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Mrs. Blunt from Richmond VA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Library that Relates and Inspires

My students need a classroom library that is complete with books that are filled with people that they can relate to, and comfortable seating options to create a cozy and inviting reading environment.

  • $405 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I teach in a Title 1 school where many students come from low-income homes and face challenges that no child should experience. My students enter my classroom with a bright smile ready to take on the day because I make it known that they are special and can accomplish anything when they work hard! I teach my students to be thinkers, questioners, and talker.

Our classroom motto is, "If you can dream it, you can achieve it!" I strive to create a classroom environment where no idea is to big.

Every student feels as though they are valuable and their voices are heard. Despite all of the hardships that my students face at home, they love coming to school to learn and create because they know that our classroom is a safe place for them to grow.

My Project

My students need books that have characters in them that they can relate to. The more they see realistic stories that tell about people of their culture, the more they will be inspired to read. My students works hard to build their stamina, but they often have a hard time finding books that truly interest them. I also believe that having comfortable wobble stools will create an inviting reading environment. The new books and seating will help to grow their love of literature tremendously.

Creating a library filled with African Americans and titles such as Miami Jackson Makes the Play, and Let the Children March will not only inspire my students to love literature, but also to build a sense of pride behind their culture.

Many of my students only read books at school, so it is important for me to introduce them to African American literature and show them how important it is to create a comfortable environment that makes them want to read often.

I will set the tone in class and hope that they go home and begin creating their own reading sanctuary so that they will want to read daily.

Mrs. Blunt
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Regency 1700RD Grow Height Adjustable Stool, Red • Amazon Business $90.08 2 $180.16
Let the Children March • Amazon Business $14.11 1 $14.11
You Should Meet Collector's Set: Women Who Launched the Computer Age; Mae Jemison; Misty Copeland; Jesse Owens; Duke Kahanamoku; Katherine Johnson • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $12.36 1 $12.36
Ada Twist, Scientist • Amazon Business $12.10 1 $12.10
1: African American Legends for Little Learners (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History • Amazon Business $11.68 1 $11.68
Look What Brown Can Do! • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Buried Bones Mystery (Clubhouse Mysteries) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Jaden Toussaint, the Greatest Episode 1: The Quest for Screen Time (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Jaden Toussaint, the Greatest Episode 2: The Ladek Invasion (Volume 2) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Lost in the Tunnel of Time (Clubhouse Mysteries) • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
Miami Jackson Makes the Play (A Stepping Stone Book) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Miami Gets It Straight (A Stepping Stone Book(TM)) • Amazon Business $4.53 1 $4.53
Jaden Toussaint, the Greatest Episode 3: Muffin Wars (Volume 3) • Amazon Business $4.08 1 $4.08
Miami Jackson Sees It Through (A Stepping Stone Book(TM)) • Amazon Business $3.18 1 $3.18
The Space Mission Adventure (Clubhouse Mysteries) • Amazon Business $3.14 1 $3.14

Materials cost

$309.46

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.64

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$344.10

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$60.72

Total project goal

$404.82

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$404.82

2 Donors

-$204.82

Donations toward project cost

-$174.10

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.72

match offer

-$200.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$170.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.00

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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