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Mrs. Dotzler from Des Moines IA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Creating a Love for Reading in a Cozy Environment!

My students need materials to create a cozy and organized space for reading!

  • $535 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a teacher in a low-income/high poverty school, my students are faced with many challenges in and out of school. Despite the many challenges my students face, they come to school every day eager to learn. My students are an amazing group of 1st graders who are intelligent, curious, and fun!.

My school is in a high poverty area.

I teach at a Title I school in Des Moines, Iowa, where the majority of students qualify for free and reduced-priced lunches. I worry that many of my students' needs are not being met at home. As an educator, my goal is to make sure my students get the best quality education and experiences at school. Although I may not be able to control their home lives, I try to make our learning environment and school experiences positive and meaningful. I am hoping to pave a path toward academic excellence for my students!

My Project

My first-grade students are always so eager to learn new things! They are the most hardworking students and have a love for reading. We have a large selection of books in our classroom, however, we are lacking a comfortable and cozy space that is organized and allows easy access to the books they love.

Reading books for fun is one of the most popular activities in my classroom.

I would love to provide a new bookshelf with colorful bins, and cozy pillows to increase my students' love for reading!

"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go."

-Dr. Seuss

Mrs. Dotzler
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ECR4Kids Birch 5-Section School Classroom Storage Cabinet with Casters, Natural, 24" H • Amazon Business $163.98 1 $163.98
BR302BU - Comfy Floor Seat - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 2 $99.98
TT730X - Neon Heavy-Duty Book Bins - Set of 6 Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
Floor Bloom Soft and Cozy Flower Floor Pillow for Kids (Purple, Large - Magic Garden Collection) • Amazon Business $29.00 1 $29.00
Floor Bloom Soft and Cozy Flower Floor Pillow for Kids (Pink, Large - Magic Garden Collection) • Amazon Business $29.00 1 $29.00
Girls Flower Floor Pillow Seating Cushion, for a Reading Nook, Bed Room, or Watching TV. Softer and More Plush Than Area Rug or Foam Mat. 16", Green • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99

Materials cost

$391.94

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$26.85

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.88

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$454.67

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$80.24

Total project goal

$534.91

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$534.91

3 Donors

-$524.91

Donations toward project cost

-$446.17

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$78.74

match offer

-$10.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$8.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$1.50

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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