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Mrs. Sparks from Kirksville MO is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Engagement Is Key

Help me give my students engaging books and places to read in my classroom!

  • $751 goal

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My Students

My students come from a small, rural community. Our district is a Title I school with sixty-two percent of the population qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch. We are also seeing a growing population of ELL (English Language Learner) students from the Congo. 2nd grade is such an exciting group of mixed interests, abilities, and goals. Some of my students are learning to read, write, and count, while others are learning to explore, use critical thinking skills, and conduct experiments.

My goal is to give every student engaging materials to learn.

Our school population is changing. We are encountering more students who are coming to us with little or no support at home.

As my students make gains in my classroom, they begin to find pride in themselves. My classroom is about building skills. The work we do in this classroom is building relationships, staying with the group, following directions, and accessing general education content in different ways. We celebrate little wins together each day. My students walk into class every day full of life, ready to learn, and excited for what is in store for them.

My Project

These books, reading bench, and rug will continue to enhance the engaging classroom that I strive to create. My classroom library is a place that my students go to escape the stress in their daily lives by using books and having comfy places to relax and read.

My students would love to have a bright and soft rug to lay on while reading their new favorite books.

The bench is a place they can sit or do work. It converts from a sitting bench for 3 or 4 to a working table. I will be able to work with students in small groups or they can sit and work with their teams. I also plan to use the bench as an incentive for students who are giving best effort and showing respect.

Mrs. Sparks
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 163 students.

4 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Flagship Carpets FE126-44A Learning Grid Children's Classroom Seating Rug (Seats 24), 7'6"x12', Rectangle • Amazon Business $266.99 1 $266.99
Premiere Products 5RCAT Resin Convert-A-Bench • Amazon Business $94.79 1 $94.79
The Berenstain Bears The Trouble with Tryouts: An Early Reader Chapter Book (Berenstain Bears/Living Lights) • Amazon Business $16.28 2 $32.56
Mercy Watson Boxed Set: Adventures of a Porcine Wonder • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
I Wanna Iguana • Amazon Business $13.77 1 $13.77
I Wanna New Room • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Pete the Cat's Giant Groovy Book: 9 Books in One (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Pete the Cat and the Missing Cupcakes • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Social Skills Activities for Kids: 50 Fun Exercises for Making Friends, Talking and Listening, and Understanding Social Rules • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Baditude! What to Do When Life Stinks! (Responsible Me!) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
We Don't Eat Our Classmates • Amazon Business $10.59 1 $10.59
Wrecking Ball (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 14) • Amazon Business $9.47 1 $9.47
Dog Man: Fetch-22: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #8) (8) • Amazon Business $9.17 1 $9.17
But It's Not My Fault! (Responsible Me!) • Amazon Business $9.02 1 $9.02
Rumor Has It (Building Relationships) • Amazon Business $8.39 1 $8.39
Three Cheers for Tacky (Tacky the Penguin) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
In My Opinion • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #7) (7) • Amazon Business $7.29 1 $7.29
Prince Fly Guy (Fly Guy #15) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Fly Guy's Amazing Tricks (Fly Guy #14) • Amazon Business $6.94 1 $6.94
Dog Man Unleashed: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #2) (2) • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79
The Bear (Lighthouse Family) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Charlie the Ranch Dog: Rock Star (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Berenstain Bears: That's So Rude! • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Hi! Fly Guy • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

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