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Mr. Erstad from Corning CA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Engaging Diverse Learners In Reading

My students need comfortable and flexible seating in a welcoming area that will make them feel at home and ready to learn!

  • $802 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Do you remember how it felt to lose yourself in a good book? I want to provide a cozy, comfortable area in my classroom so that my students can have that feeling!

My students are unique, capable learners; they just need a little extra help to achieve their learning goals.

This will be my first year teaching in a self-contained Special Education K-6 classroom for 10 students, many of whom are English language learners. I want them to have an area in the classroom where they can grow in their literacy skills as well as develop self-regulatory strategies through reading.

My Project

This rug will provide a nice separate area in my classroom for my students to lose themselves in literacy. The chairs and bean bags will give the students flexibility in seating and choices in learning. Together they will create an environment that will help me take the first few steps in making my classroom a place that my students feel safe and comfortable in their learning.

"Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body." —Joseph Addison

As my students start their school career I look forward to providing them with all of the opportunities for learning possible. Thank you for supporting me and my students!

Mr. Erstad
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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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 10 students.

10 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC862 - Flex-Space Comfy Rectangular Classroom Carpet - 6' x 9' - Gray • Lakeshore Learning Materials $229.00 1 $229.00
LC573BU - Flex-Space Big Beanbag Seat - 30" - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 3 $209.97
LC405BU - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 3 $149.97

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