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Ms. Gerin from West Palm Beach FL is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Building a Home: First Year Teacher

Help me give my students books, supplies, and an inviting place to learn!

  • $1,153 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students are from a tough area and a majority of them are English Language Learners; however, they attend a school that provides them with amazing opportunities to help the succeed regardless of their home life and family's socio-economic status. From what I have seen, these students are eager to learn and do their best in and out of the classroom. They come to school each day ready to learn and grow both personally and academically. It's a wonderful thing to witness.

My Project

The materials I have chosen will help make a difference in my students' learning experience because it will help enhance my new classroom as a first year teacher. A majority of the things I have selected are books for my classroom library. Having a library filled with a variety of books will help spark my struggling readers' interest and the resources like the small chairs, will give them a place to want to sit down and read. While these materials I have added to my project are only a few of the things I need to start the upcoming school year, they will enhance the warm and safe environment I want to create for my students.

Ms. Gerin
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LA689DC - Flex-Space Collaborative Floor Work Space Bundle - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $474.01 1 $474.01
Guided Reading Collection: Level J Fiction (20 books) • AKJ Education $94.94 1 $94.94
Guided Reading Collection: Level K Fiction (20 books) • AKJ Education $94.13 1 $94.13
Classroom Library Must-Haves: Grades 2-3 ( Exclusive) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $70.00 1 $70.00
AA336 - Leveled Books Classroom Library 1 - Book Bin Set - Level M (Gr. 2-3) • Lakeshore Learning Materials $38.99 1 $38.99
STEAM Pack: Grades K-2 ( Exclusive) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $20.00 1 $20.00
Fox on the Job: Level 3 • AKJ Education $3.64 4 $14.56
The Best Of Times Math Strategies That Multiply • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears: A West African Tale • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
Corn Is Maize: The Gift of the Indians • AKJ Education $4.37 2 $8.74
Anansi the Spider: A Tale from the Ashanti • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Only Passing Through The Story of Sojourner Truth • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Name Jar • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Legend of the Bluebonnet: An Old Tale of Texas • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Martin's Big Words The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Multiplying Menace: The Revenge of Rumpelstiltskin • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
One Is a Snail, Ten is a Crab: A Counting by Feet Book • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Those Shoes • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Keena Ford and the Second-Grade Mix-Up • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
The Statue of Liberty • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Bugs! • AKJ Education $3.61 1 $3.61
One Happy Classroom • AKJ Education $3.61 1 $3.61

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