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Ms. E. from Chicago IL is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Classroom: A Child's Second Home

My students need seat sacks because we are not provided with individual desks. They need many resources for reading. Many of my requested supplies are going to create an inviting reading area and learning environment.

  • $1,492 goal

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My Students

I will be starting my second year of teaching and will have my highest amount of students in one single classroom so far.

This upcoming year I will have 30 wonderful little minds ready to take on 2nd grade.

I have seen these students walking the hallways and performing poetry. I know that they will be a wonderful class!

I know some of my upcoming students and want to provide them with engaging resources to succeed. Most of my students come from low income backgrounds. They need to be motivated and with the right tools and motivation I know that they can achieve anything in their path.

My Project

Many of these supplies are going to be used to create a welcoming classroom. I want my students to feel safe and to develop their love of learning. I am planning on having flexible seating options and improve my classroom library. I also want my classroom to be organized and for all students to have a role in that.

The materials that I am asking for are going to make my students' classroom feel like a second home.

I would like the sofa and rug because students will feel more comfortable sitting there while they read or complete small group activities. I also have many manipulatives and decorations to make our second home fun and engaging.

I know that I am asking for a lot but I truly believe that my students deserve nothing but the best.

Ms. E.
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
EAI Education NeatSeat Classroom Chair Organizer: Set of 4 - Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $28.95 8 $231.60
ECR4Kids SoftZone Gum Drop Upholstered Sofa for Kids - Daycare, Homeschool, Classroom Furniture, Home Decor - Black • Amazon Business $89.99 1 $89.99
STERILITE 19638606 Large Clip Box, Clear with Blue Aquarium Latches, 6-Pack • Amazon Business $32.13 2 $64.26
Storex Small Book Bin, 11.75 x 4.5 x 8.5 Inches, Black, Case of 12 (70123E12C) • Amazon Business $31.13 2 $62.26
Pearington BW-002 BW-001 16 Gauge Steel Classroom Seating and Multi Purpose Stools • Amazon Business $52.46 1 $52.46
ECR4Kids 3-Tier Metal Rolling Utility Cart - Heavy Duty Mobile Storage Organizer, Black • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Wildkin Sling Bookshelf, Quality Fabric and Wood Design Promote Organization and Make Reading Time Easy For Young Readers, Ages 3-10 Years • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Storex Large Book Bin, 14.3 x 5.3 x 7", Teal, Case of 6 (71107U06C) • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
Seville Classics 10-Drawer Organizer Cart with Tray, Black • Amazon Business $38.88 1 $38.88
DIY Adjustable Bookcase, Bookshelf with 9 Book Shelves, Home Furniture Storage • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
Creative Teaching Press Character Education Readers - Set of 12 • Amazon Business $33.74 1 $33.74
Akro-Mils 10144 D 20-Inch by 16-Inch by 6-1/2-Inch Hardware and Craft Cabinet, Black • Amazon Business $33.22 1 $33.22
BINO Woven Plastic Storage Basket, Large - 3 PACK (Black) • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
10 Educational Math Posters for Kids - Multiplication Chart, Division, Addition, Subtraction, Numbers 1-100 +, 3D Shapes, Fractions, Decimals, Percentages, Roman Numerals, Place Value, Money (PAPER) • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
ETA hand2mind Alphabet Linking Letter and Word Building Cubes (Set of 142) • Amazon Business $25.79 1 $25.79
BINO Woven Plastic Storage Basket, Small - 4 PACK (Black) • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
30 Multicolored Dry Erase Pockets, Oversize 10 x 13 Pockets, Perfect for Classroom Organization, Reusable Dry Erase Pockets, Teaching Supplies, 30 PACK • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Standard Pocket Chart Classroom Daily Schedule – Suitable for Preschool, Homeschool, Kindergarten or Sunday School - 15 Schedule Pockets - 20 Custom and 10 Blank Cards + 2 Storage Pockets - 3 Hooks • Amazon Business $21.95 1 $21.95
Learning Resources Helping Hands Pocket Chart • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
Household Essentials 80-1 Foldable Fabric Storage Bins | Set of 6 Cubby Cubes with Handles | Black • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
(3 Pack - Red | White | Blue) Toobaloo Auditory Feedback Phone, Accelerate reading fluency, comprehension and pronunciation with a reading phone • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Blue, 45cm • Amazon Business $19.98 1 $19.98
SpriteGru Magnetic Ten-Frame Set, including 5 frames (no hollowed out) and 55 colorful discs • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Junovo Round Fluffy Soft Area Rugs for Kids Room Children Room Girls Room Nursery,4 Feet,4-Feet,Blue • Amazon Business $17.89 1 $17.89
25 Clearview Nameplate Pockets by Ashley Productions • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Tabletop Desktop Pocket Chart with Bonus 20X Dry Erase Cards. Double Sided and Self-standing (13” X 12”) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Small Double Sided Table Top Pocket Chart – By Essex Wares – For Individual or Small Group Usage in a Classroom or at Home – Fits Standard 3” Sentence Strips and Cards (Black) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Creative Teaching Press Inspire U Painted Palette 4-Poster Pack #1 (7487) • Amazon Business $13.96 1 $13.96
Carson Dellosa Traditional Manuscript Nameplates (119026), 30 Count • Amazon Business $13.24 1 $13.24
PlayMonster Lauri Pocket Chart Cards - Sight Words • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
ExcelMark A17 Teacher Kit • Amazon Business $12.29 1 $12.29
Learning Resources Conversation Cubes • Amazon Business $12.19 1 $12.19
Eureka Telling Time Bulletin Board Sets To Practice Basic Time Concepts • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Educational Insights Alphabet Rubber Stamps - Uppercase 5/8" • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
Instant Personal Poster Sets: Read All About Me: 30 Big Write-and-Read Learning Posters Ready for Kids to Personalize and Display With Pride! • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
Brewster Wall Pops WPE99065 Peel & Stick Calypso Dry-Erase Dots with Marker, 3-Count, 13x13 inch • Amazon Business $4.95 2 $9.90
Learning Resources Writing Prompt Cubes • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Guided Reading Strips Asst. Set of 7 (Colored Overlays) • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Educational Insights AlphaMagnets- Color-Coded Lowercase (42 pieces) • Amazon Business $6.59 1 $6.59

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