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Mrs. Garcia from Grand Prairie TX is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Classroom Library: Starting From Scratch!

My students need a library that makes them anxious to want to reach out and grab a book!

  • $577 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Kindergarten builds the strong base of learning that my students will need to succeed throughout school and life. This year, I can't wait to share my classroom with a group of energetic and sweet kindergartners! Having seen most of these children get their first taste of school in Pre-k last year, I can't wait to see how much they grow this year.

My students are eager to learn, curious about the world around them, and absorbing so much of the information from their environment.

I want to ensure that my classroom creates a passion for learning and am eager to instill a love of READING in them.

Our school's mission statement is to provide a positive, safe, and secure environment that will empower my students to learn while building self-esteem. A highly organized classroom that fosters a love of books is my goal this year. Please help me to reach my goal!

My Project

In order to develop reading and writing skills at this young age, the most important thing we can do as teachers is to EXPOSE our children to as much literature as possible.

These donated items will be used to set up a welcoming and organized classroom library that entices young minds to reach for a book.

Part of my plan for organization will be to have the books sorted by reading level and genre. This is where the book bins come in. I chose those specific bins so that the titles are still visible and the books are easy to access for my little ones! In addition, I want students to be independent and begin to learn how to choose a book that is right for them. Having the books organized and labeled in my classroom library will help them start to develop those skills.

The whiteboard cubes will be used for cooperative learning activities (which I love)! Sight words will be written on these and students will "hunt" for these words in a book. Once the word is found, students will roll and the hunt will continue! I'm so excited to try activities like this! Whisper phones will be used as more of an independent reading activity.

My number one academic goal is to foster a love of reading in my students. I read so much as a child myself and it really made the later years in school (and even college) much more manageable. Reading is such an important skill and kindergarten is really where it all begins. Please help me create a stimulating classroom environment so that these kindergartners leave my classroom at the end of the year with a love for school and a love for reading!

Mrs. Garcia
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Storex Book Bins, 11-Inch, Assorted Colors, 30 Bins (STX70105U06C) • Amazon Business $74.45 1 $74.45
TT836 - Flex-Space Book Bins - Set of 12 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $63.60 1 $63.60
LM453 - Book Bins - Set of 12 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $63.60 1 $63.60
EE539 - Hear Myself Sound Phone - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
DD380X - Calming Colors® Soft Seats - Set of 5 Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $47.99 1 $47.99
Storex Book Bin with Label Holder, 14.3 x 5.3 x 7 Inches, Black, Case of 6 (70109E06C) • Amazon Business $23.18 2 $46.36
Mind Sparks Foam Dry Erase Blocks • Amazon Business $9.97 4 $39.88
Learning Resources Answer Buzzers, Set of 4 • Amazon Business $12.79 2 $25.58
Clipco Dry Erase Pocket Sleeves Assorted Colors (30-Pack) • Amazon Business $22.95 1 $22.95
Smead Cascading Wall Organizer, 6 Pockets, Letter Size, Gray/Bright (92060) • Amazon Business $9.24 2 $18.48

Materials cost

$452.88

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.79

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$489.67

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$86.41

Total project goal

$576.08

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$576.08

6 Donors

-$456.08

Donations toward project cost

-$387.67

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$68.41

match offer

-$120.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$102.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.00

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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