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Mrs. Cruz from Tampa FL is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

A New Reading Nook

Help me give my students a comfortable place where they can immerse themselves in a good book! We would love two bean bag chairs, pillows, chalkboard and bulletin board materials to display our favorite books, goals, and progress.

  • $250 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I teach at a dynamic school that focuses on performing arts and environmental science. My students are extremely diverse, come from all areas, socioeconomic status, and backgrounds.

My students love to learn by enjoying hands-on, active lessons and are driven by technology and reading.

They are amazing students, leaders, and individuals! Our students are leaders who follow the 7 Habits of Happy Kids. They take initiative and use the habits to shape their lives and their learning. They lead to succeed!

My Project

My students are in need of a comfortable, inviting, reading spot where they can curl up with a good book. They are invited and expected to read a book of their choice every single day in my Language Arts class. I do weekly reading conferences with them, learn about their passions and interests, and use these to inspire them to be life long readers and to read for fun, for inspiration, and for learning.

The more my students read, the more successful they will be, not just on a test or on a report card, but in life.

I am committed to work every day to inspire all of my students to read no matter what their interests, abilities or backgrounds are. Students post what books they are reading, set goals for when they will finish, and share what they love about their books every single day. What I would love to add to my classroom is a more comfortable and inviting space to do this in. I currently have a comfortable rug, a rocking chair, and some lap desks. I am looking to add some pillows, bean bag chairs, and a chalk board wall that I will use to display student progress toward their reading goals and a place for students to share about their books.

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 44 students.

3 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Big Joe 645185 Dorm Bean Bag Chair, Spicy Lime • Amazon Business $39.21 2 $78.42
Pillow Perfect Indoor/Outdoor Forsyth Corded Rectangular Throw Pillow, Turquoise, Set of 2 • Amazon Business $36.30 1 $36.30
Chalkboard Contact Paper Roll - Black Vinyl Wall Decal Removable Sticker Poster - Extra Large 17.7 x 78.8 in. - Peel Stick Erase and Dry 5 Bonus Color Chalks DIY Blackboard & Adhesive Craft Wallpaper • Amazon Business $8.97 2 $17.94
12776-2280 - Fadeless Roll - 48" x 12 ft, Jet Black • Blick Art Materials $6.42 2 $12.84
STD5609 - Confetti Border • Lakeshore Learning Materials $3.99 2 $7.98
STD3571 - Confetti Circle Border • Lakeshore Learning Materials $3.99 1 $3.99

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