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Ms. R. from Chicago IL is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Cozying Up With a Good Book!

My students need enticing reading spots in my classroom so they can curl up with a good book everyday!

  • $504 goal

This project expired on December 1, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My seventh grade class consists of sixty-five students. Many of these students are fighting an uphill battle in becoming lifelong readers. For example, ninety-seven percent of the students are from low-income families, which means the extra money needed for books at home is - more often than not - out of the question. Neighboring gangs exist in the shadows of our school. This negativity is unfortunately a part of my students’ daily lives. Additionally, thirty-five percent of our students are considered English Language Learners, with parents who speak no or very little English, yet another limiting factor to having access to books. However, I am inspired daily by the resilience they show in the face of these challenges.

My Project

I have often thought of what an onlooker might think as they watched my class transform during reading time. I, who am lucky enough to watch this scene unfold each day, will still once in a while find myself momentarily paused in amazement. For twenty minutes each class period, my chatty, vivacious, opinionated, dramatic (and sometimes fidgety) 7th graders are engulfed in a quiet calm.

A calm that is palpable as the students stretch out on the carpet or lean against the wall, books in hand settling down for a read.

It is the best part of the day. I want each of my students to find a cozy spot to curl up with their book each day, so that they can quickly become immersed in their reading and reap the benefits of a daily reading habit. Unfortunately, our old building furniture does little to entice our young readers to get cozy. It is up to us to provide students with rockers and comfy backrests so students can enjoy their reading time. The more students enjoy reading the more they will read!

Ms. R.
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 65 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Modway EEI-147-WHI Rocker Molded Plastic Accent Lounge Chair Rocker White • Amazon Business $93.75 2 $187.50
Milliard Reading Pillow with Shredded Memory Foam, Great as Backrest for Books or Gaming - 18x15in (Sit up Pillow) • Amazon Business $20.99 6 $125.94
ECR4Kids SoftZone Kids Gaming Rocker - Soft Foam Chair for Movies, Reading or TV - Black • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Trade Quest Plastic Clipboard Opaque Color Letter Size Low Profile Clip (Pack of 6) (Yellow) • Amazon Business $14.45 2 $28.90

Materials cost

$392.33

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.88

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$428.21

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$75.57

Total project goal

$503.78

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$503.78

4 Donors

-$503.78

Donations toward project cost

-$428.21

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$75.57

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$0.00

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