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Mrs. Orman from Indianapolis IN is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Centering Ourselves for Reading

My students need shelves, baskets, and seating to create an inviting place to grow as readers.

  • $337 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a fifth grade teacher in a low socioeconomic community, in a classroom with diverse students. Students who are trying to learn English, how to better control their emotional responses, or simply struggling to focus on the task at hand. My students come to school every day with a lot on their minds from home.

I make it my personal job to create an environment that makes it easier to guide their thoughts to only what is going on in our classroom.

Often times my students need to take unplanned breaks mid-day, or move or stand while they are completing an assignment. They need ways to wiggle and work through their distractions without creating a disruption. My goal is to supply my students with readily available resources in the room in order for them to focus and learn to the best of their ability.

I plan to make my classroom a welcoming, comfortable, and efficient environment for learning for each and every student that enters my classroom.

My Project

My students love to read, but do not have relaxing places to read at home. Being a newer teacher, my reading center is not as comfortable as it could be either. Currently, we have metal shelves with a few milk crates available for seating. We have recently received a grant for many wonderful new books, but do not have the room to display them on the shelves.

To help foster a comfortable environment for their reading, I would like to make our reading center look more inviting.

The chairs and pillow will give students comfortable places to sit as they explore new worlds. The book shelves and book baskets will help them keep the reading center organized and make it easier for students to find the perfect book. Finally, the light covers will help reduce the glare from the florescent lights and bring the brightens down to a much more relaxing level.

Mrs. Orman
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sterilite 16248006 Medium Ultra Basket, White Basket w/ Titanium Inserts, 6-Pack • Amazon Business $19.85 5 $99.25
Urban Shop Faux Fur Saucer Chair with Metal Frame, One Size, Black • Amazon Business $35.00 2 $70.00
GlareShade Fluorescent Light Filter Diffuser Covers (5 pack; blue color). Eliminate Harsh Glare that causes Eyestrain and Headaches at Work and School while Improving Focus and Classroom Management. • Amazon Business $29.99 2 $59.98
32" Puff Blue Mandala Floor Pillow Cushion Seating Throw Cover Hippie Decorative Boho " This is a Cover only " • Amazon Business $11.70 2 $23.40

Materials cost

$252.63

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.79

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$286.42

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$50.54

Total project goal

$336.96

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$336.96

1 Donor

-$336.96

Donations toward project cost

-$286.42

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$50.54

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$0.00

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