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Mrs. Dellinges from Melrose Park IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

A Welcoming Place to Learn and Grow!

My students need a comfortable place to learn, explore, and dream of a bright future. I am creating a space where this is possible with the fluorescent light covers and a wide array of books.

  • $388 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach in a school where we value our students as our own children. I come to work everyday with the goal to help inspire and create life long learners.

My students are energetic fifth graders who love to explore and ask questions.

I work to create a classroom environment that is inviting and makes students feel comfortable taking risks. I have created multiple spaces for students to collaborate, and they love to be able to move around and work with others.

I love that fifth graders are ready to take on a challenge and go that extra mile. If you were to walk into my classroom you would hear laughter, see students collaborating, learning, and questioning.

My Project

Sitting under fluorescent lights for hours a day can be straining on anyone's eyes, especially when you are reading and looking at an iPad screen. With the addition of the fluorescent light covers, the classroom will automatically be more welcoming for the students. Classroom environment is so important when you are asking students to challenge themselves and dream big! I am continually working to create a space where students feel welcome and comfortable. We work hard, dream big, and have fun in our classroom everyday.

I see that students are more successful when they feel comfortable in the classroom and have choice.

Student choice in books is extremely important in order to foster a love for reading. I am constantly adding new books to my classroom library in order to excite students with new texts to read. The students faces light up when I introduce new books into our classroom library! I chose books that will help them to understand the journey to success and spark imagination in their minds.

All of the materials will help our classroom run smoothly, feel comfortable, and plan a bright future.

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 23 students.

7 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Educational Insights Fluorescent Light Filters (Tranquil Blue), Set of 4 • Amazon Business $27.69 2 $55.38
12LBS Heavy Duty Magnetic Hooks, Strong Neodymium Magnet Hook for Home, Kitchen, Workplace, Office and Garage • Amazon Business $16.99 2 $33.98
Educational Insights 1232 Patterned Fluorescent Light Filters—2-Pack • Amazon Business $15.95 2 $31.90
Trade Quest Letter Size Clipboard Low Profile Clip Hardboard (Pack of 30) • Amazon Business $29.75 1 $29.75
Magnetic Pocket Chart Squares for Classroom Teachers with 20 Dry Erase Flash Cards. 5 Hangers and 2 Hooks. (Red, blue, Green, Yellow) 17" X 14" Each • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Women in Sports: 50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $10.32 1 $10.32
Mistakes That Worked: 40 Familiar Inventions & How They Came to Be • Amazon Business $10.31 1 $10.31
Rising Above: How 11 Athletes Overcame Challenges in Their Youth to Become Stars • Amazon Business $8.39 1 $8.39
Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women • Amazon Business $8.33 1 $8.33
Salt in His Shoes: Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
The Diamond of Darkhold (Ember, Book 4) • Amazon Business $7.56 1 $7.56
The Prophet of Yonwood (Ember, Book 3) • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
The People of Sparks (The City of Ember) • Amazon Business $7.09 1 $7.09
The Kid Who Invented the Popsicle: And Other Surprising Stories about Inventions • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
Number the Stars • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
I Survived the Children's Blizzard, 1888 (I Survived #16) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
I Survived the Hindenburg Disaster, 1937 (I Survived #13) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
I Survived the Great Chicago Fire, 1871 (I Survived #11) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
I Survived the Eruption of Mount St. Helens, 1980 (I Survived #14) • Amazon Business $4.33 1 $4.33
I Survived the American Revolution, 1776 (I Survived #15) • Amazon Business $3.93 1 $3.93
I Survived the Joplin Tornado, 2011 (I Survived #12) • Amazon Business $3.77 1 $3.77

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