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Ms. Sato from Oakland CA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Creating an Inviting and Safe Place to Learn

My students need storage bins, chair bags, privacy partitions and pocket charts to make sure they are set up for learning.

  • $837 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have a great group of students who no matter what is going on in their neighborhood or lives show up every day with a smile on their face ready to learn!

My students are curious, adaptable, courageous, resourceful and compassionate.

We are a small school in Oakland and our students are faced with challenges everyday, often forcing my students to grow up faster than they should. We are a Title I school with over 90% on the free-reduced lunch program. Most people don't like going to work but as cliche as it sounds I love going to work everyday knowing that I get to work with these students. These students are the most amazing and resilient kids and I am so thankful that I get to work with them everyday.

My Project

The materials I am requesting will help transform my classroom into an inviting and safe place where students can learn, be organized and develop. We are a small elementary school in Oakland. Many of my students suffer from trauma or face everyday challenges that force them to grow up too fast.

I want to provide a safe place where my students can thrive.

The chair seats will provide space for the students to keep their supplies. Having individual places for the students to put their materials will make transitions easier and faster and as a result more time for learning. The book bins will be used to organize the classroom library so students will be able to easily find books in their reading level. The pocket chart stand and pocket charts will help me as a teacher organize things like reading strategies and spelling words.

Ms. Sato
Grades 3-5
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
JJ110X - Regular At-Your-Seat Storage Sack - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.60 2 $159.20
AA758BU - Connect & Store Book Bin - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.99 20 $99.80
RR565 - Extra-Wide Adjustable Pocket Chart Stand • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
JJ689 - Privacy Partition - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 2 $59.98
LA964 - Adjustable Pocket Chart Stand • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
JJ110 - Regular At-Your-Seat Storage Sack • Lakeshore Learning Materials $8.79 5 $43.95
AA758BU - Connect & Store Book Bin - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $3.99 10 $39.90
PP873 - Magnetic Folder Bins - Set of 3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $23.99 1 $23.99
LK297BU - Heavy-Duty Pocket Chart - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $22.99 1 $22.99
LK297RD - Heavy-Duty Pocket Chart - Red • Lakeshore Learning Materials $22.99 1 $22.99
LK297GR - Heavy-Duty Pocket Chart - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $22.99 1 $22.99

Materials cost

$615.77

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$56.34

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.24

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$711.35

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$125.53

Total project goal

$836.88

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$836.88

8 Donors

-$646.88

Donations toward project cost

-$549.85

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$97.03

match offer

-$190.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$161.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.50

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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