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Ms. Brown from Pompano Beach FL is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

An Army of Strong Readers

My students need pillows, a blanket and a timer to make them more comfortable and interested in reading while they are in the classroom.

  • $435 goal

This project expired on December 1, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Majority of my boys do not have a true love for reading. My goal is to foster independent readers that feel comfortable choosing and reading books, as well as sharing what they read.

They are 10 and 11-year old 5th grade boys who come from low socioeconomic areas, some of single parent mom only and some of single parent male only families.

They have a lot of ambition and determination, which I help foster and nature through the love of reading. This group of boys have so much potential, but just need guidance in reaching it. Overall, our school has educators like myself who value student learning and have a love for teaching and educating young minds despite knowing that 95% of students receive free or reduced lunch.

My Project

While incorporating non-traditional reading environments, my students will be able to use the donated pillows, rugs, and blankets to be able to relax, and be comfortable, all while reading, writing, or using their technology to increase meaningful time on task and their reading skills.

These donations will make these boys feel like they are at peace when they enter the doors, and any of their other issues they come to my class with all vanish while in the walls of room 403.

They will also help them to develop a life-long love for reading.

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

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 22 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
FF656GR - Indoor-Outdoor Big Pillow - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
Fantasy Furniture Roundy Chair with Microsuede Ottoman, Brown • Amazon $63.00 1 $63.00
Thro by Marlo Lorenz 5556 Sports Sleeping Bag with Attached Pillow, Multicolor • Amazon $51.56 1 $51.56
NCAA Penn State Nittany Lions Body Pillow • Amazon $35.80 1 $35.80
Brentwood Originals Brushed Twill Bedrest, Navy • Amazon $30.00 1 $30.00
Kamp Rite Pillow and Blanket set • Amazon $26.95 1 $26.95
Mlb New York Yankees Sidelines Toss Pillow • Amazon $17.88 1 $17.88
NCAA Penn State Nittany Lions Sideline Pillow • Amazon $16.99 1 $16.99
DCI High Top Retro Pillow • Amazon $16.17 1 $16.17
HH829 - Children’s Timer - Each • Lakeshore Learning Materials $5.99 1 $5.99

Materials cost

$334.33

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.01

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$369.34

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$65.18

Total project goal

$434.52

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$434.52

2 Donors

-$434.52

Donations toward project cost

-$369.34

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$65.18

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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