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Ms. Borden from Troy NY is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Colorful Seating for Reading!

Help me give my students an easy to reach bookshelf along with comfortable beanbags chairs and a vibrant carpet to read on!

  • $994 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach Pre-K through 2nd grade Art Education. I have been teaching art from a cart for two years. My students and I just received a new art room! Starting an art room from scratch should be fun, but help is needed! My students are from a diverse community which is a low-income/high poverty school district. Many students have never used markers, scissors, glue or paint before they come to school. Needless to say, these students are excited and eager to be able to use art materials.

Teaching Pre-K through 2nd allows me to share my creativity and passion for art while introducing these students to art materials.

Each one of my students loves exploring and experimenting with new materials. "Creativity is contagious, pass it on."- Albert Einstein. Creating a beautiful, colorful and creative space for my students to create art is my goal.

My Project

I love incorporating books into my lessons. I do not have a perfect spot to display all of the books that I work into my lessons. The display book shelf will make it so students could pick up a book and take a look when they have free time!

I would love for the students to be able to relax on beanbags chairs to read books that coincide with our lesson!

The new color blocked carpet will ensure that all students have their own space! The ability for each student to have their own space alleviates any problems that may occur otherwise.

Ms. Borden
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CHILDCRAFT RAINBOW SQUARES 10 FT 6 IN X 13 FT 2 IN RECTANGLE • School Specialty $454.97 1 $454.97
QS BOOK DISPLAY 5 SHELF WITH 3 REAR SHELVES • School Specialty $139.97 1 $139.97
HIGHBACK BEANBAG CHAIR JUMBO SIZE - SELECT COLOR • School Specialty $67.87 2 $135.74
OPTION CLASS - BROWN SALES HIGHBACK JUMBO COLORS • School Specialty $0.00 2 $0.00
BLACK (BK) - BROWN SALES • School Specialty $0.00 2 $0.00

Materials cost

$730.68

Vendor shipping charges

$73.07

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.96

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$844.71

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$149.07

Total project goal

$993.78

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$993.78

16 Donors

-$903.78

Donations toward project cost

-$768.21

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$135.57

match offer

-$90.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$76.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.50

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$0.00

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