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Mrs. Soto from Chicago IL is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Comfy Reading

The cost of the Billingual Rug from KidCarpet, Comfy Pillows from Lakeshore, Fairy Tale Cassette Read-Alongs, and Classroom Favorites Hardcover Library from Lakeshore is $1204, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $1,228 goal

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I am a second grade bilingual teacher in a Chicago public school who loves to read. Currently I have 32 students who also love to read but do not have a comfortable place to do so. I have a favorite place to read at my home and would like to create a special place for my students to get cozy and READ. While we have enough space to sprawl about in our library, it is not comfy. Our rug is way too small to fit everyone so some students sit on hard chairs. I would like to spruce up our reading area by adding a large rug, some pillows, and new books including books on tape. With these items, the students will feel proud of their reading area and spend more time there. These improvements will also allow my students read or listen to books during center time, their individual reading time, or after they have completed their work. The best thing about sprucing up the library is that because my students will be spending more time reading they will be better readers! Please help us create a comfy reading place for our classroom! Thank you!

Mrs. Soto
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 32 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bilingual Rug • KidCarpet.com $359.99 1 $359.99
RE260X - Classroom Favorites Hardcover Library • Lakeshore Learning $179.00 1 $179.00
RA735X - Fairy Tales Cassette Read-Alongs • Lakeshore Learning $139.00 1 $139.00
TS189 - Comfy Pillows - Set of 5 • Lakeshore Learning $99.50 2 $199.00

Materials cost

$876.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$1,006.55

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$220.95

Total project goal

$1,227.50

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,227.50

2 Donors

-$1,184.18

Donations toward project cost

-$1,006.55

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$177.63

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$43.32

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$0.00

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