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Ms. Leale from Norton Shores MI is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Cozy and Comfy Reading Area!

My students need a classroom library area that will help establish their foundational reading skills.

  • $230 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My classroom is full 7 amazing humans between the ages of 5 and 7 with cognitive impairments! A typical day is busy with lots of movement and energy. Our classroom is one big family. Each one us learns differently and has unique needs. We embrace that! Everyone is loved and respected. No matter what happens throughout our day, everyone knows they belong here and that we are always there for one another.

"An investment in knowledge pays the best interest." Students in my classroom have cognitive impairments, physical impairments, other health impairments, and autism.

Various items help my students learn to the best of their ability. Students are in my classroom a majority of the day but are also involved in their general education classroom with their peers. We strive to work as a team and gather tools that will help individual students to support them in anyway possible. However, we need many more items to meet the needs of every learner. Many of my students have sensory issues and need to access different tools to meet those needs so they can strive to reach their goals daily!

My Project

I strive to provide an area where students enjoy reading including books, comfy seating, pillows and soft lighting. Each student has a book bin that will contain books they personally choose from our classroom library that sparks their interest. These books will be loved by the students because they can relate to them. The environment will promote a space that students will be invited and drawn to. I want them to be able to escape into the world of reading to work on those foundational skills! According to the National Education Association, "having kids read a lot is one of the crucial components of becoming a good reader. Young readers need to become practiced at recognizing letters and sounds. The only way to get good at it is to practice."

Can you imagine having a classroom library that isn't inviting, comfy and doesn't have anything that grabs your attention?

In our classroom, we believe everyone is a reader. Establishing foundational skills at such a young age is so important! Having an environment where students are encouraged, loved, and invited is my goal. Exposing students to various books will allow them to grow as readers. They will be able to learn so much and establish the foundational skills as an emergent learner, such as learning letters and letter sounds!

http://www.nea.org/grants/facts-about-childrens-literacy.html

Ms. Leale
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
BeanBob Bean Bag Chair (Steel Grey), 2.5ft - Bedroom Sitting Sack for Kids w/Super Soft Foam Filling • Amazon Business $47.90 2 $95.80
How Do Dinosaurs Learn to Read? • Amazon Business $13.57 1 $13.57
Giraffes Can't Dance • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Pete the Cat: Five Little Pumpkins • Amazon Business $7.68 1 $7.68
Miss Nelson Is Missing! • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Pete the Cat Checks Out the Library • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
PJ Masks and the Dinosaur! • Amazon Business $4.66 1 $4.66
Pete the Cat: Firefighter Pete • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
LEGO DC Superheroes: Save the Day (Comic Reader #1) • Amazon Business $3.78 1 $3.78
Pete the Cat: Out of This World • Amazon Business $3.48 1 $3.48
PJ Masks Make Friends! • Amazon Business $3.29 1 $3.29
Pinkalicious: School Lunch • Amazon Business $3.29 1 $3.29

Materials cost

$162.70

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.44

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$195.14

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$34.44

Total project goal

$229.58

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$229.58

8 Donors

-$216.73

Donations toward project cost

-$184.52

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.21

match offer

-$12.50

Match offer toward project cost

-$10.62

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$1.88

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.35

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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