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Ms. Phillips from New Haven CT is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Comfy Cozy Reading

Help me give my students a comfy, cozy space to listen to a read aloud and read independently.

  • $630 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Throughout the day, I see 4 different classes and 85 students. Each student comes into my classroom ready to learn and excited to read with me. My students are joyful and full of energy, lighting up the room as they come in. Our classroom is a safe and comfortable environment for students to explore and grow.

All of my students share a love for reading which is expressed daily in the classroom.

They are enthusiastic learners who come in every day ready to read and learn. We enjoy group discussions, connecting books to our lives, and exploring different genres of reading. Throughout their time in the classroom they continue to grow their love for reading through excitement and enjoyment.

My students also come from very diverse backgrounds. They come to school looking for a safe place to learn and grow with their peers and teachers. My goal as a teacher is to give them a place where they feel safe and comfortable and can achieve to the best of their abilities.

My Project

My students come in enthusiastic to learn and read every day. However, we do not have a comfortable spot for students to read. Currently, they are each reading at their table or desk.

Many of my students have expressed a desire for comfortable reading spaces in the room.

Through the use of the carpet and pillows, the students will be able to sit with me on the floor and listen to read alouds while participating in group discussions. They will also be able to read there for independent work. It will also give students the chance to come sit at the front of the room while taking notes so they can see the board easier.

The carpet area will also give me an area to pull students for small groups. Through small group instruction on the carpet, students can sit and hear each other read, as well as share work and look on as I demonstrate for them.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC570X - Calming Colors® Giant Pillows - Set of 4 Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $269.00 1 $269.00
LC860 - Flex-Space Comfy Rectangular Classroom Carpet - 6' x 9' - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $229.00 1 $229.00

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