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Ms. Howey from Indianapolis IN is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building a Love of Reading Means Building Success

Help me give my students a positive reading experience. I want them to be able to read comfortably in relaxing rocking chairs and bean bags. Being comfortable while reading is essential.

  • $705 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is an urban high school that is very diverse. I have found that the community is very supportive of our work at the school. Our students are kind and enthusiastic. My developmental reading students have been selected specifically by teachers for their positive attitudes and their interest in improving their skills. Every single kid is a fantastic person with unlimited potential.

My Developmental Reading class is a class that supports tenth graders in their endeavor to become better and stronger readers.

We read every single class day for more than 30 minutes. Students take time to find a book that they enjoy and kick back to engage with it. It is important for students to learn to love reading and to find it enjoyable. Our hope is that through reading and reading activities, students will be able to increase their lexiles by several grade levels by the end of the year. My individual goal is encourage a true love and respect for reading in each of the children in my room.

My Project

All of these books have been chosen with my students in mind-I want to put books in their hands that are relevant to their lives. My classroom library is a place that my students really enjoy! Every student book that is placed in my library is treated with love and care, and they are thankful for the opportunities to read. Several of my students need headphones to listen to their book on audio as they read along.

My students also need high-interest, drama-filled, fun and engaging books to hook them into reading.

These comfortable chairs and engaging books can help to increase buy-in. Our goal is to help students increase their reading levels by several grade levels. Reading well improves a student's chances for academic success and success in life.

Ms. Howey
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Panasonic ErgoFit In-Ear Earbud Headphones RP-HJE120-K (Black) Dynamic Crystal Clear Sound, Ergonomic Comfort-Fit • Amazon Business $8.88 10 $88.80
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 - Charcoal 3' • Amazon Business $80.00 1 $80.00
Gold Medal Bean Bags 30011246817TD Large Leather Look Tear Drop Bean Bag, Purple • Amazon Business $70.99 1 $70.99
The Hate U Give • Amazon Business $11.73 5 $58.65
GCI Outdoor FirePit Rocker Portable Folding Low Rocking Chair • Amazon Business $54.99 1 $54.99
Big Joe 638602 Milano Bean Bag Chair, Stretch Limo Black • Amazon Business $40.96 1 $40.96
The Cartel • Amazon Business $8.63 3 $25.89
The Sun and Her Flowers • Amazon Business $12.74 2 $25.48
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter • Amazon Business $12.59 2 $25.18
Dear Martin • Amazon Business $9.35 2 $18.70
The Last Black Unicorn • Amazon Business $18.63 1 $18.63
How Not to Get Shot: And Other Advice From White People • Amazon Business $15.59 1 $15.59
The Cartel 3: The Last Chapter • Amazon Business $12.76 1 $12.76
The Cartel 2: Tale of the Murda Mamas • Amazon Business $9.28 1 $9.28
The Cartel 4: Diamonds are Forever • Amazon Business $7.83 1 $7.83
The Cartel 5: La Bella Mafia • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39

Materials cost

$560.12

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.40

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$598.52

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$105.62

Total project goal

$704.14

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$704.14

4 Donors

-$402.07

Donations toward project cost

-$341.76

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$60.31

Matching donations from our partners

-$302.07

Match offers toward project cost

-$256.76

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$45.31

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$0.00

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