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Mrs. Cassidy from Bronx NY is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Quiet Place to Read

Help me give my students a place to read and focus before going home for the day.

  • $710 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work with ESL 6th graders in a poor socioeconomic neighborhood in the South Bronx. Many of my students are from the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. Their families have made enormous sacrifices for their family to bring them here to the United States.

My students are amazing.

They show such great resilience. They choose not to be products of their environment. Many of them start with a negative attitude toward​ school, but once they see the love and compassion inside the room, they are changed forever.

My Project

Sometimes a hot meal and a good night's sleep are not accessible for everyone. I have a group of students who come before me every day with multiple obstacles that should hinder their learning. But it does not. Just like I give my students 100% every day, they do the same in return. We end our school day with DEAR time. The children love this time to sit quietly and read. Either they read independently or we read as a group. Lately, I have been finding that they want an alternative place to sit beside their desk. They tell me that after the long day, the desk is not comfortable. The students do not always have a comfortable place in their home to sit and read enjoyably. I would love to give them the opportunity to just be comfortable and be a child who loves to read. With flexible seating, I can create a safe, special place for them to focus on their learning before going home. I have a perfect place in my classroom to place the rug with the soft seats and pillows. The children can also use this space for meditation​ or quiet time. I sometime have children come up to the classroom during lunch to put their head down and take a rest. This space would then also have a dual purpose. I know the children will love it.

Mrs. Cassidy
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC862 - Flex-Space Comfy Rectangular Classroom Carpet - 6' x 9' - Gray • Lakeshore Learning Materials $229.00 1 $229.00
LC189 - Comfy Pillows - Set of 5 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $129.00 1 $129.00
DD370X - Soft Seats - Set of 6 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $56.99 1 $56.99
LC405BU - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
LC405GR - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
LC405RG - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Orange • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99

Materials cost

$564.96

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.47

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$603.43

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$106.49

Total project goal

$709.92

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$709.92

3 Donors

-$709.92

Donations toward project cost

-$603.43

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$106.49

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$0.00

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