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Ms. Jones from Belle Plaine KS is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books & Seating for Book Nook

Help me give my students the chance to explore and enjoy reading different genres of books. Help give them a reading nook where they can get comfy and dig into a good book.

  • $728 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Many of these kids hate reading. All they've ever read is what they have to read for school. I've gotten several complaints of "Why do we have to do this (SSR Reading Project)? I know how to read!"

Nearly the entire district is reading below grade level; I want to help change that.

These kids don't see the benefit of reading, though after our first quarter, I'm hearing kids say "I'm reading faster that I used to!" Precisely! That is why we are doing this project. These kids need help even if they don't know or understand why.

My Project

As an English teacher, it is part of my job to do all I can to engage students and show them the payoff of reading. By creating a comfortable and fun space for them to read, it may make a positive association between reading and comfiness. It may help them to realize that reading doesn't have to be a chore.

By having a large selection of books, this allows students to explore different worlds, time periods, and cultures.

Being a first-year teacher in a small school district, we are in dire need of books. I am in dire need of books for my classroom that I can recommend to my students. These books and bean bag chairs would be the beginning of a book nook that I will continually add to over the years and it will give my students a safe, comfy place to fall in love with books.

Ms. Jones
Grades 9-12
Half of 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
Harry Potter Hard Cover Boxed Set: Books #1-7 • Amazon Business $128.98 1 $128.98
Percy Jackson and the Olympians Hardcover Boxed Set • Amazon Business $61.15 1 $61.15
Sofa Sack - Plush, Ultra Soft Bean Bag Chair - Memory Foam Bean Bag Chair with Microsuede Cover - Stuffed Foam Filled Furniture and Accessories for Dorm Room - Lemon 3' • Amazon Business $60.00 1 $60.00
Sofa Sack - Plush, Ultra Soft Bean Bag Chair - Memory Foam Bean Bag Chair with Microsuede Cover - Stuffed Foam Filled Furniture and Accessories for Dorm Room - Chocolate 3' • Amazon Business $60.00 1 $60.00
The Heroes of Olympus Hardcover Boxed Set • Amazon Business $55.99 1 $55.99
Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard Hardcover Boxed Set • Amazon Business $36.32 1 $36.32
Ready Player One • Amazon Business $22.00 1 $22.00
Looking For Alaska • Amazon Business $15.21 1 $15.21
Turtles All the Way Down • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Dear Martin • Amazon Business $14.58 1 $14.58
Inkdeath (Inkheart Trilogy) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
The Hate U Give • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
Dragon Rider • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Inkheart (Inkheart Trilogy) • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Inkspell (Inkheart Trilogy) • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
The Thief Lord • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39

Materials cost

$542.35

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$38.24

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.14

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$618.73

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$109.19

Total project goal

$727.92

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$727.92

1 Donor

-$727.92

Donations toward project cost

-$618.73

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$109.19

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$0.00

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