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Ms. Carroll from Decatur GA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Comfy Seating and Cultural Reading...

Help me give my students flexible seating options and books geared towards their interests and cultural experiences.

  • $694 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The majority of my students are from low-income, single parent families. They are constantly fighting to find the balance and purpose of school in their daily lives. They, like many other 2nd graders, are more concerned with dancing, sports, and music, than they are with their academic success.

Saying that my students are creative and imaginative, would be an understatement!

Inquisitive by nature, they are always asking, "Why? What's this for? When am I going to use this?" Science and Math are outlets for my students to release all of their built up energy throughout the day! I love incorporating stations and centers into class sessions, so that they are able to walk around and self-assess about the information presented. I want my students to have that same zest for knowledge throughout all subjects. They are wonderful children, adding unique styles and experiences to our ever-evolving learning community!

My Project

I have exceptional children in my learning community that will benefit greatly from having more comfortable seating options in our learning community, such as the balance balls and stools. I currently have Do-it-yourself seating, ottomans, carpets, and standard seating in the classroom. Some of my students love sitting on the carpet and would benefit greatly by having the lap desks to utilize. They move from the floor to their desks whenever they need to write information down. However, I want them to be able to sit where they would like and for the area to be functional for them, as well.

Understanding one's cultural identity through literacy has always been a goal in my classroom!

I want my students to see a part of themselves in the books they are reading. I want them to actively engage in reading through more nonfiction texts and autobiographies. My students need to have more positive influences in their lives and I hope to inspire this through reading. This is why I thought it was important to select books about the lives of figures in African-American history.

There is a book about Jackie Robinson, an African-American baseball player, Venus and Serena Williams, African-American tennis players, Maya Angelou, an African-American poet, Louis Armstrong, an African-American musician during the Harlem Renaissance, and many more. From dancers to doctors and athletes to activists, my students will have the opportunity to read and explore the lives of many people that were children just like them!

Ms. Carroll
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ECR4Kids The Surf - Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Blue (10-Pack) • Amazon Business $229.99 1 $229.99
Norwood Commercial Furniture NOR-AUH1200AC-SO Plastic Stack Stools 12" Height (Pack of 5) • Amazon Business $79.60 1 $79.60
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Orange, Junior (52cm) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Pink, 45cm • Amazon Business $19.98 1 $19.98
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Blue, 52cm • Amazon Business $19.98 1 $19.98
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Lime Green, 45cm • Amazon Business $18.50 1 $18.50
Who Was Nelson Mandela? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Muhammad Ali? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Michael Jackson? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Sojourner Truth? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was George Washington Carver? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Jesse Owens? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Aretha Franklin? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
What Was the Underground Railroad? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Are Venus and Serena Williams? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Harriet Tubman? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Louis Armstrong? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Is Michelle Obama? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Is Barack Obama? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Maya Angelou? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Is Malala Yousafzai? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Rosa Parks? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Coretta Scott King? • Amazon Business $5.92 1 $5.92
Who Was Jackie Robinson? • Amazon Business $5.79 1 $5.79
Who Is Stevie Wonder? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.72 1 $5.72
Who Was Booker T. Washington? • Amazon Business $5.01 1 $5.01
Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.? • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Who Was Frederick Douglass? • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79

Materials cost

$516.10

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$35.61

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.74

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$589.45

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$104.02

Total project goal

$693.47

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$693.47

6 Donors

-$395.97

Donations toward project cost

-$358.47

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$37.50

match offer

-$271.74

Match offer toward project cost

-$230.98

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$40.76

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$25.76

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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