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Ms. Gardiner from Columbus OH is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Shelf is a House for Good Ideas!

Help me give my students a literature organizer so they can all have their own space for their work, new books, a laminator, lamination pouches, and more.

  • $587 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach math, science and social studies to some very passionate third graders!

They love to learn new things and are always up for a fun experiment!

They ask such thought provoking questions and have so much potential. They make my heart full.

My Project

The use of a literature organizer will allow students to have their own space to keep their work. Having that autonomy for students will allow us to create a strong sense of routine and organization in the classroom. As well, as having access to a laminator will help us customize name tags and special projects so that student work areas can be better showcased.

By donating to our project, you will not only help to improve and increase student focus and organization, you will ultimately help to increase their academic achievement.

By providing a variety of book series, students will have multiple options to find a book that will peak their interest and increase their reading ability.

Ms. Gardiner
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Safco 36 Compartments Literature Organizer, Medium Oak (9424MO) • Staples Advantage $199.99 1 $199.99
Harry Potter (8 Books) • AKJ Education $74.77 1 $74.77
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Box of Books 1-4 Revised • AKJ Education $40.88 1 $40.88
TRU RED Side Load Stackable Plastic Letter Tray, Black, 6/Pack (TR55329) • Staples Advantage $28.99 1 $28.99
Mind Reader Stackable Side Loading Letter Tray, Black Metal, 2/Pack (DSTACK2-BLK) • Staples Advantage $24.99 1 $24.99
Staples Thermal & Cold Laminator, 9.5" Width, White (5738801) • Staples Advantage $24.42 1 $24.42
Staples Thermal Pouches, Letter, 100/Pack (17468) • Staples Advantage $24.03 1 $24.03
Dog Man: The Epic Collection: From the Creator of Captain Un • AKJ Education $21.88 1 $21.88
Wonder • AKJ Education $9.73 1 $9.73
I Love My Hair! • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
The Story Of Ruby Bridges: Special Anniversary Edition (Common Core Exemplar) • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10

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