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Mrs. Orman from Indianapolis IN is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Shelf Is A House For A Book

My students need accessible shelving to help them more easily find the perfect book. They also need pillows.

  • $284 goal

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My Students

I am a fifth grade teacher in a low socioeconomic community, in a classroom with diverse students. Students who are trying to learn English, how to better control their emotional responses, or simply struggling to focus on the task at hand. My students come to school every day with a lot on their minds from home.

I make it my personal job to create an environment that makes it easier to guide their thoughts to only what is going on in our classroom.

Often times my students need to take unplanned breaks mid-day, or move or stand while they are completing an assignment. They need ways to wiggle and work through their distractions without creating a disruption. My goal is to supply my students with readily available resources in the room in order for them to focus and learn to the best of their ability.

I plan to make my classroom a welcoming, comfortable, and efficient environment for learning for each and every student that enters my classroom.

My Project

My students love to read, but do not have relaxing places to read at home. Being a newer teacher, my reading center is not as comfortable as it could be either. Currently, we have two metal shelves. We have recently received a grant for many wonderful new books, but do not have the room to display them on the shelves. The pillows will also give students mobile, comfortable places to sit as they explore new worlds around our classroom.

To help my students more efficiently find the perfect book, I would like more a more effective shelving option that also feels a little more inviting.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
ComfyDown 95% Feather 5% Down, 32 Inch Diameter Round Decorative Pillow Insert, Sham Stuffer - MADE IN USA • Amazon Business $44.99 2 $89.98
Tespo Wire Cube Storage Shelves Book Shelf Metal Bookcase Shelving Closet Organization System DIY Modular Grid Cabinet 20 cubes • Amazon Business $69.99 1 $69.99
Whitmor Storage Cubes - Stackable Interlocking Wire Shelves - Black (Set of 6) • Amazon Business $23.99 2 $47.98

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