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Mrs. Dury from Saint Louis MO is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Better Classroom Leads to Engaged Learners

My students need writing utensils, seating choices, and decor for learning.

  • $522 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach 7th grade students in a Title l school, where students have difficulty with access to materials for school and positive school/learning experiences. Many students come from impoverished areas and/or broken homes, where the parents/guardians are just trying to make it.

What I love about my 7th graders, is the way they are constantly changing and growing.

You can see the moment when a 7th grade student begins to show maturity and changing into a young adult. My students may not have the same access to children in more wealthy areas, but they are hungry for education and at the root of it all, really care about themselves, family, community, and school.

My Project

The materials I have chosen are to update and create a positive learning environment for my English Language Arts classroom. Research shows that students who have choice in seating, a chance to move, and are comfortable, are more engaged and willing to learn, which is why I have chosen the various seating choices. A classroom that looks like a relaxing and inviting place with rugs and lighting promotes a positive learning environment. A classroom that is supplied with materials (pens and highlighters) also lessens the anxiety of students who are embarrassed they couldn't afford the basic necessities for school. By donating to my project you are helping my students lessen anxieties, increase engagement, and therefore, be more successful in their reading and writing.

Mrs. Dury
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 100 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
NNEWVANTE Lap Desk for kids with Storage Portable Children's Table for Homework or Reading Breakfast Bed Tray Child Art Plastic Stackable Table, Pack of 2 : Blue and Light Green • Amazon Business $34.00 2 $68.00
ONIVA - a Picnic Time brand Oniva Portable Reclining Seat, Light Blue • Amazon Business $31.19 2 $62.38
Intex Beanless Bag Club Chair, Inflatable Chair, 49" X 47" X 30" • Amazon Business $23.89 2 $47.78
Rugshop 9098 Cream 5' X 7' Modern Floral Area Rug, 5' x 7', Cream • Amazon Business $46.87 1 $46.87
Ikea 101.398.79" NOT Floor Uplight Lamp 69-inch includes IKEA LED Light Bulb E26 5W 400 Lumen • Amazon Business $22.99 2 $45.98
BIC Wite-Out Shake 'n Squeeze Correction Pen, 8 ml, White, 4/Pack (WOSQPP418) • Amazon Business $6.70 6 $40.20
EXPO 1921062 Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Fine Tip, Black, 36-Count • Amazon Business $23.10 1 $23.10
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Blue, 52cm • Amazon Business $20.31 1 $20.31
BIC Brite Liner Highlighter, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 24-Count • Amazon Business $6.59 3 $19.77
Paper Mate Write Bros Ballpoint Pens, Medium Point (1.0mm), Black, 60 Count • Amazon Business $4.68 4 $18.72
KIMBORA Classroom Pocket Chart for Teacher Cell Phones Holder Door Hanging Calculator Organizer, 30 Clear Pockets • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99

Materials cost

$407.10

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.11

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$443.21

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$78.21

Total project goal

$521.42

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$521.42

2 Donors

-$317.14

Donations toward project cost

-$309.64

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

match offer

-$157.14

Match offer toward project cost

-$133.57

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.57

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$47.14

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$0.00

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