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Mrs. Gallo from Tacoma WA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Becoming Independent Readers!

Help me give my students a comfortable nook to read and be read to by providing a plush Mickey Mouse carpet, a Kindle Fire and headphones to allow them independence.

  • $268 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have twenty wonderful students who have a wide range of abilities. Some of my students have had the luxury of pre-school, whereas the majority of them have not had the opportunity. All of my students come from loving families, however many of them are not prepared academically for kindergarten.

My students are enthusiastic learners who love the challenges of kindergarten and I love being their teacher.

We would love to have another avenue in our classroom to help our students become successful.

My Project

I have chosen to purchase a Mickey Mouse rug. I am trying to build a comfortable area in my room for the children to read and by read to.

While many of my students are very young, I still have high expectations and aspirations for them.

I am also purchasing a Kindle Fire so that the children can listen to stories and play academic games to reinforce newly taught skills.

The Kindle Readers will allow the children to become independent while reading so that I may focus on small group instruction with my other students.

By providing a comfortable, welcoming reading area, the children will want to spend time there.

Mrs. Gallo
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

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

This project will reach 20 students.

4 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Gertmenian: Disney HD Digital Retro Collection Classic Mickey Mouse Bedding Area Rug 54x78 inch, Large, Gray • Amazon Business $78.99 1 $78.99
Fire 7 Kids Edition Tablet, 7" Display, 16 GB, Blue Kid-Proof Case • Amazon Business $69.99 1 $69.99
Kids Headphones - noot products K11 Foldable Stereo Tangle-Free 3.5mm Jack Wired Cord On-Ear Headset for Children/Teens/Boys/Girls/Smartphones/School/Kindle/Airplane Travel/Plane/Tablet (Navy/Teal) • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Mpow CH6 Kids Headphones for Baby to Teen, Switchable Volume Limited Safe Headphones w/Sharing Function for Children Boys Girls, Foldable Over-Ear/On-Ear Headset w/Mic for School/PC/Cellphone • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

Materials cost

$178.95

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$15.66

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.68

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$227.29

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$40.11

Total project goal

$267.40

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$267.40

4 Donors

-$267.40

Donations toward project cost

-$227.29

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$40.11

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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