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Ms. McFadden
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

Bean Bag Chairs for the Kids

My students need 3 bean bag chairs and a multicultural sampler of books in order to expand their literary world.

My Students

Reading is all well and good. But reading in a bean bag chair? Goodness gracious, there is nothing more privileged for a fifth grade student in my class. And reading a book relevant to their lives on top of that? Oy vey, how wonderful that can be.

My school is in a high poverty, largely Hispanic section of a major Texas city.

My students deserve the best no matter who they are or where they come from, and I aim to give it to them. Illiteracy is a crippling disease, one which can prevent these students from reaching their full potential. Many of my students are low level readers, and I am seeking out every tool I can in order to give them the best.

My Project

Bean bag chairs might not seem like a big deal to you or me. But to a fifth grader just learning to love reading? There is no better place in the world. These chairs add an invaluable piece to my classroom library. I cannot imagine a better way for my students to spend their time. Beyond the chairs, the multicultural sampler of books I have requested will add further meaning to my students' literary lives. The books are focused on other cultures, global in scale. The stories go from Egypt to China to the America's.

Small comforts add a lot to a child's day.

I aim for my classroom to be a safe, comfortable space where kids are confident they are working their hardest. In exchange for that hard work I want to be able to offer the reward of sinking into a comfortable bean bag chair, with a book that can open a new world for my students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Multicultural • AKJ Books $78.27 1 $78.27
Newco Kids Chevron Bean Bag, Gray and Yellow • Amazon $39.00 1 $39.00
Intex Recreation Beanless Bag Chair, Beige • Amazon $24.99 1 $24.99
Intex Portable Beanless Bean Bag (Lilac) • Amazon $23.99 1 $23.99

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This project will reach 90 students.

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