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Mrs. Mace from Lynchburg VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Capturing a Story Is Living Your Dreams Daily!

My students need a comfy location with bean bags, and more books on their level which are not provided in our current library collection, to enjoy reading and focus on their learning.

  • $431 goal

This project expired on December 9, 2018.

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My Students

This is my second year teaching full-time, I love my students! All of my special education students have a learning disability, which creates a greater struggle for them, especially in their learning environment. My students are focused and determined to accomplish their goals, some big, some small. Reading seems to be a great struggle for them. I focus on the importance of reading in our lives! When a student asks me why they need to read, we start with their hope to someday drive, taking a driving test requires reading or filling out an application for a job. We need reading for many different aspects of our lives!

My Project

My Special Education students have been labeled struggling readers in the past. My student's are in the Special Education Program which means their disabilities can create added challenges tp their reading. My students need an environment that will allow them to focus and not become distracted. Rather, an environment that will allow them to stay focused, and comfortable. I would like a few cozy chairs, and some classic reading books on their level to create an independent learning environment. I would like to purchase good classic books from a variety of genres for my students to choose what interests them.

When students find the right book, they fall in love with reading!

I want to create a location in the classroom, where my students can go and comfortably read. This reading nook will transport my middle school students through their books to another world. A world where hopes and dreams will come alive through their books. My students can travel anywhere in the world in one day through their books. I want my students to discover a love for reading. Reading is an important academic skill we all need for the rest of our lives!

Mrs. Mace
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 40 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Gold Medal Bean Bags Tear Drop Leather Look Vinyl Bean Bag, Large, Black • Amazon Business $69.57 2 $139.14
Gregor the Underland Chronicles (5 Volume Set) • Amazon Business $27.06 1 $27.06
Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales 3-Book Box Set • Amazon Business $26.59 1 $26.59
The Complete Ramona Collection: Beezus and Ramona, Ramona and Her Father, Ramona and Her Mother, Ramona Quimby, Age 8, Ramona Forever, Ramona the Brave, Ramona the Pest, Ramona's World • Amazon Business $24.73 1 $24.73
Amelia Bedelia Chapter Book Box Set: Books 1-4 • Amazon Business $20.19 1 $20.19
The Gary Paulsen Collection: Dancing Carl; Dogsong; Hatchet; Woodsong • Amazon Business $17.35 1 $17.35
The Dan Gutman Collection: The Homework Machine; Return of the Homework Machine; Nightmare at the Book Fair; The Talent Show • Amazon Business $16.49 1 $16.49
Marguerite Henry Treasury of Horses (Boxed Set): Misty of Chincoteague, Justin Morgan Had a Horse, King of the Wind • Amazon Business $15.39 1 $15.39
Timmy's Monster Diary: Screen Time Stress (But I Tame It, Big Time): An ST4 Mindfulness Book for Kids • Amazon Business $9.35 1 $9.35
The First Rule of Punk • Amazon Business $8.54 1 $8.54
Marvin's Monster Diary: ADHD Attacks! (But I Rock It, Big Time): An ST4 Mindfulness Book for Kids • Amazon Business $8.45 1 $8.45
Safe at Home (Comeback Kids) • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
Long Shot (Comeback Kids) • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Restart • Amazon Business $5.08 1 $5.08

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