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Ms. Miner from Chicago IL is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Books, a Board and Seating for our New Classroom

Help me give my students a classroom with high quality books for book clubs, flexible seating, and a clean, large whiteboard for problem-solving lessons.

  • $3,373 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are awesome, rising bilingual 5th graders. These 9 and 10 year olds love competition, surprises and games. They collaborate on creative projects like movies, songs and dances. The generosity they display for each inspires me to push them further in order to accomplish more complex goals together. My students are curious learners who are becoming responsible for themselves as they discover their interests and passions.

My motto is Subimos Juntos.

Together we can and will achieve our goals. We are a low-income, Chicago Public School on the city's southwest side that serves a largely Mexican-American population. As a school we aim to grow students into globally-minded citizens who have passions for justice and service towards others. My students must get the same opportunities as students in others parts of the city. They need our energy and resources in order to get where they deserve to be.

My Project

In 5th grade we start the year with a unit on Identity. Readers will form book clubs where they will read and discuss books with themes of gender, race, and class identity, among others. At the same time students will be navigating through their own identities as they write memoirs and paint a self-portrait. In this project, I am requesting books that meet a wide range of reading levels and that will allow my students to explore literature as well as themselves. Book clubs, which increase engagement and help foster a love for reading, allow students to socialize around literature and genuinely discuss character, craft and theme.

Through problem-solving, young mathematicians persevere through unknown situations and use prior understandings to anchor new learning.

Problem solving lessons rely on large white boards where both students and teachers share their conceptual thinking and display key models. This board will provide a space for the us to have large group discussions and create a focal point for students to push each others' thinking and communicate about math.

Ms. Miner
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Best-Rite Steel Dry-Erase Whiteboard, Anodized Aluminum Frame 10' x 4' (202AK-25) • Staples Advantage $826.59 1 $826.59
RR400 - Flex-Space Classroom Storage Bench • Lakeshore Learning Materials $329.00 1 $329.00
LC756 - Flex-Space Rectangular Floor Table - 30" x 48" • Lakeshore Learning Materials $259.00 1 $259.00
AA343 - Teach & Store Chart Stand • Lakeshore Learning Materials $229.00 1 $229.00
LC574GR - Flex-Space Jumbo Beanbag Seat - Green (41") • Lakeshore Learning Materials $179.00 1 $179.00
LC405GR - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $54.99 2 $109.98
Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus • Amazon Business $8.98 8 $71.84
Merci Suárez Changes Gears • Amazon Business $12.95 4 $51.80
The First Rule of Punk • Amazon Business $8.54 6 $51.24
Amal Unbound • Amazon Business $12.59 4 $50.36
The Night Diary • Amazon Business $12.33 4 $49.32
In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse • Amazon Business $11.86 4 $47.44
I Lived on Butterfly Hill • Amazon Business $9.99 4 $39.96
Star-Crossed • Amazon Business $9.34 4 $37.36
The Bridge Home • Amazon Business $8.83 4 $35.32
Locomotion • Amazon Business $8.54 4 $34.16
LC511RG - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Orange • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 2 $33.98
Walk Two Moons • Amazon Business $7.48 4 $29.92
Crenshaw • Amazon Business $6.98 4 $27.92
Dancing Home • Amazon Business $6.98 4 $27.92
The Year of the Dog (A Pacy Lin Novel) • Amazon Business $6.84 4 $27.36
Stef Soto, Taco Queen • Amazon Business $6.48 4 $25.92
Lola Levine Is Not Mean! • Amazon Business $5.69 4 $22.76
The Thing About Luck • Amazon Business $5.21 4 $20.84
Gracefully Grayson • Amazon Business $5.06 4 $20.24
Fred Korematsu Speaks Up (Fighting for Justice) • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Other Words for Home • Amazon Business $12.15 1 $12.15
The Last Last-Day-of-Summer • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
Best Friends • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Just Jaime (Emmie & Friends) • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Marcus Vega Doesn't Speak Spanish • Amazon Business $10.90 1 $10.90
Wrecking Ball (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 14) • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Beautiful: A Girl's Trip Through the Looking Glass • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Guts • Amazon Business $9.62 1 $9.62
The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora • Amazon Business $8.54 1 $8.54
Boy-Crazy Stacey (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novel #7): A Graphix Book (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix) • Amazon Business $8.43 1 $8.43
Tight • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Astonishing Maybe • Amazon Business $7.72 1 $7.72
No Fixed Address • Amazon Business $7.60 1 $7.60
Piecing Me Together • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
The Stars Beneath Our Feet • Amazon Business $6.47 1 $6.47

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