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Mrs. Hobbs from Orland CA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Can I Read in the Book Nook or Mermaid Tent?

Help me give my students a bookcase with the comfy reading nook, a mermaid tent for secret, peaceful reading, and 3 awesome books.

  • $198 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are 3rd graders. We are a largely Hispanic, rural, low-income population with many English as a Second Language (ESL) learners, who are respectful, responsible, and awesome. We are an intellectual community made up of creative thinkers, readers, dreamers, questioners, and explorers.

From the moment we walk in the door, we are making connections, exchanging ideas, forming opinions, and filling our hearts with the love of learning, and acceptance of each other's uniqueness.

We see links between the stories we read, poems we have chanted, and our social studies lessons, connecting us to our world.

Our vibrant classroom is a creative, stimulating, safe learning environment, where we contribute to discussions respectfully raising brave hands, where pair share dialogue is exchanged throughout the day, where we write ideas in our Think Book Journals, and where we accept and value each other. Kindness, acceptance, risk-taking, and calmness are part of who we are.

My Project

My students love reading and they love to choose where they can sit. We have designated choice reading time each day, daily conferences, book talks which are commercials where students share their love of a book, and this project will furnish our room with many more choices.

Picturing my students curled up with a good book, lying in the mermaid tent reading to other friends or stuffed animals, makes my heart leap with joy because I know how it feels to share reading with others.

I also know how it feels to want to be left alone. These book nooks will meet many different kinds of social and emotional needs.

When I first read the book Judy Moody Goes to College I fell in love with the idea of an "attitude adjustment" tent and I wanted one for my classroom. For her, it becomes a privacy place, where she could reflect, read, and be alone. For my students it will become what they need most. Besides being able to share this classic chapter book with my students, I want them to be excited about our classroom books, flexible reading areas, and the time we have devoted to reading for pleasure.

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

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This project will reach 75 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
KidKraft Bookcase with Reading Nook Toy, White • Amazon Business $68.99 1 $68.99
USA Toyz Mermaid Kids Tent - Under Sea Kids Play Tent, Indoor Playhouse with Pop Up Tent Storage Tote and Kaleidoscope Toy • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
How to Read a Story: (Illustrated Children's Book, Picture Book for Kids, Read Aloud Kindergarten Books) • Amazon Business $13.27 1 $13.27
How to Read a Book • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Judy Moody Goes to College • Amazon Business $5.68 1 $5.68

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