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Mrs. Patterson from Kingsburg CA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Creating the Perfect Reading Climate

Help me give my students the means and materials to stay engaged and focused this school year. A number of these books are high interest and will motivate students to read, while the seating will keep them focused!

  • $755 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My school is in a small town community. It is a very tight knit community and has a unique school district set up. Most towns have students of one age group going to many different schools based on where they live. In our town, however, every student in the same grade will go to the same school. There is no separation based on where you live or socio-economic level. I love this set up because I believe it gives everyone in our town an equal opportunity at education and students are brought up with more diverse groups than just those that live in their nearby neighborhoods.

My school's students are all diverse and all have individual learning styles.

My class includes GATE students (gifted and talented, English language learners, RSP students, and a number of personalities! My students are special because of their differences, and I believe my teaching style should reflect this. Therefore, I have decided to begin this project!

My Project

Every year I strive to build a love of reading in my students. Unfortunately so many students are hesitant to read and don't have the classroom environment to encourage this. A classroom should be welcoming and comfortable and make students open to learning.

High interest books are so necessary as children will never have a love for reading if they aren't exposed to books they actually enjoy reading.

I have included books in a series that we have read together and students are so motivated to read and find out what happens next! I have also included a number of books perfect as mentor texts, not only that children will love, but that teaches content!

I have also include flexible seating options in this project as students are so much more excited to read when they can do it in a comfortable, low stress area.

Mrs. Patterson
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Flash Furniture Vibrant Black and Chrome Drafting Stool with Tractor Seat • Amazon Business $48.73 4 $194.92
LapGear Compact Lap Desk - Alaskan Blue - Fits Up to 13.3 Inch Laptops - Style No. 43103 • Amazon Business $11.99 12 $143.88
CleverMade 32L Collapsible Storage Bins - Durable Folding Plastic Stackable Utility Crates, Solid Wall CleverCrates, 3 Pack, Black • Amazon Business $40.59 2 $81.18
JustJamz Bubbles Colorful in-Ear Earbud Headphones 3.5 MM Audio Jack for iPhone Android Laptop Bulk Earbuds for Kids Students Classroom Mixed Colors, 30 Pack • Amazon Business $37.99 1 $37.99
Mr. Terupt Falls Again • Amazon Business $6.79 3 $20.37
Saving Mr. Terupt • Amazon Business $6.79 3 $20.37
One Green Apple • Amazon Business $14.02 1 $14.02
Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
The City of Ember: The Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Saved by the Boats: The Heroic Sea Evacuation of September 11 (Encounter: Narrative Nonfiction Picture Books) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Salt in His Shoes: Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

Materials cost

$552.73

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$50.57

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.29

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$641.59

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$113.22

Total project goal

$754.81

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$754.81

1 Donor

-$754.81

Donations toward project cost

-$641.59

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$113.22

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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