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Mrs. O'Hara from E Smithfield PA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Comfortable Reading Area

My students need to have a larger carpeted area to work on.

  • $309 goal

This project expired on November 30, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach 5 to 8 year old students in rural Pennsylvania. Many of my students come from low income families. All of the students qualify for Special Education and have difficulty with focusing, obtaining and retaining information. They struggles with learning to read and remembering basic sight words. The goal in my classroom is to have each student read to the best of their ability. I love to see my students blossom into readers.

Many of my students struggle with focusing and need a learning environment that is flexible and allows them to move around freely.

Having a comfortable space to do this will help them become successful learners.

My Project

Young learners need to have a comfortable area to sit and practice reading. I give my students several options, yet many of them choose to sit on the floor. They sit on the rug and partner read or read independently. I also enjoy joining them on the rug to listen to them read orally. This is the area of the classroom that we use the most. A new bigger rug would make the reading center more comfortable and more attractive to students.

Reading is so important to academic success and an attractive comfortable area will encourage students to read more.

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

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 15 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC151 - Plum Rectangular Carpet - 6' x 9' • Lakeshore Learning Materials $229.00 1 $229.00

Materials cost

$229.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.44

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$262.44

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$46.31

Total project goal

$308.75

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$308.75

5 Donors

-$154.50

Donations toward project cost

-$131.33

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.17

match offer

-$154.25

Match offer toward project cost

-$131.11

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.14

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.01

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$0.00

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