings! The materials I am requesting for our students are to help make them feel like they are in a comfortable, secure, environment. Unfortunately, a majority of our students live in poverty. I don't know exactly what they go through every day, but I do know that I've taught students who were homeless, students who were hungry, students whose parents are no longer in the home (so they move from place to place), and multiple other challenges.

I'm a teacher who believes in teaching the whole child.

It is hard to have a student focus who is concerned where they are sleeping that night, wondering whose house they will stay at for the night, or wondering where their next meal will come from. I have come to the conclusion that I cannot control everything that happens outside of the classroom, but I can control what goes on between these four walls. I desire to have a classroom and reading area that transcends. No matter what my students are going through, I desire to have a place where they can escape from whatever is going on in their lives so their sole focus is learning. For me, my escape from life's problems came through books and reading about other places. It was nice to escape and use my imagination to visualize other places around the world and the universe. I would love for my students to be able to "step" into a book and experience more things life has to offer.

Donations to this project will help students have a safe, comfortable reading environment, that is their own. My students will become better readers. We will use the literacy carpet for whole and small group instruction. The reading chairs will be used in the reading center. We truly need your support. Thank you!

Mrs. Golden
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 34 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Circletime Early Learning KID$ Value PLUS Rug - 8' x 12' • Kaplan Early Learning Company $288.96 1 $288.96
Kiddie Rockerstm Set (2 Rockers & Table) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $106.21 1 $106.21
STEM Books for Kindergarten (Set of 6) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $39.91 1 $39.91
12-Pack Junior Toothbrushes • Kaplan Early Learning Company $12.71 1 $12.71

Materials cost

$447.79

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$34.93

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.72

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$519.44

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$91.67

Total project goal

$611.11

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$611.11

1 Donor

-$305.56

Donations toward project cost

-$259.73

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$45.83

match offer

-$305.54

Match offer toward project cost

-$259.71

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$45.83

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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