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Ms. Huffman from Dade City FL is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Creating a Homey Place Away from Home

My students need a new rug and comfy seating for our reading area that provides a welcoming space for them to enjoy their books and meet their goals.

  • $528 goal

This project expired on October 1, 2012.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Barnes and Noble offers comfy places to read their books because it makes reading more enjoyable... I want to create this feeling for my students in my classroom.

My first graders come from low income homes that aren't always the most comfortable and welcoming.

Our school is title 1 and predominately Hispanic and African American. Even with their home lives being hectic and most of the time unconventional, they have sweet and gentle spirits. A lot of them see school as a get away and our classroom as a safe place with a family.

My Project

With this new furniture, I hope to be able to create even more of a welcoming environment for my classroom reading area than I have currently. Providing comfy seats and designated area for them to read will encourage them to strive to reach their reading goals. Being able to have this area will offer the opportunity to those children to feel what it's like to get sucked into a good book and be free of distractions. For those students that have a welcoming reading environment at home it will be a nice home away from home. But, for those students who don't have this privilege in their own home, they will have it here in our classroom.

By making a donation to my project you are impacting the lives of my students tremendously.

I am working to teach my students to love to read and you would be lending me a helping hand to do this. The students don't always have the best home lives, but I try all I can to make our classroom the home that I would ant them to have away from school.

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

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 18 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
HH188 - Reading Corner Classroom Carpet • Lakeshore Learning $149.00 1 $149.00
FF682BR - Just Like Home Comfy Chair • Lakeshore Learning $129.00 2 $258.00

Materials cost

$407.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.10

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$448.10

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$79.08

Total project goal

$527.18

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$527.18

2 Donors

-$451.10

Donations toward project cost

-$448.10

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$76.08

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$0.00

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