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Mr. Newcomer from Montgomery PA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Place to Learn is the Place to Be!

Help me give my students pillows, clipboards, a rug, a lounger and books for a great classroom learning environment at my school district!

  • $429 goal

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My Students

My 12 through 14-year-old students have gone to school together for most of their lives. They are a group of down-to-earth kids from a small, rural town in Pennsylvania. Since many of them have been together since Pre-K, the students and their families know each other well. Over a third of the students qualify for a free or reduced-price lunch.

Classroom environment is essential for the every day learner.

Every student learns in a different environment. My students are a mixture of kids who have different learning styles; some learn better through auditory (hearing) activities, and others need visual (seeing) activities. This is where this project will certainly come in handy. I would like to get a few classroom environment friendly items to include in my classroom. These items would help create a small area where the students can relax and work on some of their projects together.

I know that the students will benefit from these items.

My Project

My students will be able to experience learning a new way! It will give them a great feeling of safety in a classroom environment.

What I am trying to give them is a place where they can sit beyond the traditional chair and desk.

I believe that students learn in different ways as well as different settings. Sometimes a good way to learn is on some comfortable cushions and a rug to spread out on. We will be using those specific books for reading assignments on the rug and cushions that are also in the project. We would be using the clipboards as a place the students can put their activity or project on so that they can successfully do their homework on the rug with the cushions.

The supplies that I am asking for are quite simple, but I believe will have a positive impact on my students' learning and their overall progression in my classes.

Mr. Newcomer
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Deluxe Comfort Microsuede Bed Rest - Reading and Bedrest Lounger - Sitting Supprt Pillow - Soft But Firmly Stuffed Fiberfill - Backrest Pillow With Arms, Brown • Amazon Business $31.99 2 $63.98
Deluxe Comfort Microsuede Bed Rest Pillow 22" x 17" x 9" Purple • Amazon Business $29.99 2 $59.98
Wildkin 80x39 Inch Play Rug, Features Durable Design, Vibrant Colors, and Skid-Proof Backing, Coordinates with Other Room Décor, Olive Kids Design – USA Map • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Global SmartBuy Reading Pillow Shredded Foam Bed Rest Pillow | Pillow Chair with Arms - 15 inch (Light Grey, Large) • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
The Trial of Galileo: Aristotelianism, the "New Cosmology," and the Catholic Church, 1616-1633 (Reacting to the Past) • Amazon Business $34.43 1 $34.43
Greenwich Village, 1913: Suffrage, Labor, and the New Woman (Reacting to the Past) • Amazon Business $33.15 1 $33.15
Henry VIII and the Reformation of Parliament (Reacting to the Past) • Amazon Business $32.87 1 $32.87
Trade Quest Plastic Clipboard Transparent Color Letter Size Low Profile Clip (Pack of 6) (Assorted) • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95

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