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Mrs. Coombs from New Bern NC is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Comfy Tools For My Creative Thoughts

Help me give my students flexible seating to collaborate on projects and have a relaxing space to delve into a good book. They also need a reliable class pencil sharpener and pencils to journal their reading responses.

  • $581 goal

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My Students

Students in my school live in a small rural area and many of them have recently experienced the devastating effects of a hurricane. They often lack the necessary materials to be successful in school. However, they are enthusiastic learners that are a joy to teach. They appreciate the opportunities they have to learn and grow.

Through reading, my students can go on adventures all over the world, and learn about anything they desire.

The students in my school are very diverse. We have many different families. Each culture has something unique to share with the rest of the school.

My students are typical adolescents that enjoy socializing with each other, laughing, learning, and sharing their experiences in the classroom.

My Project

My students often do not bring basic supplies to school that are needed to complete their work. The pencils and highlighters will provide each student with the necessary tools to write in my English Language Arts class.

My students need a comfy space to read and collaborate together on projects.

The couch will allow students an alternative place to work as well as providing a comfortable space for reading. The books I have selected will allow my students to explore different cultures and use their imagination.

The class pencil sharpener will ensure that my students will always be prepared to write.

Mrs. Coombs
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 115 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC347GR - Flex-Space Comfy Couch - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $279.00 1 $279.00
Staples Power Extreme Electric Pencil Sharpener, Heavy-Duty, Black (21834) • Staples Advantage $41.14 1 $41.14
BIC Brite Liner Highlighters, Assorted Colors, Value Pack, 24/Pack • Staples Advantage $6.45 5 $32.25
Staples Yellow Pencils, No. 2, Soft, 72/Pk (10434) • Staples Advantage $8.49 2 $16.98
Grand Canyon • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Hello, Universe • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 13 • Amazon Business $8.78 1 $8.78
Piecing Me Together • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Walk Two Moons • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora • Amazon Business $6.81 1 $6.81

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