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Mrs. Thomas from Camden NJ is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

A Whole New World

My students need an organized book center where a durable bookcase and colorful book bins will be available to them throughout the school year.

  • $329 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a Kindergarten teacher of 19 very eager learners. They are beautiful students in every aspect of the word. Although their socio-economic backgrounds define them as high poverty, living in a crime saddled urban setting, my students are still excited to learn. They love to question. They love to explore everything. To each and every one of my students, it is still an amazing world. It is a world waiting for them to discover every nook and corner. Their smiles are contagious. Their hugs are given freely.

As their classroom teacher, I strive to create a learning environment steeped in structure and organization yet, warm and engaging.

I want to create a learning environment that would give us more time to create lasting memories of great lessons and creative adventures!

My Project

An organized and well stocked library center promotes love of reading, especially at an early age. Every time a child opens a book, it is truly a whole new world opening to him/her. Starting with a solid bookcase and colorful bins to put our growing collection of beloved books, I envision a library center accessible to my young readers. The collection will be organized per author and/or topic in each colorful bin housed in this sturdy bookcase.

Having access to an organized and well stocked book center will help my students gain access to this new world.

Of course, learning to read makes this whole experience even better.

It is my hope that this love of reading carries on as they grow each year. As their kindergarten teacher, it is my mission to keep my young students engaged in pursuing their love of reading by exploring these books with me or on their own.

Mrs. Thomas
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, 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.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
JJ798 - Classroom Space-Saver Bookcase • Lakeshore Learning Materials $199.00 1 $199.00
AA758X - Connect & Store Book Bins - Set of 6 Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $23.19 2 $46.38

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