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

Creating a Cozy Book Nook

My students need a well-organized bookshelf, an eye-catching book display, and comfortable, easy to clean seating where they can curl up and read or listen to a good book.

  • $745 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We have approximately 900 students at our school. Ninety percent of our students are Latino and 76% are from low-income families. About 11% of our students are considered special needs. Our students come from hard-working, loving families that want to see their children succeed.

My students are eager to learn and happy to be in school; however, school is challenging for some students who lack social skills, such as the ability to make friends, manage their emotions and/or resolve conflicts positively.

My Project

My project will help create an inviting and cozy book nook in the school counselor’s office where literature will be used to support good mental health. Reading together, in individual or small group sessions, is a wonderful way to reach out and connect with students who are in special circumstances.

Having a comfortable and organized reading area will allow me to read stories to students about characters who have successfully resolved a dilemma similar to their own.

Since some students have difficulty identifying and communicating their feelings, stories can serve to facilitate open discussion and self-understanding. If children become emotionally involved with literary characters, they are more able to verbalize, act out, or draw pictures describing their innermost thoughts.

Mrs. Anderson
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 55 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Modway EEI-1407-BLK Divulge Faux Leather Accent Arm Lounge Chair and Ottoman 2-Piece Set Black • Amazon Business $157.50 2 $315.00
Contender C34330F Single Sided Book Display, Assembled • Amazon Business $129.03 1 $129.03
South Shore 4-Shelf Storage Bookcase, Gray Oak • Amazon Business $69.57 1 $69.57
Luxzura Braided Chindi Area Rug - Handmade, Cotton, Multicolor & Reversible (Oval 3x5, Blue) • Amazon Business $44.99 1 $44.99
BAIST Fabric Storage Bins,Heavy Duty Square Gold Canvas Fabric Storage Cubes Bins Baskets For Bedroom Shelf School Days,set of 4,Aqua Stripe (11×11×11") • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Evelots Magazine File Holder Organizer Boxes W/Labels, Mandala Design- Set of 6 • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99

Materials cost

$593.57

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.90

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$632.47

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$111.61

Total project goal

$744.08

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$744.08

3 Donors

-$744.08

Donations toward project cost

-$632.47

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$111.61

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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