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Ms. Rooy from Kalamazoo MI is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Age-Appropriate Book Shelf

Help me give my students an age-appropriate bookshelf in which they can see of our diverse classroom titles.

  • $273 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our classroom includes a highly diverse group of kindergarten students in a high poverty, urban school district. Many of these students are homeless or struggle with having basic needs met at home. Regardless of this, they are bright, creative, and love to learn.

The students in our classroom love books and deserve to see themselves in the stories they read.

Having a diverse library of books in our classroom has been imperative and the students enjoy reading about themselves and learning about other lives that they do not live.

My Project

Through a grant, our district has provided our classroom with a diverse classroom library. These books are strongly needed in our diverse classroom setting and we are excited to begin to explore. However, we do not have an age-appropriate bookshelf in our classroom in order for students to easily access these books.

Students should be able to see and reach our diverse and inclusive classroom library without adult assistance.

This will encourage usage and increase exposure to books that mirror students and books about others' lives.

The use of these books will help strengthen our classroom community. They will help teach understanding, compassion, and empathy towards others, as well as reflecting on students' own unique backgrounds, interests, and lives.

Ms. Rooy
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
JJ836 - Classic Birch Help-Yourself Bookstand • Lakeshore Learning Materials $199.00 1 $199.00

Materials cost

$199.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.98

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$231.98

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$40.94

Total project goal

$272.92

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$272.92

8 Donors

-$271.51

Donations toward project cost

-$231.98

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$39.53

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.41

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$0.00

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