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Mr. Hokoana from Hilo HI is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Amping Up Our Inspiring Space, Again!

My students need magnifying glasses to explore in the garden, more pillows to create flexible learning spaces, a bookshelf to add to our classroom library, and accents to help create a more inviting space!

  • $462 goal

This project expired on July 1, 2018.

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My Students

I teach in a public school located in a small town and my students come from a variety of cultural and economic backgrounds. Every day my students come to class wanting to learn more and wanting to be better!

My students are inquisitive, have a zest for knowledge and are self-motivated to learn new things.

They love moving around in a flexible seating classroom and collaborating through digital learning spaces. They crave positive praise and excel when given opportunities to be successful.

My class of 5th graders is unique this year; we are an inclusion classroom with general and special education students. We are operating in a large classroom with 3 regular education teachers, 1 special education teacher, and an educational assistant. Our school serves students from pre-K to 5th grade. Our school vision is to prepare our students for today and tomorrow by providing strong academic and emotional foundations.

My Project

If the materials we are requesting are funded, we would use the magnifying glasses to explore our school garden more. The students have been asking for magnifying glasses for a while now, to take a closer look at the leaves of the plants or even investigate and dig through our rich soil filled with critters and nutrients.

We're also requesting more floor pillows for our flexible seating classroom.

My students have been asking for more floor pillows to add to our classroom. Currently, we have a few sizes of pillows for the kids to use, but they want even more! They love taking the pillows into the hallway for some quiet time to work, or even into nooks and corners of our classroom. They love how easy to move and comfortable the pillows are. We're also asking for a book shelf to add to our classroom library. Our classroom library currently has bookshelves, but they're taking up a lot of space since they're short and long. We want a taller bookshelf to free up more space and to help shelve more books!

Mr. Hokoana
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 48 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Insten MOTHXXXGLAS2 10X Handheld 10X Magnifier Magnifying Glass with Handle for Science, Reading Book, Inspection, Coins, Insects, Rocks, Map, Crossword Puzzle, Best Gifts for Seniors and Kids • Amazon Business $7.19 15 $107.85
Floor Bloom Soft and Cozy Green Leaf Floor Pillow for Kids (Medium - Magic Garden Collection) (2) • Amazon Business $37.00 2 $74.00
South Shore Axess Collection 3-Shelf Bookcase, Pure White • Amazon Business $60.50 1 $60.50
Ikea Green Leaf Lova Kid Bed Canopy - Latest 2017 IKEA Model Improved for Home and Office Use - Perfect for Diffusing Harsh Florescent Office Lighting - Short Stem (2-Pack) • Amazon Business $59.99 1 $59.99
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 10-Pack Case of Colors (Amazon Exclusive), Non-Toxic, Assorted Colors, 2-Ounce Cans • Amazon Business $7.99 3 $23.97
TangDepot Decorative Handmade Floral Leaf Throw Pillow Covers /Pillow Shams, 10 Sizes option - (12"x20", White Leaf) • Amazon Business $7.86 2 $15.72

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