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Mrs. Green from Chicago IL is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Clear the Clutter, Make Space for Learning

My students need chair pockets so they have a space to store their belongings in the classroom.

  • $407 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a sixth grade Language Arts teacher at a middle school located on the southwest side of Chicago. The student body is approximately 96% percent Hispanic and about 98% percent are classified as low income students. I teach students that have individualized education plans and students that are English Language Learners.

My students are amazing!

Despite having to face and overcome some unimaginable circumstances, they persevere and inspire those around them. They exceed expectations and are the future leaders, activists, engineers, teachers, doctors, lawyers, police officers, nurses, artists, computer programmers, etc. of Chicago and beyond.

My Project

My students need a place to store their belongings. They are all required to use a large binder and are not permitted to carry backpacks. Their binders and other school supplies can take up quite a bit of table space, which reduces the amount of working space they have to complete classwork and projects.

By donating to this project, you will help in creating more space for learning and collaboration to occur.

Their tables will be less cluttered and they won't need to place their belonging on the floor.

This will also be beneficial for students who can become easily distracted because they can store materials they need for other classes in the chair pocket and only focus on what they need for Language Arts class.

I'll be able to easily have students work on collaborative projects and use laptops or Chrome books without the clutter or need to pile all their belongings in another area in the classroom.

Thank you for helping me clear the clutter and make space for learning!

Mrs. Green
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Seat Sack 30117 Storage Pocket, Grade 3-6, 17" Size, Large, Black • Amazon Business $8.63 36 $310.68

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