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Ms. Velasco from Whittier CA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Comfy Knowledge Nest a Must for Bi-literate Scholars

Help me give my students 2 area rugs, 16 pillows, and a mix of 16 decorative and inspirational quote pillow covers to strengthen our environment of growing knowledge.

  • $489 goal

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My Students

My group of 4th grade scholars are far from being your typical students. They're part of a dynamic, unique, and intensive Dual Immersion Program. In our 50/50 dual language model, they have proven that even though their capacity to learn is working double-overtime their spirits and effort are able to power them through without any complaints. The students of Room 21 are diverse, innovative, and motivated learners, a perfect combination of success.

Our school curriculum is founded on the ideals of a Balanced Literacy Program where our Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop encourages independence, stamina, and a genuine love for reading and writing.

In order to sustain and thrive in this independent setting, my students are in need of some basic materials that will help facilitate their drive and love while they are in their reading and writing environment.

My Project

In our fast-paced technology-driven world, trying to find a cozy and tranquil spot becomes a race to find the best spot on the small area rug and the opportunity to lay on the 4 fluffy pillows available. By having a varied and numerous selection of pillows and more space from two shaggy carpets my students will be able to fully immerse themselves in a world of dual reading possibilities as if they were at home nestled in a place of warmth and imagination.

The ideal plan to continue enhancing the reading and writing environment that my students can benefit from is to provide the essential elements that’ll keep them engaged, comfortable, and motivated.

The items selected for our classroom were chosen by my students because they will be used by the students! This project will continue to increase their stamina and growing love for reading and writing.

The two area rugs and 16 pillows will help create two additional group areas where the students can discuss or share their thoughts during Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop. These specific area opportunities facilitate students abilities to work collaboratively and independently, especially in a classroom that requires a lot of higher order thinking.

Ms. Velasco
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Phantoscope 4 Packs Throw Pillow Inserts Hypoallergenic Square Form Sham Stuffer 18" x 18" • Amazon Business $25.49 4 $101.96
Unique Loom Solo Solid Shag Collection Modern Plush Light Slate Blue Area Rug (6' x 9') • Amazon Business $73.85 1 $73.85
Unique Loom Solo Solid Shag Collection Modern Plush Deep Aqua Blue Round (6' x 6') • Amazon Business $66.03 1 $66.03
Trivenee Tex Pillowcase Embroidered Funny Inspirational Quote Throw Pillow Cover Decorative Pillowcase for Couch Sofa Gift for Graduation Teen Boys Girls Christmas (Believe(Grey), 18"X18") • Amazon Business $14.60 2 $29.20
BLUETTEK New Decorative Throw Pillow Covers Set Of 4 18 x 18 Inches, Purple-Teal-Rose-Gold Heart-Stars-Triangles Shining Burlap Toss Pillow Case for Living Room, Couch and Bed • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
Linen Throw Pillow Covers,Set of 4 Soft Breathable Durable Cushion Covers,Decorative Lined Squar Pillow-case for Boys,18 x 18 Inch,Light Grey • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
100% Cotton Decorative Square Throw Pillow Covers Cushion Cover Throw Pillow Case with Invisible Zipper for Chair Sofa Bedroom Car 18 x 18 Inch • Amazon Business $6.65 2 $13.30
Be Kind Be Brave Inspirational Quote and Arrow Throw Pillow Case Cushion Cover for Sofa Couch Home Decorative Cotton Linen 18" x 18" • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
4TH Emotion Just One More Chapter Throw Pillow Case Cushion Cover Book Lovers Cotton Linen 18 x 18 Inch • Amazon Business $9.69 1 $9.69
YOUR SMILE Inspiring Quote Cotton Linen Square Decorative Throw Pillow Case Cushion Cover 18x18 Inch Mint • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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