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Ms. M. from Denver CO is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books at Our Fingertips

My students need book bins and cubbies in order to access all of our amazing books.

  • $349 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is a Title I school in southwest Denver with over 90% living in poverty. My students are special in so many ways! They all work hard to learn and grow even though they have learning, cognitive, speech, behavioral and physical disabilities. The majority of my students come from Spanish-speaking homes and are bilingual themselves. Others don't speak with words but sign or use communication devices. Some of them are reading and writing and others keep trying to learn their letters. Most of them are able to walk, while one of them needs a wheelchair to get around. All of them love to learn and interact with others in the community.

My Project

We have many great books at all different levels in both Spanish and English in our classroom, but we need help getting them organized. We have books by famous authors, specific genres and popular books like Fly Guy and Disney that need to be arranged for easier access. The Songmics Storage Cube closets and the Storex books bins will solve our problem.

Having books tubs and cubbies will put more books in the hands of my students with special needs!

Once we have the book tubs and storage cubes, we will create a system so students will be able to browse the books and find exactly what they are looking for. The books cubes will hold the book tubs filled with great books. The organizational system will be visual. Each book from one content area will have a specific sticker and then the cubby where it belongs will have the same sticker. When a student is looking for an animal book they will simply look for a tub with an animal sticker. These items will be used daily during literacy groups and independent reading time. This will make a difference in the students' learning because more time will be spent with books in the hands. With access to more books, all my kids will learn more. These organizational items will also allow for the students to be responsible for cleaning up the classroom library on their own!

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Storex Book Bins, 11-Inch, Assorted Colors, 30 Bins (STX70105U06C) • Amazon Business $70.97 1 $70.97
SONGMICS Storage Cube DIY Plastic Storage Cube Closet Organizer Modular Drawer Unit bookcase 9-cube White ULPC33W • Amazon Business $37.99 1 $37.99
SONGMICS Storage Cube DIY Plastic Storage Cube Closet Organizer Modular Drawer Unit bookcase 9-cube White ULPC33W • Amazon Business $37.99 1 $37.99
Guided Reading Strips Asst. Set of 7 (Colored Overlays) • Amazon Business $7.59 3 $22.77
Stuffed Animal Storage Bean Bag Blue Extra Large 38 Inch Size Extra Soft Perfect Storage Solution For Kids Stuffed Animals Toys Or Household Supplies Kids Organizer • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
See-N-Read 1503905CQ Reading Tool - Book Size, Pack of 3 • Amazon Business $9.63 2 $19.26
Scholastic Reader Level 1: From Tadpole to Frog • Amazon Business $3.99 4 $15.96
Safari Ltd Life Cycle of a Frog • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Fun Express Farm Animal Stickers Roll - 100 Stickers • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Fun Express Zoo Animal Stickers (1 Roll) • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95

Materials cost

$246.86

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$15.80

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.70

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$296.36

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$52.30

Total project goal

$348.66

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$348.66

2 Donors

-$348.66

Donations toward project cost

-$296.36

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$52.30

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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