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Ms. Gillihan from Chicago IL is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Classroom Library

My students need a rug and floor pillows to create a comfortable area where they can get lost in their new favorite book. Bins will help organize chapter books by genre, which will help students find novels that interest them.

  • $339 goal

This project expired on October 6, 2016.

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My Students

Our classroom is in a neighborhood school located on the south side of Chicago. The students that make up room 304, have a wide range of ability and personalities, but they all share the same intrinsic motivation to be successful members of the community and make a difference for their generation. This year, our class focused on creating safe and welcoming environments. We learned how to be active citizens of our community by identifying problems and coming up with strategies that we can use to fix the problem.

The students in room 304 have not only overcome every obstacle put in their way, but they have used their experiences to grow and better themselves.

Every one of the boys and girls in this room have goals and aspirations for their future. They deserve the chance to reach them.

My Project

Students love reading, but lack the desire to do so in the classroom since there isn't a comfortable area for them to relax and dive into a book. A new rug, bean bag chairs, and floor pillows would allow for students to get cozy with a new favorite book. Allowing students to be comfortable in their own library would help foster their love for reading.

Currently the classroom library is lacking organization.

It is difficult and frustrating for students to find new books they are interested in because of this. Students try to organize the books by genre, but it is difficult for it to stay organized due to lack of book bins. Bins would allow students easy access to locate books they're interested in.

Ms. Gillihan
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sterilite 16228012 Small Ultra Basket, White, 12-Pack • Amazon Business $24.01 5 $120.05
Shaggy Collection Solid Color Shag Area Rugs (Green, 5'x7') (4135) • Amazon Business $89.80 1 $89.80
Cotton Craft - Hand Woven Jute & Cotton Multi Chindi Floor Pillow - 24 inch Round - Solid color Red back - Pillow made from multi color re-cycled yarns, actual product may vary in color from image • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99

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