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Mrs. Giacalone from Staten Island NY is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bins for Our Class Library

My students need bins in their classroom to help them make better choices about the books they are picking to read. Typically our library is divided by reading levels, genre, and interest.

  • $189 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a special education teacher in a low income school located in Staten Island, New York I have students in my classroom who face challenges on a daily basis, both in and outside the classroom. I teach students with a range of disabilities, including but not limited to, Autism Spectrum Disorder, emotional disturbance, and learning disabilities. Many of my students are also English language learners. The combination of these challenges causes many of my students to struggle both academically and behaviorally. However, despite these challenges, I try to provide my students with meaningful opportunities.

My Project

Having these book bin is my class will allow my students to independently pick out books on there own. Book bins can be labelled by topic which allows that initial interest in a book. I hope to make my class as print rich as possible and these book bins will help me get one step closer to my ideal library organization.

With your help I can help light a spark and inspire my students to love reading.

My hope as a teacher is to help all of my students to develop that love for reading at a young age. Thank you again for all your endless support!

Mrs. Giacalone
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 12 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Storex Small Book Bin, 11.75 x 4.5 x 8.5 inches, Black, Case of 12 (70123E12C) • Amazon Business $35.26 2 $70.52
TT769X - Neon Connect & Store Book Bins - Set of 6 Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $28.99 2 $57.98

Materials cost

$128.50

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.93

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$160.43

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$28.31

Total project goal

$188.74

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$188.74

3 Donors

-$121.09

Donations toward project cost

-$117.93

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.16

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.65

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$0.00

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