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Ms. Noel from Chicago IL is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Enjoying Reading Again

Help me give my students a reading nook with a new carpet and bean bag chairs to read in and enjoy books.

  • $383 goal

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My Students

Being a diverse learner instructor, teaching grade levels K-3 in the subject areas of Mathematics and Language Arts has been the most rewarding experience of my teaching career. I love that my students are very eager learners and desire to achieve no matter how difficult their daily lives may be. My students are very caring and compassionate and offer to assist others to keep everyone on track while completing assignments. Throughout the school day I'm met by my student's in the hall as they're passing with their general education classrooms and they are eager to meet with me for our small group sessions.

Ensuring that all students have access to the curriculum, the same as those in well-served communities is my main priority.

Having the necessary tools and materials to foster the academic growth and development needed to be successful not only in the classroom but in life is a very important aspect of my vision for educating my students in the 21st century.

My Project

Student's often see reading as a chore or an unpleasant necessity. In giving my students a comfy reading nook, I hope to provide them with a totally different outlook on the time spent reading books. Providing a designated place to read and enjoy books creates a desire to continue to read and enjoy books even outside of the classroom. Sparking curiosity and encouraging student's to read is by far my top priority. Breaking up the monotony of having student's to read at their desks and not have the option to be comfortable or to even lie down on a nice rug is the true goal of my project.

Ms. Noel
Grades PreK-2
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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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mt. St. Helens Solid Carpet - 4' x 6' Rectangle - Marine Blue • Kaplan Early Learning Company $74.66 1 $74.66
SOFTSCAPE RELAX-N-READ BEAN BAG CHAIR - SPECIFY • School Specialty $44.77 1 $44.77
SOFTSCAPE RELAX-N-READ BEAN BAG CHAIR - SPECIFY • School Specialty $44.77 1 $44.77
Samson - SR Wired Over-the-Ear Headphones - Black • Best Buy Education $10.26 3 $30.78
PAPER COMP BOOK SEMI 9.75X7.5 RULED SCHOOL SMART 100 SHTS • School Specialty $1.54 10 $15.40
Simply Stylish Teacher Planner Plan Book by Melanie Ralbusky, Paperback (105024) • $15.29 1 $15.29
The Merriam-Webster Dictionary, Paperback (978-0-87779-295-6) • $6.54 2 $13.08
PAPER NOTEBOOK 1 SUBJECT 10.5X8 70 SHEET SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $1.19 10 $11.90
PENCIL #2 PRE-SHARPENED PACK OF 12 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $1.68 6 $10.08
Webster's American English Dictionary, Expanded Edition, Paperback (9781596951549) • $4.75 2 $9.50
Webster's 769615902 English/Spanish Dictionary • $2.54 3 $7.62

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