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Mrs. Broome from Durham NC is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Empowering and Exciting Students

My students need engaging materials to encourage academic and personal growth in the classroom.

  • $997 goal

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My Students

These students are from many different backgrounds and many of them speak English as their second language. They are excited about fifth grade but lack the motivation to challenge themselves and my goal this year is to change that.

This school is considered Title One in an urban part of North Carolina where 100% of our students receive free or reduced lunch.

This school's demographic is about 50% Hispanic or ESL and 50% African-American. When asked what need all students have in common, I believe that it is love and support. I know that they will flourish when we can work together to accomplish this engaging, welcoming and safe environment for them to learn and grow.

My Project

These materials will be used in various ways to engage and meet the needs of my students. I love to make social studies lessons come to life by creating the scene in a room transformation. Many of the materials listed like black lights, fake grass, and inflatable soccer goals make that possible for me. It is so important to make school a place where kids want to be and where they feel safe and motivated.

I hope to create an environment that keeps them guessing and wanting more when they come in the next day.

Other materials, like the carpet and microphone, are helpful to create an environment that is welcoming and engaging for these students. I know that all of these materials will literally be put into good hands, and that my students will benefit in more ways than one for having access to them. Thank you for your support!

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

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, 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.

This project will reach 55 students.

18 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC851 - Flex-Space Comfy Round Classroom Carpet - 6' Diameter - Gray • Lakeshore Learning Materials $169.00 1 $169.00
UV Flashlight Black Lights, Findway Ultravilot Urine Light 12 Led UV Blacklight Flashlight Detector for dogs, Pet Stain Detector, Dog Urine Remover, Bed Bug Detector-Pack of 5 • Amazon Business $16.99 5 $84.95
Wireless Voice Amplifier, SHIDU S615 Stable UHF Amplifiers 10Watts with 1800mAh Rechargeable Lithium Battery, Clear Sound for Teaching, Singing, Presentations and More • Amazon Business $59.99 1 $59.99
Wholesale 10 Pack Classic Vintage Clear Lens Sunglasses Colored Frame • Amazon Business $19.72 3 $59.16
Franklin Kong Sports Soccer Set • DICK'S Sporting Goods $27.99 2 $55.98
Uchida Bistro Chalk Markers, Set of 4 Colors (UCH4804ED) • Staples Advantage $13.99 3 $41.97
Barrina UV LED BlackLight bar 9w 2ft T5 Integrated Bulb Black Light Fixture For Blacklight Poster and Party Fun Atmosphere with Built-in ON/OFF Switch (4-pack) • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Marvy Uchida Bistro Chalk Marker Sets fine point fl. pink, fl. blue, fl. green, fl. yellow • Staples Advantage $13.19 3 $39.57
QYH Artificial Grass Mat Fake Grass Turf Lawn Indoor/Outdoor 30mm Pile Height Synthetic Grass for Garden Pet Dog Area (3.3'x 5') • Amazon Business $36.66 1 $36.66
Funny Party Hats Mardi Gras Beads Necklaces - Party Costumes Accessories 144 Pc by (Colorful) • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
Clipco Dry Erase Pocket Sleeves Assorted Colors (30-Pack) • Amazon Business $22.95 1 $22.95
Gee Di Moda Rectangle Tablecloth - 60 x 102 Inch - White Rectangular Table Cloth for 6 Foot Table in Washable Polyester - Great for Buffet Table, Parties, Holiday Dinner, Wedding & More • Amazon Business $10.75 2 $21.50
Gee Di Moda Rectangle Tablecloth - 60 x 102 Inch - Black Rectangular Table Cloth for 6 Foot Table in Washable Polyester - Great for Buffet Table, Parties, Holiday Dinner, Wedding & More • Amazon Business $10.75 2 $21.50
Marvy Uchida Bistro Chalk Marker Sets chisel point fl. pink, fl. blue, fl. green, fl. yellow • Staples Advantage $13.49 1 $13.49
LECIEL UV LED Black Light Fixtures, 6W Portable Blacklight Lamp for UV Poster, UV Art, Ultraviolet Curing, Authentication Currency or Stain Detector • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Sound Activated Party Lights with Remote Control Dj Lighting, RBG Disco Ball, Strobe Lamp 7 Modes Stage Par Light for Home Room Dance Parties Birthday DJ Bar Karaoke Xmas Wedding Show Club Pub • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Uchida Bistro Chalk Marker Set, Fluorescent Blue/Red/Green/Yellow, 4/Pk • Staples Advantage $12.19 1 $12.19
Pack of 4, Picnic Table Covers, 54" x 72" Red and White Checkered Tablecloths Tablecovers Table Cloth Cover Party Catering Events Tableware Disposable Tablecloths +10 Pairs Plastic Disposable Gloves • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Stanley 10-099 6 in Classic 99® Retractable Utility Knife, 1-Pack • Amazon Business $4.70 1 $4.70

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