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

Buddy Reading Bench

Help me give my students flex space classroom storage bench! they are going to live this for buddy reading and book clubs!!

  • $429 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have 24 amazing students. Many of my students are refugees from all around the world. 90 percent of my students live in poverty. We are a diverse group, who love learning, our community school, reading books, learning American history, reading novels and making connections.

We are an active group of learners who have a growth mindset and love learning.

We use Class Dojo and track our points for prizes and activities.

Our favorite thing is to play soccer and incorporate it into our learning. Thank you so much for considering our classroom.

My Project

Our favorite thing to do is read a book and talk about it with our classmates. We want to create a comfy space in our classroom, where we can buddy read: sit together and enjoy a great book. Students love buddy reading and being in book clubs. I want this classroom storage bench to be that designated spot for that learning. Students can store their book club books underneath the bench. Sit on top of the bench and read with their partner. This bench will benefit this class and many classes to come. Thank you for your consideration of my classroom!

Mrs. Podolny
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
RR400 - Flex-Space Classroom Storage Bench • Lakeshore Learning Materials $329.00 1 $329.00

Materials cost

$329.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.94

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$363.94

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$64.22

Total project goal

$428.16

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$428.16

6 Donors

-$344.81

Donations toward project cost

-$306.56

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$38.25

match offer

-$67.50

Match offer toward project cost

-$57.38

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$10.12

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$15.85

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$0.00

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