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  • $1,022 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Goldberg
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 8 donors
  • $0 still needed

Comfy Reading Spots with Books to Match Post Sandy

My students need a comfy rug to sit or lay on while they read books on their current reading level and writing supplies to respond to their reading when they are done.

My Students

Do you remember sitting for hours with a favorite book in a comfortable space? My students have read most of the leveled books in the library and are craving more, with a comfy spot to match.

My class consists of twelve wonderful and enthusiastic special needs students.

They range from kindergarten to second grade. These same children were affected by Hurricane Sandy in October. Many of the leveled books were lost when they relocated to stay warm and eat. Many of my students read below level and are in need of high interest books to continue a love for reading.

My Project

A new rug will give the students an inviting space to get comfortable and "jump" into a book just like their favorite characters Jack and Annie of the Magic Tree House Series. They enjoy listening to this series read aloud and want to read them on their own. Reading leveled books and guided reading will help the student's reading levels increase so that they can eventually read higher level books. This is important since so many are reading below level due to various developmental delays. The requested writing supplies will enable the students to respond to books they read, This will help me to assess their comprehension and growth.

The gift of reading is a gift that will last a lifetime.

It's important for my twelve multi-aged and multi-leveled special needs students to learn that reading can take them to extraordinary places, we just need to take smaller steps. I know they will be successful readers! Motivation for reading comes from unexpected places, perhaps this experience will be the catalyst for one or many of my students.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Simple Shapes Rug • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $192.99 1 $192.99
Reading For Fluency Readers Set 1 • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $29.88 1 $29.88
Learn To Read Variety Pk 21 Lev Gh • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $20.94 1 $20.94
Learn To Read Variety Pk 23 Lev Hi • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $20.94 1 $20.94
FR150X - First Little Readers - Complete Library • Lakeshore Learning $199.00 1 $199.00
Sargent Art Colored Pencils Assortment, 10 Colors, 250 colored pencils • Quill $49.04 1 $49.04
X-ACTO Teacher Pro Desktop Electric Pencil Sharpener Blue/Black • Quill $40.49 1 $40.49
Riverside Paper Picture Story Paper 9x12" • Quill $6.69 5 $33.45
Crayola Classpack Crayons w/Markers 8 Colors, 128 Each Crayons/Markers, 256/Box • Quill $65.69 1 $65.69
Dixon "My First" Pencils • Quill $5.75 6 $34.50
Elmer's Glue Sticks All-Purpose, 30 Pack • Quill $18.89 2 $37.78
Dixon Ticonderoga Pre-sharpened No. 2 Pencil • Quill $3.14 23 $72.22

Materials cost

$796.92

Vendor shipping charges

$29.12

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.95

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$867.99

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$153.17

Total project goal

$1,021.16

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,021.16

6 Donors

-$460.57

Donations toward project cost

-$391.49

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$69.08

Matching donations from our partners

-$560.59

Match offers toward project cost

-$476.50

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$84.09

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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8 donors8 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 12 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by Tony Yoseloff and 7 other donors.

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