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Mrs. Cruz from Porter TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Chairs+Books=King Series READERS!

My students need 9 chairs and the King Series books. Our chairs have cracks on them and most of my students get their hair and skin caught in them, PLEASE help us READ!

  • $733 goal

This project expired on October 16, 2011.

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My Students

Have you ever tried to hold a book in your hand and tried to read it, but you were so distracted because as you are sitting, chairs are squeaking, your hair is caught between the cracks of chairs, and your skin gets pinched because of a broken chair. These are the distractions that my students have.

I have 23 amazing students that come to school ready to learn and always have a desire to read.

Even though we have broken furniture, technology, and limited resources they are still bright and willing to make the best of what we are so grateful to have. But, my students are so deserving and greatly deserve to come to school and hold a book like that of the KING SERIES and be able to read it without having the distraction of a broken chair. Our school is a Title 1 school where most of our students receive free and reduced lunch and our school has very limited funding to purchase us new chairs or books. My students are primarily economically disadvantaged and come from homes where at times even their chairs may be broken, but that is why they are appreciative of the little we have. It simply isn't fair however that here we have 23 students that are willing to sit in broken chairs to be able to obtain an education. Please help us acquire chairs and books for our classroom.

My Project

By obtaining the King Series Books my students will be able to build upon their phonemic awareness. All too often in third grade we have several students that still cannot read and need books like that of the King Series for small groups where they will be able to build their fluency and become better readers. Once they learn how to read they will be able to use the books to write short summaries and teach others good character traits as described within the book. The best part about this project however is that for once my 23 amazing students will be able to sit in a chair where they are no longer distracted with the squeaks or their hair and skin being pinched. They need chairs to be able to concentrate and become tomorrows leaders without any distractions, but having broken chairs is simply not the answer. Please allow my students to learn and enjoy reading in a chair that provides comfort, but most importantly will take away the distractions and allow them to be successful READERS!

By giving my students books and chairs you will be allowing them to learn without any limitations.

You will change the lives of 23 young learners in more ways than you can imagine. For once they will be able to sit in a chair and read without having to go home with different red scars on their little backs that come from the pinches of our broken chairs. Please allow my students to become KING READERS by providing them the basics that all classrooms should have; BOOKS and CHAIRS!

Mrs. Cruz
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
First Grade Collection Complete Set (60 Books) • AKJ Books $66.00 1 $66.00
EE515YE - Kids Colors™ 15 1/2" Stacking Chair - Yellow • Lakeshore Learning $56.95 6 $341.70
EE515RD - Kids Colors™ 15 1/2" Stacking Chair - Red • Lakeshore Learning $56.95 3 $170.85

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