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Mrs. Bower from Albuquerque NM is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

A Reader Lives a Thousand Lives Before He Dies

My students need comfy cushions for independent reading time so that they can find a place in our room to read a good book. We also need plastic book covers to protect our class books.

  • $413 goal

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My Students

The school that I teach at is a public charter school, that is run like a private school. Students are admitted through a lottery program, which makes many of the students feel as though they are lucky to be a part of this community. Because we are a small, public school resources are limited. Students and teachers are required to provide most, if not all, of the supplies and texts that we need in our classrooms.

My students have a passion for learning and truly enjoy being a part of our school.

I have a large number of students who thank me when they leave my room, which was a concept completely foreign to me. At previous schools, my students dreaded being there, but at our school the environment is largely a positive one. I know it sounds cliche, but I really do enjoy seeing these students every day.

My Project

As an English teacher, the students in my class do quite a bit of reading and are responsible for purchasing their own books. So they don’t have to do that, I have a class set of each book we use, and they end up being pretty well loved.

We need to protect our books so that they last as long as possible.

Books aren’t cheap, especially when 120 students are using them. This is why book protectors are needed for my classroom! In addition to book protectors, a laminator for our class would significantly help with the various projects students do in our class, and would allow me to reuse items year after year instead of remaking them all time.

I'd also love to have some chair cushions that students can use either on their chairs or take to the floor so that they are comfortable while reading.

Mrs. Bower
Grades 6-8

This project will reach 125 students.

8 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
GoodGram 4 Pack Non Slip Honeycomb Premium Comfort Memory Foam Chair Pads/Cushions - Assorted Colors (Black) • Amazon Business $48.99 3 $146.97
Emraw Book Cover 2 Pack- Clear Self Adhesive Protective Covering for Books, Documents, Textbook, Hardcover, Paperbacks, Bible, Presentation etc (18" X 1.5 Yard) • Amazon Business $13.99 5 $69.95
Scotch PRO Thermal Laminator, Never Jam Technology Automatically Prevents Misfed Items, 2 Roller System (TL906) • Amazon Business $32.39 1 $32.39
Con-Tact 05F-C7R100-12 Brand Clear Adhesive Protective Liner Covering for Books and Documents, 13.5-Inches x 5-Feet • Amazon Business $5.98 5 $29.90
3M Laminating Pouch Kit With All varieties of Laminating Pouches • Amazon Business $19.65 1 $19.65
ClearBags 8x14 Clear Book Covers | For 7.75 Tall, 14 Wide | Protect Against Wear and Tear Water and Dust | Archival Safe, Acid Free | BC8 (Pack of 25) • Amazon Business $16.71 1 $16.71

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