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Mrs. McLaughlin from Chicago IL is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Book Bin Shelving

My students need a central space to keep their independent book bins, near our browsing book boxes. We are also in need of new book bins for our classroom library.

  • $560 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

New experiences, new journeys, and new challenges: this embodies not only my students, but also my own exploration. This is my second year teaching literacy to kindergarten students. I've had a lot of experience working with kindergartners, but not in the comfort of my own homeroom. There are so many books, activities, resources, etc. out there that these young students deserve to explore.

I want my students to be explorers, authors, readers, and dreamers.

However, they need certain supplies to help them achieve their goals. As they begin their school journey, they need a comfortable and inviting atmosphere, where they can begin to explore, write, read, and dream. These students have a passion for reading and writing, and I'd love to foster their curiosity through fun and creative outlets.

My students hail from the city of Chicago.

My Project

Our room is located in a field house, set back from the main building. Out here, we struggle to find space that we can use productively. Right now, our personal book bins are sitting on an old bookshelf that is not easily accessible to my kindergartners. This shelf would allow them to access their books independently and would be located next to our "just right" library (for easier access to books on their independent reading level).

This shelving unit would house all of our personal book bins, save precious classroom space, and is small enough for them to access on their own.

With daily use comes major wear and tear, especially in a kindergarten classroom. Our classroom library is in desperate need of new, sturdy book bins to keep the space inviting, safe, and easily accessible.

Mrs. McLaughlin
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 21 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC674 - Flex-Space Mobile Storage Bin Center for 24 Students • Lakeshore Learning Materials $399.00 1 $399.00
GG965X - Help-Yourself Book Bins - Set of 6 Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99

Materials cost

$438.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.58

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$475.57

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$83.92

Total project goal

$559.49

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$559.49

9 Donors

-$552.44

Donations toward project cost

-$475.57

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$76.87

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$7.05

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$0.00

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